ON THE ROAD - ROMANIA

ROMANIA
16 March 2019

EUROPE SERVES ITS REGIONS TO ACHIEVE BEST LIVING CONDITIONS FOR ALL THE CITIZENS

Salutări, România!

 

The power of Europe starts in its regions. Having met with hundreds of local and regional leaders during my stop in Bucharest and listened to their suggestions and concerns, I have some ideas on how to make Europe a better place.

 

Romanians have fought for their hard-won democracy; their sense of duty in withstanding the government’s attacks on the rule of law have truly inspired me.

 

I am committed to the EU project and its values, and I am determined to make a change in the lives of European citizens.

 

Europe’s future begins from its roots; I want Europe’s rural and urban regions to stay competitive and to grow.

 

Europe is a centre of innovation — in regions, cities and villages. Seeing new technologies like robots and meeting with local representatives provided an excellent chance to exchange views on the implementation of EU funds and on how to better address our citizens’ concerns.

 

I also took the chance to visit the Nuclear Physics Centre in Magurele. This is a world-class, EU-funded project. Recently, the Centre’s high-powered laser even exceeded 10 Petawatts — setting a new world record.

 

By investing in development and research and by creating new opportunities at local levels, Europe can demonstrate how to serve its citizens.