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Consultations with Romania before the launch of Slovenian EU Council Presidency

Before Slovenia officially assumes the EU Council Presidency, Barbara Sušnik, Director-General for European Union Affairs, held bilateral consultations via videoconference with Aniela Crețu, Special Representative for EU Affairs at the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Barbara Sušnik, Director-General for European Union Affairs with the Special Representative for EU Affairs at the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aniela Crețu, on screen | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

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Director-General Sušnik briefed her Romanian counterpart on the course of preparations and key substantive priorities of the Slovenian Presidency, putting particular emphasis on the strengthening of resilience to various types of crisis and the Union's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual rule of law dialogue and the promotion of the European way of life.

The Presidency's priorities will include the continuation of EU enlargement, focusing on the Western Balkans. In addition, attention will be paid to the Conference on the Future of Europe because as a presiding country and a member of the presidency of the Conference, Slovenia will play a special role in its implementation.

Special Representative Crețu welcomed the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency and expressed readiness for further constructive cooperation between the two countries on all key strategic issues and topics of common interest. Director-General Sušnik and Special Representative Crețu advocated the further deepening of bilateral relations in various fields and strengthening the dialogue between the two countries.