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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Prime minister Citu says Romania is "fully prepared" to join Schengen

Romania is "fully prepared" to join the Schengen area, Romanian prime minister Florin Citu told his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in a phone conversation on Monday, January 25.

"Yesterday [e.n. Monday] I had a telephone conversation with the prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte. We analyzed the promising prospects for cooperation between Romania and the Netherlands, focusing on strengthening economic relations and boosting political dialogue," Citu wrote in a Facebook post.

"Our legitimate goal of joining the Schengen area was one of the key points reached in the discussion with prime minister Rutte, to whom I told that Romania is, without a doubt, fully prepared to enter the Schengen area," the Romanian PM added.

The evolution of the pandemic and the vaccination process in the two states were two other topics discussed, Florin Citu also said. 

The Netherlands has opposed Romania's accession to the Schengen area since 2011, according to G4media.ro. In May 2019, during the EU summit in Sibiu, the Dutch prime minister said that Romania would be ready for admission to the Schengen area "when it complies with the rule of law and democracy."

In December 2018, the European Parliament adopted a report supporting the Schengen membership for Bulgaria and Romania.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Ilona Andrei)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Prime minister Citu says Romania is "fully prepared" to join Schengen

Romania is "fully prepared" to join the Schengen area, Romanian prime minister Florin Citu told his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in a phone conversation on Monday, January 25.

"Yesterday [e.n. Monday] I had a telephone conversation with the prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte. We analyzed the promising prospects for cooperation between Romania and the Netherlands, focusing on strengthening economic relations and boosting political dialogue," Citu wrote in a Facebook post.

"Our legitimate goal of joining the Schengen area was one of the key points reached in the discussion with prime minister Rutte, to whom I told that Romania is, without a doubt, fully prepared to enter the Schengen area," the Romanian PM added.

The evolution of the pandemic and the vaccination process in the two states were two other topics discussed, Florin Citu also said. 

The Netherlands has opposed Romania's accession to the Schengen area since 2011, according to G4media.ro. In May 2019, during the EU summit in Sibiu, the Dutch prime minister said that Romania would be ready for admission to the Schengen area "when it complies with the rule of law and democracy."

In December 2018, the European Parliament adopted a report supporting the Schengen membership for Bulgaria and Romania.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Inquam Photos/Ilona Andrei)

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