20th January and 21st January, Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Toomas Vitsut participates in the Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. The meeting focuses on the priorities of the Romanian Presidency and the new multiannual financial framework of the EU.
“Romania has made strengthening of the unity and cohesion of Europe the general aim of its first Presidency. Based on this principle, Bucharest also leads the negotiations on the next financial framework of the European Union,” Vitsut said. “The draft budget plan for 2021–2027 should in Romania’s opinion focus on reducing the disparities between different regions of Europe. Estonia certainly agrees to such a position,” Vitsut added.
Today, the chairpersons of the European Union affairs committees will meet to discuss the issues concerning the national parliaments more generally. Vitsut will also meet with Ambassador of Estonia in Romania Ants Frosch.
Tomorrow the chairpersons of the European Union affairs committees will hold two panel discussions, the first of which will focus on the priorities of the Romanian Presidency, and the second on improving and ensuring Cohesion Policy during the new EU budget framework period.