VIDEO INTERVIEW. Dara Murphy, EPP Vice-President and Campaign Director for the 2019 EU Elections – Romania will play a crucial role

“Romania will play a crucial role in the electoral campaign because Romania has the presidency (n.r. EU Presidency) in the first half of 2019. This is the moment when the most important events will take place”, said in an interview for CaleaEuropeana.ro, Dara Murphy, Vice-President of the European People’s Party and EPP campaign director for the 2019 elections.

„Romania will be at the Presidency of the EU Council, at a “hot phase” of the EU, during the European elections. There will be this very exciting period when many of the large political events will take place within your country, that includes ministerial, prime-ministerial, Committee of the Regions. We have a very large exciting program, which includes events in the three capitals cities that will have the Presidency (n.r. of the states that will hold the EU presidency in 2019) over the next 18 months. We look forward to spending a lot of time in Romania during the campaign and working with Romanian MEPs, and of course, with those who will run with the members of the Romanian Parliament with our political family. We will also organise not just in Romania, as in other states, events at local level, in cities, across Romania and other member states. We will work to have such events in all Member States, and of course we will bring our lead candidate that we will be selecting in November 2018 to Romania to show what the collective vision that this candidate and our party have. We will see a lot of Romania in this campaign “, Dara Murphy said, answering a question about the plans the EPP for Romania, given that Romania will hold the EU presidency in the year when European elections will take place.

Asked about the importance of the regions, as Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Executive, announced that a summit for the future of Europe will take place in Sibiu in 2019, he pointed out that “Romania will play a crucial role in the electoral campaign because Romania has the presidency (n.r. EU Presidency) in the first half of 2019. This is the moment when the most important events will take place. We are also planing an event with local and regional politicians form Romania, and I hope that our candidate will also attend this meeting and give an example for the whole of Europe that he is committed to have a debate with local and regional politicians”. In conclusion, Dara Murphy stressed that the person who will be selected to run for the post of President of the European Commission will be one who will be in many other regions of the Member States, not only in the capital, pointing out the importance of the regions.

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