Ambassador’s Visit to CES | EUNewsletter

Ambassador’s Visit to CES

17 April 2012

Ambassador Traian Hristea met students at the Centre for European Studies on 16 April when he gave a lecture and held a question and answer session.
Ambassador Hristea spoke about crucial human rights-related matters and the EU crisis, and gave assurances that the European Union has the political will, the commitment and the resources to overcome the critical period of the crisis.
Human rights are central to dialogue with each Eastern Partnership beneficiary country. Democratisation, the rule of law and the implementation of values have been gradually strengthened in each of the EU newly-acceded member states. Ambassador Hristea cited the example of his homeland Romania, where all these values were initially not a concrete reality, but instead a matter of theory. Various EU policies were elaborated and serious measures were taken by the EU Member States to respect human rights legislation.
The Ambassador mentioned the upcoming elections and their importance in the further implementation of the “more for more” principle. He encouraged students to vote and be responsible for their votes. To the question on whether Armenia could fail the “test”, Traian Hristea answered that “what ifs” did not make history and, that, to prevent failure the EU had already started a €1.7 million joint project together with the OSCE.

Ambassador’s Visit to CES

Ambassador Traian Hristea met students at the Centre for European Studies on 16 April when he gave a lecture and held a question and answer session. Ambassador Hristea spoke about crucial human rights-related matters and the EU crisis, and gave assurances that the European Union has the political will, the commitment and the resources to overcome the critical period of the crisis. Human rights are central to dialogue with each Eastern Partnership beneficiary country. Democratisation, the rule of law and the implementation of values have been gradually strengthened in each of the EU newly-acceded member states. Ambassador Hristea cited the example of his homeland Romania, where all these values were initially not a concrete reality, but instead a matter of theory. Various EU policies were elaborated and serious measures were taken by the EU Member States to respect human rights legislation. The Ambassador mentioned the upcoming elections and their importance in the further implementation of the “more for more” principle. He encouraged students to vote and be responsible for their votes. To the question on whether Armenia could fail the “test”, Traian Hristea answered that “what ifs” did not make history and, that, to prevent failure the EU had already started a €1.7 million joint project together with the OSCE.