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Special Envoy for EU Macro-regional Strategies Petr Janyška attends meeting in Romania

Ambassador Petr Janyška, Special Envoy for EU Macro-regional Strategies, attended the informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the Danube riparian countries held in Bucharest on 7 – 8 November 2011.

Ambassador Petr Janyška, who attended the informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the Danube riparian countries on behalf of the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg, noted in his speech that the EU Strategy for the Danube Region “is unique in the sense that it gathers EU member and non-member states and helps therefore to more cohesion in regions neighbouring to the EU and to more coherence and synergy of the EU policies. The Danube macroregion is still largely dependent on one unique supplier of energy and needs diversification, diversification of transport routes but namely of energy sources. We therefore welcome all activities proposed by European Commission aiming to reinforce the external EU energy policy. We find important to reinforce domestic infrastructures as well as transborder connections“.

Ambassador Petr Janyška also met with Viorel Ardeleanu, Romania´s National Coordinator for the Danube Strategy. They presented the Czech and Romanian position regarding the Danube Strategy and discussed the energy sector issues, including renewable energy.