Clear criticism of plans to move the Romanian embassy to Jerusalem.Romania has to submit to the plan to relocate its message in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, fierce criticism in the EU, reports the German news magazine on Saturday in a pre-announcement.
“It can not be that the country currently holding the presidency of the EU , on a major foreign policy issue, abandons the EU’s long-standing common line ,” said Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn .
Also the SPD MEP Arne Lietz criticized the procedure of Romania as “unacceptable”. Instead of destroying the unity of the EU, Romania should instead urge that Hungary and the Czech Republic refrain from similar steps.
Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced on Sunday in Washington that her country’s embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem . The Romanian President Klaus Johannis , who is actually responsible for foreign affairs, had spoken out against the plan. Romania would follow the example of US President Donald Trump .
The EU fears that the two-state solution favored by the Community in the Middle East conflict is so much more difficult. Trump had recently also suffered the EU’s displeasure because the US had recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel. Romania has held the biannually rotating EU council Presidency since January.