“We have not finished the regional policy mandate, so we could once again ask for this very important portfolio. So, I did not try to have a new discussion. I took note of this and, of course, later start the negotiations for the new Commissioner, the new portfolio. I think we have to fight for an important portfolio, not to repeat the mistake we made when we took over the rotating Presidency, because we talked about this issue, and say that we do not trust that we will get an important portfolio. I think that we have to do all the steps and get an important portfolio. I think that for Romania a portfolio such as Energy, Transport, Environment would mean a lot, “said Premier Viorica Dăncilă in an interview with TV channel Antena 3.
“We have shown that we are capable, that we can perform, and I am convinced that we could perform on a major portfolio at European level. We have not discussed a Commissioner’s name, I understand that there is a desire to have equal opportunities and that would be preferable a woman commissioner because we will get a much more important portfolio We need to keep track of everything that is going on in the next period and start the negotiations both from the point of view of the Prime Minister and from the point of view of President because we know that the European Council is represented by the President.”