Danubius International Conferences, 9th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Romania, Development and European Integration in the Context of the Implementation of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region

Angela Mihaela Ene
Last modified: 2019-06-17


Romania, the initiating country of the European Union Strategy for the DanubeRegion, along with Austria, has the opportunity, at least for the Danube basin, to makesubstantial and much more productive progress in its regional development.Our approach is that this strategy represents a mechanism for transnationaldevelopment and can generate a more than necessary stimulus in achieving the generalobjectives that Romania has proposed in the process of economic and social cohesion for theintegration in the European Union.In the content of this approach, we will try to emphasize Romania's major role instimulating the vitality and the force of a macro-program of development, a macro-programthat Romania has the chance to capitalize in its favor, but also to demonstrate its capacity as adriving force in the Union’s South - East region.Considering that Romania exerts its presidency of the Strategy from 1st November2018 to 30th October 2019, represents a very important asset for developing and canalizingthis funding mechanism towards a very important national interest.