Romania insists it's up to the EU presidency

Romania's government insists it is capable of handling the rotating presidency of the European Union, dismissing remarks made by the head of the bloc's executive branch

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's government insists it is capable of handling the rotating presidency of the European Union, dismissing remarks made by the head of the bloc's executive branch.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker recently questioned whether Romania was ready for the political give-and-take of holding the presidency which began this month, adding it was "technically well-prepared" for the role.

But European Affairs Minister George Ciamba said Monday "Romania is well-prepared. Period," adding: "There are political disputes in all member states."

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