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Răzvan Nicolescu, member of the European Council for Foreign Relations

5 April 2023
General Interest

The former Minister of Energy, Răzvan Nicolescu, became a member of the European Council for Foreign Relations (ECFR), one of the most prestigious European organizations in the field of foreign relations.

The organization brings together approximately 300 European personalities, approximately 20 former heads of state and government, former and current European commissioners, ministers and members of national and European parliaments.

“We are delighted to invite you to become a member of the ECFR Council for a two-year renewable term. ECFR is the only pan-European think tank with a mission to promote the development of a coherent, effective and values-based European foreign and security policy. We provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers and influencers to exchange ideas for joint action, promote informed debate about Europe’s role in the world and build pan-European coalitions for change. The Council is the strongest and most visible expression of pan-European identity of the ECFR. As a member of the ECFR Council, you become part of a unique strategic community with over 300 renowned politicians, business leaders, civil society representatives, academics and journalists from over 30 European countries. Through individual networks and collective engagement with ECFR policies and advocacy initiatives, the members of our Council promote and Europeanize national debates regarding Europe’s most urgent foreign policy priorities and challenges,” reads the invitation received by Răzvan Nicolescu.

He told Agerpres, that he “with pleasure” accepted the invitation to be part of this prestigious organization that supports the European project through its activity.

“I hope to contribute to its success by bringing a Romanian perspective, especially on the topic of climate change and energy,” said Răzvan Nicolescu.

He emphasized, in a post on his Facebook page, that he communicated to the three coordinators of the organization (Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden, Norbert Rottgen, member of the German Parliament and Lykke Friis, former Danish minister of Energy and Climate) his desire “to contribute to the success of the organization, of the European Union project that it supports”.

In 2022, there were two ECFR members from Romania: ambassador Sorin Ducaru, director of the European Space Agency and Ion Sturza, former prime minister of the Republic of Moldova, who has dual citizenship.

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