On the occasion of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union by Romania takeover, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue dedicated to this event of high importance for our country.
From January 1st to June 30th, 2019, Romania will assume, for the first time, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This commission is taken over by rotation among the Member States of the European Union, every six months.
During the exercise of the Presidency, Romania will represent the Council of the European Union in dialogue with the other European institutions, in particular, the European Commission and the European Parliament, also working in close coordination with the President of the European Council in the decision-making process.
The rotating Presidency ensures the day-to-day management of the European agenda and the presidency of the Council’s sectoral formations at all levels (ministerial, ambassadorial and technical), with the exception of the Foreign Affairs Council.
The stamp of the issue, with the face value of Lei 5, illustrates the logo of Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, resulting from a creative contest won by Ioan Dobrinescu, a 9th-grade student from “Ion Luca Caragiale” National High School in Bucharest.
The logo indicates a moving, self-assured, dynamic European Union, but at the same time attached to its values.
The European Union was illustrated by means of a wolf, an animal present
in the mythologies of most European cultures. In addition, the drawing illustrates a European Union that affirms its attachment to the protection of biodiversity.
Photo courtesy by Romfilatelia