Charlemagne Prize 2020: Klaus Iohannis
The President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, will be awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen on 21 May 2020 at the Coronation Hall of the citys Town Hall.
While other Member States are adopting nationalist-conservative or even right-wing populist stances towards the European Union, Klaus Iohannis, with enormous dedication and success, has led Romania to espouse a pro-European policy committed to the rule of law. Iohannis strengthens the European Union, is committed to its objectives and promotes cooperation between its Member States. What he has achieved for Romania represents one of the greatest advances in integration since 1989. And he is a great proponent of fairness, of protection of minorities and of cultural diversity, as well as being a leading mediator and bridge-builder between Western and Eastern European societies.
Read the full version of the Citation by the Board of Directors of the Society for the Conferring of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen to the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis here.