The President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pottering pays a two-day visit to Romania starting Monday. The visit includes meetings with the speakers of the two chambers of the Romanian Parliament as well as party leaders, shows an EP press release.

Pottering aims at encouraging Romanians to take part in the country's first European elections due to take place on November 25.

On Monday, EP President will have a meeting with House speaker Bogdan Olteanu while on Tuesday the EU official plans to address the Parliament.

Pottering would insist on the importance of European elections for Romanian citizens considering that the EP is responsible with 75% of the European legislation.