According to this article, the presidency of the Council rotates among the EU member states every 6 months. Various obligations are also presented there.
It also present the country list for the near future and this list also includes Romania: January-June 2019.
According to this article, there is a small chance that Romania faces penalties similar to those imposed to Poland:
Asked if Romania risks the same sanctions as Poland, which could eventually lead to Warsaw losing its voting rights in the EU Council, President Klaus Iohannis said: “That risk exists”.
Some analysts argued that should this happened before or during ensuring of presidency, it would be a big embarrassment.
Question: Are there any advantages for an EU member when ensuring presidency of the Council?
I am asking because presidency of the Council is illustrated as a big opportunity that can be greatly shadowed if sanctions are issued.