Mission of Romania to the European Union

Cooperation within NATO and economic ties among the issues to be tackled by Traian Basescu and George Bush
Bucharest, March 4 /Rompres/ – Foreign Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu in an interview with Rompres said the agenda of the nearing meeting between Romanian President Traian Basescu and American President George W. Bush is likely to include the aspects of cooperation within NATO as well as elements of the bilateral ties, including economic aspects.

Czech Republic to offer Romania support for any technical matter of EU accession
Bucharest, March 3 /Rompres/ – Czech Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda, currently on a visit to Romania, said during talks on Thursday with Romanian counterpart Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu that his country is ready to render Romania support for integration into the European Union and offer it technical assistance on any matter regarding the European integration process.

Romania will play a fundamental role in the safety of southeast European side of EU, Josep Borrell says
Bucharest, March 1 /Rompres/ – European Parliament (EP) president Josep Borrell says that Romania will play a fundamental role in the safety of the southeast European side of the EU due to its geographical location and history.

President Basescu welcomes European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn
Bucharest, February 28 /Rompres/ – President Traian Basescu on Monday welcomed visiting European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace to discuss Romania’s accession to the European Union.

In-depth assessment of European integration process bears out need for national solidarity, says president Traian Basescu
Bucharest, February 26 /Rompres/ – President Traian Basescu thinks necessary that the press stick together in a bid to spell out to the public at large the steps to be taken over the next period as part Romania’s EU integration process.
    
France says Romania’s accession to European Union is extremely important
Bucharest, February 25 /Rompres/ – France deems Romania’s accession to the European Union as an extremely important fact, as by geography, size and history Romania occupies a “neuralgic” point, France’s Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said on Friday, in Bucharest, after a meeting with Romanian Prime Minister Calin-Popescu Tariceanu.

Foreign Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu visits Berlin
Bucharest, February 24 /MFA/ – On February 23-24, Foreign Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu payed a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, at the invitation of Federal Minister Joschka Fischer. The visit is part of the positive and dynamic relationship with Germany, aiming at consolidating the trust and predictibility capital already gathered at bilateral level.

NATO summit in Brussels conveys message of consolidation of Trans-Atlantic relations
Brussels, February 24 /Rompres/ – The NATO summit in Brussels, held on February 22, conveyed a good message, of consolidation of the Trans-Atlantic relations, Permanent Representative of Romania to NATO Ambassador Bogdan Mazuru told Rompres on Thursday.

Romania to provide the support and expertise necessary for Moldova’s EU integration
Bucharest, February 23 (Rompres) – Romania’s strategy as regards the Republic of Moldova is, on the medium-term, the country’s democratisation from a functional viewpoint and on the long-term its integration into the European Union, Foreign Minister Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu said on Wednesday, during a lecture he delivered at the National School of Political Studies and Administration (SNSPA), on the relations of Romania and Ukraine after the European Integration.

Foreign direct investment in Romania reaches 4.1 billion euros in 2004
Bucharest, February 23 /Rompres/ – Romania’s Central Bank (BNR) put the total foreign direct investments in Romania in 2004 at 4.1 billion euros, according to a release of the Romanian Agency for Foreign Investments (ARIS). Reporting a 141 percent increase, compared to 2003, and a 105 percent growth as against the initial objectives for 2004, Romania reduced the gap and entered a competition with East European countries, thought as favourite in attracting foreign investors, the ARIS release informs.

Europe will be neither complete nor free until Ukraine, Republic of Moldova and Southern Caucasus are anchored in the Euro-Atlantic community, President Basescu says
Brussels, February 22 /Rompres/ – Ukraine’s future is within the democratic community of the European nations and Europe will be neither complete nor free until Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Southern Caucasus are anchored in the Euro-Atlantic community, Romanian President Traian Basescu said on Tuesday, in Brussels, during the NATO-Ukraine Commission that held debates ahead of the meeting of the North Atlantic Council.

Romania and Bulgaria get favourable accession advice from European Commission
Strasbourg, February 22 /Rompres/ – Romania and Bulgaria got a favourable advice for integration into the European Union from the European Commission on Tuesday, following the successful wrap up of entry talks sealed by the European Council held on Dec. 17, 2004 in Brussels and the finalisation of the Accession Treaty in this February.

President Traian Basescu to attend NATO summit in Brussels
Bucharest, February 21 /Rompres/ – Romanian President Traian Basescu left on Monday for Brussels to attend the NATO summit meeting on Tuesday afternoon, occasioned by the European tour of U.S. President George W. Bush, aimed at restoring and consolidating trans-Atlantic ties.
    
Romanian Government approves Pre-accession Economic Programme
Bucharest, February 19 /Rompres/ – The Pre-accession Economic Programme (PEP) recently approved by the Romanian Government spells out in a unitary and correlated manner the economic policies the authorities seek to implement for the fulfilment of the economic criteria related to EU accession as well as for preparing the economy in view of the integration into the single European market.