The head of the state made this statement at the beginning of his Wednesday meeting, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, with representatives of the Romanian community in Great Britain.
„It is a practice we started about two years ago, to invite for consultations representatives of the Romanian diaspora in neighboring and more remote counties, to see what we can do to improve their situation in their living location.
Generally, I am familiar with the problems in Great Britain. Let us hope that the change of government will open a little more the doors of the labor market,” said Basescu. In her turn, Ionela Flood, representative of the London-based company Romanca, said that in recent years, the relationship of the community with the institutions, the Embassy included, has improved.
„Indeed, from our standpoint, several things work far better now in Great Britain, and I think my colleagues agree with that. Mr. Ambassador Jinga (Ion Jinga, the Romanian Ambassador in London – Ed. note) is forthcoming and acting very professionally in approaching the meetings with the community,” said Ionela Flood.
She mentioned that such meetings were held once every three months, tackling various projects that benefit from the Embassy’s support. Flood mentioned that Romanca is a volunteering company that promotes the Romanians’ integration with Great Britain, and which – as Flood underscored – does not have financial resources, but only relies on the enthusiasm of its members.