Romania to appoint three agricultural attachÃ©s following amendment of Diplomacy Law
“Under the current Diplomacy Law, there is no legal framework for the establishment of the agricultural attaché offices and that is why the law has to be amended under a government emergency ordinance if such offices are to be created,” said Ciolos.
The funds needed for the implementation of the project will be included in the budget of the Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) in 2009.
“The Agriculture Ministry could cover the wages of 4-5 agricultural attachés, which should be similar to the wages paid to directors working with the agricultural payment agencies,” Ciolos explained.
Data with MADR indicate that Romania recorded a deficit of almost 2.15 billion euros in its 2007 trade in agri-food products with both intra and extra-Community countries.