President Basescu: Romania has a deficit of democracy and of efficient earmarking of resources
"In this respect, we are last but one in the EU. The economic structure in Romania is one of the most backward in the EU. 30% of the population of the country works in agriculture, which is twice than in the other member states. Practically, labour productivity in agriculture and production per ha are very low, " said the president.
He added that Romania saw big discrepancies in territorial development, showing that GDP per capita in Bucharest-Ilfov region, southern Romania, is three times higher than in the area of North-Eastern Moldova, and six Euro-regions in Romania are among the 15 least developed regions of the EU.
"Such a structural modification in work places in the rural area would mean a radical improvement in the efficient use of manpower in Romania. A cut in jobs in agriculture and their generation in other sectors supposes a huge effort of strategic planning, " said Basescu.