ForMin Cristian Diaconescu cancells visit to the Netherlands
„The Romanian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, MAE, has learnt with surprise from the press about the demarch of the Government of the Netherlands to send to the House of Representatives of this country a public evaluation with radical accents about the operation of the state of law in Romania, as well as excessive interpretations of the Report of the European Commission about the mechanism of monitoring and verification, reads a press release of the institution of Romanian diplomacy.
The document has been made public prior to the visit of the Romanian ForMin to the Hague, when clarified had to be all the concerns of the Dutch party related to the Report of the European Commission, the source also reads.
The Romanian Foreign Ministry called the gesture of the Dutch authorities as being „inamical and unbecoming in the relationship between the two states of the European Union.
The gesture goes counter to the spirit and openness between the two states, emphasized by the excellent economic cooperation, from which it results that the Dutch companies got profit in Romania, ranking 1st as regards the total invested capital, of over 4.5 billion euros,” the MAE release reads.
The MEA also voices the hope that this gesture will be followed by an explanation on diplomatic channels from the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs, according to the behaviour that has to prevail among the EU member states.
Minister Diaconescu had on the agenda, on Sept 3, a visit to the Netherlands, he had to present in the Hague the progress made by Romania as regards justice.