European Minister Puscas meets EC Secretary General Day

Romania’s Minister for European Affairs Vasile Puscas on Monday met Secretary General of the European Commission Catherine Day in Brussels, the Romanian Foreign Ministry reports in a press release.

The meeting was held at the main offices of the European Commission and the two officials reviewed Romania’s accommodation to the implementation of measures included in a National Reform Programme, with Puscas underscoring the importance attached by Romania to achieving the strategic objectives of the Lisbon Agenda.

Puscas informed Day that in order to draw up a national stance on the post-2010 Lisbon Strategy, Romania’s Department for European Affairs (DAE) will launch a consultation of all interested parties.

Talks between the two officials also focused on a programme that helps Romania meets its commitments related to four benchmarks in the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification in the filed of justice as a result of the European Commission’s report this July on the progress under this mechanism.
‘The Romanian Government has pledged to deal with meeting its commitments in the most serious way and to this end it has included the recommendations of the European Commission in the action plan drawn up to meet the commitments,’ the release quotes Puscas as saying.

Another topic of conversation was the latest social, economic and reform developments in the public administration of Romania, as agreed upon under a memorandum of understanding with the European Commission. Puscas introduced the latest developments in the application of the relevant measures so far and the schedule of actions for the following months.

Puscas and Day also analysed the economic and social state of the European Union, Romania included, in the context of the ongoing world crisis.
‘It takes a wider coordination process, both at the level of the European Union and the level of each member states, Romania included, to focus economy on competitiveness,’ said Puscas.

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