“Parliament is about to ratify the memorandum with the Republic of Moldova. The Suceava – Balti interconnection pipeline needs to be completed, including a natural gas project. Moldova thus represents a priority for Romania as far as interconnection projects are concerned,” said Videanu.
As for the authorities’ intention to proceed to a series of privatization deals in 2010, he mentioned that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business environment would attempt to build on the minority stakes it owns. “2010 is not a good year for privatization deals. We only want to capitalize on the minority stakes the state holds in particular companies,” said Videanu.