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Much work to be done, Basescu tells EuroNews

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Much work to be done, Basescu tells EuroNews


The fight against corruption and steering Romania towards membership of the EU are among the main priorities for Triain Basescu. The Romanian president-elect has been telling Euronews about how he intends to achieve his goals, and what needs to be done to meet EU requirements. “There are several important points which are mentioned in the European Commission’s report on Romania – the report of 2004. Firstly, there’s the independence of the judiciary. Then there’s the elimination of corruption and particularly corruption among the political class. The freedom of the press…We also have big problems in stimulating a competitive environment.The former government had the habit of giving all sorts of presents to political clients.”

“There were tax exemptions running to billions of lei. We will be very careful in terms of public procurement – an area where the current government compromised itself by according contracts worth billions of euros without seeking other tenders. We are going to seriously look into the problem of child adoption. We will also have to guarantee that civil society plays in Romanian life.”
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