Netherlands demands safeguard clause against Bulgaria & Romania
Updated on: 17.06.2009, 18:21
Published on: 17.06.2009, 18:17
The Dutch minister on European affairs France Timmermans has requested from the European commissioner on justice Jacque Barrot a safeguard clause to be activated for Romania and Bulgaria simultaneously with the publishing of the reports in the field of justice and public order in the two countries.
This announced the Romanian electronic edition NewIn based on a letter signed by the Dutch minister, informed BNR. Netherlands suggests this in case of found insufficient development in the two countries.
In a 2 – page letter dated 30 May minister Timmermans demands a meeting with commissioner Jacque Barrot for a special investigation of the influence, which the application of safeguard clauses will have on the already existing cooperation in the judicial field with Bulgaria and Romania.
In comparison to the other reports this, which will be announced this summer or in the autumn is being prepared much more tensely and will be a special account on the three years of membership.
The EC has not confirmed the receipt of a demand for imposition of safeguard clause on Bulgaria.
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