The European Commission recommended Romania on Tuesday to change its current legislation that applies a first registration tax on cars before the end of the current legislative session, that is before mid-June, an Economy Ministry press release says.

The announcement comes as Romanian and European Commission officials met to discuss the issue in Brussels today.

Representatives of the Romanian Economy and Finance Ministry discussed their proposals on a first registration tax for imported cars with EC officials today. The talks come a week after Economy minister Varujan Vosganian presented the new quotas of the tax, based on the principle that the tax gets lower as long the car ages.

The European Commission had asked Romania to change the system of car taxation saying that current regulations, introduced on January 1, are discriminatory against used cars imported from other EU countries.