European Commissioner for Justice, Franco Frattini, expressed his confidence in the Romanian Interior Minister, Vasile Blaga, and Justice Minister, Monica Macovei, also declaring that he supports the reform projects initiated by Macovei.

Referring to a letter he was supposed to receive on Wednesday, Frattini answered that he didn't know who the Conservative Party leader, Dan Voiculescu, was and had no idea about the note on the National Integrity Agency he had sent him.

After discussing with the two ministers he supports, Frattini discussed Romania's necessity to open the National Integrity Agency and to activate the new Penal Code.

The commissioner believes that Romania recorded some progress, mainly in trans-frontier services and Police cooperation.

Regarding the tensions recently developed between Romania and Moldova, Frattini said that Moldova should be encouraged to accept the regional visa centers.

The European Commission expects until March 31 a report on the progress in Justice.