The European Commission will not take a stand on the organization of European elections in Romania as long as the poll takes place before December 31, 2007, as provided by the accession treaty, Romania’s European Commissioner for Multilingualism Leonard Orban said in a talk-show on TV news station Antena 3 on Sunday night.

He said that no matter the date, the elections should raise issues and subjects of interest for the European agenda and not only domestic policy problems.

Orban’s statements come as the European Popular Party said last weekend that the EP elections in Romania should be organized at the set date of May 13, 2007.

But European Liberals ALDE and the European Socialists - who are closely linked to Romanian parties that support a postponement - have suggested the poll should be postponed until the ongoing conflicts on the Romanian political stage come to an end.