With Hans-Gert Poettering as new head of the European Parliament, Romanians can bet that all their commitments, made in order to become European citizens, are to be strictly monitored.

Euractiv.ro reminds that the new EP president pleaded not long ago for a "fair accession" for Romania and Bulgaria, by "fair" understanding "profitable" for the main European states.

In other words, the European politician is rather concerned with the cost / advantage report Europe has in accepting the two countries as members.

The strategic position Romania has is a minor argument for Poettering, in case the financial balance is negative for the EU.