The Supreme Defense Council of Romania-CSAT has urged holders of privatization contracts in the energy sector to declassify them as soon as possible, President Traian Basescu announced as the Council concluded his works on Wednesday evening.

Basescu said the controversial privatization contract by which Romanian oil major Petrom was sold to Austrian company OMV would also be made public as “there are privatization contracts affected by errors”.

The CSAT, which reunites the President, key ministers, heads of the intelligence services and others, discussed several issues related to the energy sector today, including a presentation of the privatization contract of Petrom and Romania’s energy distribution companies.

President Basescu urged Economy minister Codrut Seres earlier this week not to accelerate the privatization process of energy distributors unless an analysis is done on the results of energy-related privatizations so far.

The head of state has been pushing for a new energy policy for Romania as the country has to “pay maximum efforts to continually diminish its energy dependency towards zero”.