Romanian prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu met his German homologue, Angela Merkel. The only conclusion of the discussion was that the Romanian workers who desire a job in Germany must obey the same rules previously imposed to the ten states that accessed to the EU in 2004.

“There are no supplementary restrictions for Romanian workers”, said Merkel, adding that all German rules are designed to protect the local labor market.

Altogether, Germany demanded the European Commission an official briefing on the way Romania solved its accession problems. According to the document’s requested conclusions, Germany may demand supplementary protection measures.

On October 25th, the lower chamber of the German Parliament demanded the enforcing of the safeguarding motions for Romania’s and Bulgaria’s accession, unless strict conditions aren’t met. The demand was rejected by the European Commission.