Members of the European Parliament team investigating the alleged existence of CIA prisons in Romania have started a three day visit to Romania which might include a check of the Constanta-based Mihail Kogalniceanu airport, the place where CIA planes are said to have landed.

The European MPs have met the representatives of the special commission of the Romanian Parliament dealing with the case who presented them evidence against the allegations. The MEPs will also meet presidential adviser Sergiu Medar and former and current heads of the Romanian Intelligence Service Radu Timofte and George Maior.

The Romanian MPs reiterated the official position of the Parliament and the Government that there was no evidence of CIA prisons having been set up on the Romanian territory. Their European counterparts refrained from making public statements on the issue.