Joseph Borell, chairman of the European Parliament, said Tuesday that there were no safeguard proposals referring to Romania, from any of the parliamentarian groups’ presidents, nor any suggestions on a limited access to the labor market.

The statement came five days before the final country report on Romania, in an extraordinary reunion of the European Parliament (EP) group presidents, also attended by Romanian PM Tariceanu.

“I don’t know what measures will be taken by the European commissioners, I only know that no one suggested any restrictions referring to Romania”, said the EP chairman. Borell also said that “everyone in Brussels expects a positive report and foresees Romania’s accession to EU in 2007”