Hungarian Labour minister Peter Kiss has announced that his country would use its right to limit the access of Romanian and Bulgarian workers on its market for two years after the two join the Union next year.

Kiss, quoted by Hungarian press agency MTI said the access restrictions will target workers who look for fork by themselves, while companies would have the right to employ Romanians and Bulgarians in economic sectors where the current work force is limited.

The proposal issued by the Labour Ministry in Budapest in this regard and accepted by the Government will be forwarded for comments to professional organizations and employers’ unions in Hungary.

The country would thus become the first EU member state to decide restricted access for Romanian and Bulgarian workers.

In an interview for the <>International Herald Tribune last week Romanian President Traian Basescu warned that his country may react with a similar move towards the EU countries that restrict the access of Romanian workers on their markets.