The British Government would not agree fully with a request by the Romanian part to drop the confidentiality clauses of a controversial contract intermediated by BAE Systems, by which Romania bought two second-hand frigates from Britain, Romanian Defense minister Teodor Atanasiu said last weekend.

According to Atanasiu, the British part disagrees with the move because it plans to protect its prices for various products and services.

The contract was at the core of a scandal over the past several weeks as media reported a series of investigations in Britain and Romania over alleged “secret commissions” and graft related to the deal four years ago.

Minister Atanasiu said in a radio show Romania was still pushing for the secrecy to be lifted on parts of the contract, that relate to the terms of executions and insurance clauses. Such information would help clear things up in the corruption allegations, he said.