Romania maintains its objective to join the euro zone in 2015, PM Emil Boc said at the end of a government’s meeting. Boc said that this is the decision of the government following consultations with coalition members, Central Bank Governor Mugur Isarescu and President Traian Basescu. There is no reason to give up this objective, Boc said. The government approved on Friday the convergence program through which Romanian maintains its objective to adopt the euro in 2015.

According to the minister, the euro will contribute to diminishing interest rates Romanians are currently paying and will have no connection with a possible increase in prices of goods and services. The exact adhesion date will be set after talks with European partners, Boc said.