Romanian President Traian Basescu took part at an Romanian Academy debate on a new sustainable development strategy for the country. Basescu used the occasion to talk among others about Romania's problems and the long term objectives needed to sustain the further development of the country. Moreover, he added that what Romania needs is a better governing team.

Basescu says that in order to successfully implement the sustainable development strategy one needs realism and solidarity among Romanian citizens.

Moreover, he argued that authorities need to accelerate the public administration reform which has already started. He admitted that Romania faced an administrative deficit that lacks any straightforward vision.

Traian Basescu did not avoid discussing about the corruption phenomenon nor about the lack of transparency in public institutions. He said that what institutions need are technological and methodological plans on short and long term.