The restrictions applied to Romanian workers in Britain will not be lifted for now and are in line with European Union standards, British PM Gordon Brown said after meeting his Romanian counterpart Calin Popescu Tariceanu in London on Wednesday.

Brown said that the contribution of Romanian immigrants to the British economy was great but authorities were arguing that they needed to control the immigrant inflow.

According to Romanian monitoring agency Rador, the main issue on the agenda of the talks was the economic relationship between Romania and Britain. A conference is to be organized in the coming period on investments and bettering the relations between the two countries.

PM Tariceanu said British investors are welcomed to pay more attention to the growing Romanian and Central and Eastern Europe markets.