German stands by Romania's joining Schengen, like all partner European countries do, German Ambassador to Bucharest Andreas Von Mettenheim declared for a local news television quoted by Romanian news agency Mediafax. He said that the project of the text will be forwarded to the European Parliament.

The German official declared that the process is going acording to the plan but whether Romania will join on March 2011 or not depends on the general evaluation which is not over yet.

The German diplomat said Germany will maintain its restrictions for the labor market for Romanians and restrictions will be waived starting January 2013. Two days ago, French Foreign Affairs minister declared that Romania and Bulgaria are not ready to join Schenge in March 2011 and said France prefers to delay the decision.