Romania prepares for the NATO summit scheduled for April 2008, in Bucharest. According to the Russian news agency Novyi Region, quoting Deutsche Welle, some surprises may take place during the reunion. Organizers say that a visit of the Russian strongman Vladimir Putin may be expected, this being the first time the leader would arrive in Romania.

German analysts see in the meeting between Romanian president Traian Basescu and Vladimir Putin - as president or prime minister - a possibility to improve the relations between Romania and Russia.