The head of the Socialist Party group in the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, demanded the European Union on Wednesday not to approve the opening of a Nokia facility in Romania, in the village of Jucu, near Cluj.

Schulz claims that the production transfer from Germany to Romania is made with EU funds, a fact denied by the European Commission president, Jose Manuel Durrao Barroso. Sorin Frunzaverde, head of the Romanian delegation within the EP Popular Party group, qualified the statements made by Schulz as exaggerated and ill-timed.

UPDATE: Romanian Socialist group member Adriana Ticau contradicted Martin Schulz, showing that Romania is the right place for IT and telecomm investments at this moment.

"Romanian specialists in information technology and communication confirmed their quality worldwide, It is one of the arguments for companies to choose Romania: the well-trained human resources", said Ticau.