European commissioner Olli Rehn has shown interest at a conference about the Romanian attempts to solve top-level corruption cases. Rehn asked ex-Justice minister Monica Macovei whether any such case was solved in Romania - including that of a "former prime minister", news agency NewsIn informs.

Asked by an Italian journalist whether he felt betrayed by the Romanian Government after it stopped applying reforms three months since EU accession, Olli Rehn said it was not the European Commission which decided to allow Romania and Bulgaria in last year, but the member states with the exception of a Nordic state.

The former prime minister Rehn referred to would be Adrian Nastase, which led the Social-Democratic government of 2000-2004 and has since been the subject of high-profile graft cases.