Romania's foreign policy is too shy, apart from its lack of clear objectives and inconsistency with the tools it has at its disposal, RFI writes, in an analysis on Romania's diplomacy now that Romania's annual Ambassador's meeting takes place.

Even when Bucharest authorities are right on a matter, it fails to clearly sustain its position, and an example put forward is its relations with Italy, Moldova and Ukraine. Romania's position in the Kosovo file is still hard to understand by other European actors.

The problem is not so much diplomatic but political, the RFI analysis reads. The recommendation is that Romania's foreign affairs representatives have to take a more decisive stand when possible.

The main conclusion of the analysis is that Romania did not take advantage of the best elements in foreign relations before 1989.