Romanian President Traian Basescu said in a conference on Wednesday that he was optimistic about Romanian economy growing next year, although he said his optimism had been wrong some times.

He told a Foreign Investors Council that "we could trust the evaluations of IMF and EC confirming we'll have a 1.5% growth. Economic growth can be attained by various means. I will try to convince the Government that not any kind of growth is good, but one based mainly on investments. Should we grow 1% next year, but on the basis of investments, I'll be pleased", he said.