1.2.2014. – euobserver.com: Roma are EU citizens too, Romanian President says

1.2.2014. – euobserver.com: Roma are EU citizens too, Romanian President says

Romanian President Traian Basescu on Friday (31 January) strongly defended freedom of movement within the EU, saying Roma have the same rights as other EU citizens and should not be misused for populist campaigns.

Seven years after Romania joined the EU, Basescu said that his country is still not “fully integrated” as it is waiting to be accepted in the border-free Schengen area and, sometime in 2018-2019, in the eurozone.

Basescu criticised the campaign against so-called social tourism in Germany, led by the Bavarian Conservatives (the CSU), whose slogan for the EU elections is “who cheats is kicked out.”

Source (English language): http://euobserver.com/social/122960

 

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