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Romania – adoption of the community acquis

Romania – adoption of the community acquis

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Ongoing enlargement

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Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Ongoing enlargement

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Enlargement > Ongoing enlargement

Ongoing enlargement

The enlargement process is based on a certain number of principles and instruments which have been drawn up gradually, especially in the context of the fifth enlargement. Its objective is to prepare the candidate countries to assume the obligations deriving from Member State status. The Copenhagen criteria determine the conditions to be respected by the candidate countries: the political and economic criteria and the adoption and application of European legislation (acquis). This process requires considerable effort on the part of the candidate countries, which are judged on their own merits, especially in terms of strengthening institutions and reforms. The EU has therefore established various instruments to support and assist them and to evaluate their preparation and needs at each stage of the enlargement process.

ENLARGEMENT STRATEGY

  • The accession process for a new Member State
  • Enlargement Strategy 2011-2012
  • 2010-2011 Enlargement Strategy
  • Enlargement strategy 2009-2010
  • Enlargement Strategy 2007-2008
  • Enlargement strategy 2006-2007: challenges and integration capacity
  • Enlargement strategy 2005: roadmap for the Western Balkans
  • Progress with enlargement: Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia (2004)
  • Enlargement strategy and 2003 report on the candidate countries

CANDIDATE COUNTRIES

  • Turkey
  • Croatia
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Iceland
  • Opinion on Montenegro’s accession to the European Union

INSTRUMENTS

Financial assistance

  • Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)
  • The operational priorities of the European Investment Bank
  • Overhaul for EU Solidarity Fund

Sectoral cooperation

  • Civil society dialogue between the EU and candidate countries
  • Black Sea Synergy
  • Cooperation with Non-EU Member Countries on nuclear safety
  • European Training Foundation (ETF)

TURKISH CYPRIOT COMMUNITY

  • Relations with the northern part of Cyprus

Black Sea Synergy

Black Sea Synergy

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Black Sea Synergy

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Enlargement > Ongoing enlargement

Black Sea Synergy

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Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament of 11 April 2007 – Black Sea Synergy – A new regional cooperation initiative [COM(2007) 160 final – Not yet published in the Official Journal].

Summary

Black Sea Synergy is a cooperation initiative that proposes a new dynamic for the region, its countries and their citizens. Regional cooperation could provide additional value to initiatives in areas of common interest and serve as a bridge to help strengthen relations with neighbouring countries and regions (Caspian Sea, Central Asia, South-eastern Europe).

In this context, Black Sea Synergy could reinforce the impact of existing cooperation instruments (the pre-accession process in the case of Turkey, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the Strategic Partnership with Russia) and regional initiatives (Danube Cooperation Process).

Areas of cooperation

The EU proposes to build on its experience to support initiatives promoting democracy, respect for human rights and good governance through training, exchanges and regional dialogues with civil society.

It will also make use of institutions like the South-east European Cooperation Initiative (SECI) to tackle issues of migration and security. Improving border management and customs cooperation will help prevent irregular migration and fight against organised cross-border crime (trafficking in human beings, arms and drugs,).

The EC advocates a more active role in addressing frozen conflicts (Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh). Cooperation programmes offer a way of tackling issues of governance, security, social cohesion and economic development.

As regards energy, the EU will continue to enhance its relations with energy producers, transit countries and consumers for energy supply security, an area in which the Black Sea region is of strategic importance. The various instruments in place, both specific (Baku Initiative, dialogue on energy security, ENP) and general (bilateral relations, expansion of the Energy Community Treaty, WTO accession), are a means of working towards regulatory harmonisation and providing a clear, transparent and non-discriminatory framework. The EU also supports research into alternative energy sources, energy efficiency and energy saving, as well as the modernisation of infrastructures and the development of a new trans-Caspian trans-Black Sea energy corridor.

The EC should continue to support regional transport cooperation initiatives to improve the efficiency, safety and security of transport operations and improve coordination, notably through the extension of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and the TRACECA programme. Other essential objectives include harmonising the regulatory framework through a dialogue on transport, uniform application of instruments and standards, extending the common aviation area and enhancing aviation and maritime safety.

As regards the protection of the environment, Member States will be encouraged to work within the framework of regional seas conventions. The implementation of multilateral agreements and a broader strategic cooperation are also essential, as is regional activity to combat climate change.

The EU’s emerging maritime policy should embrace all the countries in the region, and focus on developing a cross-sectoral maritime cooperation network. As regards fisheries, the management of fisheries resources should be strengthened to promote sustainable and responsible use of stocks.

In the trade sector, the closer economic cooperation needed to encourage trade liberalisation should be based on preferential trade relations, WTO accession, agreements with Russia and Ukraine, and the implementation of ENP action plans to promote harmonisation of laws and regulations.

Cooperation in the context of research and education networks is another aspect of this synergy. It aims at developing on-line services and e-commerce, the interconnection of all countries in the area to the pan-European research backbone GEANT and providing high-speed connectivity. The Tempus programme is another instrument for cooperation in the field of higher education.

In the field of science and technology, the EC intends to promote capacity-building and S&T policy dialogue with the Black Sea countries, through the 7th Research Framework Programme and other relevant instruments.

With regard to employment and social affairs, the EU should support initiatives aimed at strengthening social cohesion and fighting poverty and social exclusion through technical assistance schemes (exchange of information and best practice, awareness-raising, training).

The lessons learned in the implementation of the EU’s regional policy programmes for Bulgaria and Romania could be turned to account for regional development programmes throughout the area.

Financing

Instruments like the ENPI, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the regional activities of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank provide a financing framework.

Cross-border cooperation through the ENPI, the ERDF and the IPA should promote links between and strengthen the role of local actors and civil society.

In addition, the involvement of regional organisations should guarantee an appropriate level of regional cooperation, following the example of the Organisation for Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), to which all the countries in the region belong. Civil society organisations, under the aegis of the Black Sea Forum, could also provide a fertile medium for cooperation initiatives.

The strengthening of the European Neighbourhood Policy, including the building of a thematic dimension to the ENP and the gradual development of deep and comprehensive Free Trade Agreements, would enrich Black Sea cooperation. Regional contacts should be facilitated by the removal of obstacles to legitimate travel and the promotion of university exchanges through the Erasmus Mundus and Tempus programmes. The Neighbourhood Investment Facility for countries with ENP Action Plans will help finance infrastructure investments, particularly in the fields of energy, transport and the environment.

Romania

Romania

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Romania

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Competition > Competition: international dimension and enlargement

Romania

References

Commission Opinion [COM(97) 2003 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(98) 702 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(1999) 510 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2000) 710 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2001) 700 final – SEC(2001) 1753 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2002) 700 final – SEC(2002) 1409 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2003) 676 final – SEC(2003) 1211 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report[COM(2004) 657 final – SEC(2004) 1200 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2005) 534 final – SEC(2005) 1354 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 157 of 21.06.05]

Summary

In its July 1997 Opinion the European Commission found that Romania had made notable progress in bringing its legislation on restrictive agreements into line with that of the Community. The Commission asked Romania to continue its efforts to enforce the new legislation and provide suitable training for the two monitoring bodies. As for State aid, the Commission felt that not much progress had been achieved and that a considerable effort would be needed to meet the requirements for the control of such aid, in particular with a view to drawing up a reliable State aid inventory and adopting rules for a monitoring system that is effective and comparable with those operating in the European Union.
The November 1998 Report considered that Romania had made some progress towards the adoption of antitrust legislation, but enforcement needed to be further strengthened. The absence of a legal framework for State aid made it essential to adopt a law on State aid and to complete the first State aid inventory.
In its October 1999 Report the Commission highlighted the progress made in the field of State aid with the adoption of a comprehensive law in line with the acquis, a first report about State aid activities and progress made with regard to State monopolies. Nevertheless the Commission felt that attention should be given to proper implementation of the law on State aid and to the break-up of former State monopolies.
The November 2000 Report found that Romanian legislation on restrictive agreements was largely in line with the acquis but that more remained to be done with regard to vertical restrictions. In addition, it pointed out that a new law on State aid had come into force in January.
The November 2001 Report stated that progress had been consolidated by the activities of the Competition Council, which processed 437 antitrust cases and 72 State aid cases in 2000.
The October 2002 Report noted that Romania had made some progress but that further efforts were needed, notably with a view to institutional strengthening and aligning State aid on Community legislation.
The November 2003 Report found that Romanian competition legislation was broadly in line with EC antitrust rules, although in the area of State aid controls were still insufficient.
The December 2004 Report emphasised that, while its competition policy is broadly in line with Community acquis, Romania must nevertheless pursue its efforts with a view to accession.
The October 2005 report notes that Romania meets the requirements of the accession negotiations as regards restrictive agreements and that it should therefore be in a position to implement the corresponding legislation when it joins the European Union. However, further efforts are needed to ensure that it meets its state aid obligations.
The Treaty of Accession was signed on 25 April 2005 and accession took place on 1 January 2007.

COMMUNITY

ACQUIS

The European Community’s competition rules are based on Article 3(g) of the EC Treaty, which states that the activities of the Community must include “a system ensuring that competition in the internal market is not distorted.” The main areas of application are restrictive agreements and checks on state aid. Community competition law consists of a body of rules and procedures that seek to combat anti-competitive behaviour by companies (restrictive practices and abuse of dominant positions) and to prevent authorities from granting state aid that could distort competition.

The Europe Agreement with Romania, which entered into force on 1 February 1995, provides for a competition regime to be applied in trade relations between the Community and Romania based on the requirements set out in Articles 81, 82 and 87 of the EC Treaty concerning agreements between undertakings, abuses of dominant positions and state aid, and for implementing rules in these fields to be adopted within three years of the entry into force of the Agreement.

The Agreement also requires Romania to bring its legislation into line with Community competition law.

The White Paper refers to the progressive application of the above-mentioned provisions, the provisions contained in the Merger Regulation and Articles 31 and 86 of the EC Treaty concerning monopolies and special rights.

EVALUATION

Romanian antitrust legislation, which was adopted in 1999 and amended in 2004, is broadly in line with Community law. It incorporates the most important principles of the Community antitrust rules relating to restrictive practices, abuse of dominant positions and merger control. With a view to ending overlapping powers in the competition field, it set up a single body, the Competition Council, which has produced satisfactory results. The number of its decisions has increased and its sanctions policy now represents a more effective deterrent, thanks mainly to an increasing number of fines. In addition, the Competition Council’s administrative capacity has been further reinforced.

Romania has now aligned its antitrust legislation with Community law. It must now focus on maintaining its track record on enforcement of this legislation. Accordingly, the Competition Council should play an active role in both applying the law and defending competition.

The Romanian state aid law, which was adopted in 2000 and amended at end-2003 and the beginning of 2004, lays the foundations for appropriate controls in this area. By 2003 Romania had already adopted multisectoral regulations as well as regulations on guarantees, risk capital and transparency of public companies. The legislation has also been amended to clarify the definition of state aid and to reinforce provisions on the obligation to recover unlawful aid. New measures have also been adopted to improve compliance with the prior notification requirement. Romania has now aligned its state aid legislation with Community law. As regards enforcement, the pre-consultation mechanism established in September 2004 has significantly improved the quality of decisions. Romania has continued to increase its administrative capacity, in particular, as stated above, by setting up a single body responsible for competition, the Competition Council. With regard to the steel industry, a national iron and steel restructuring strategy has been adopted. Romania has made significant progress in this area and is meeting its commitments.

Although Romania has now brought its state aid legislation into line with Community law, it must continue to focus on enforcement activities with a view to completing preparations for accession. Accordingly, it should improve the quality of state aid decisions, monitor enforcement of decisions and continue evaluating existing aid. Romania must ensure that all state aid schemes are subjected to scrutiny by the Competition Council. Particular attention should be taken to ensure prior notification of all new aid measures. Romania must also continue to focus its efforts on the steel industry.

When the October 2004 Report was submitted, negotiations on this chapter were still under way and Romania was drafting the necessary proposals to complete alignment of its state aid legislation. The Chapter was provisionally closed in December 2004, subject to the addition of a new safeguard clause that provides that the Council could decide to suspend accession by Romania if it were to emerge that it had failed to fulfil its obligations in connection with competition, in particular state aid. The clause requires only a qualified majority and is thus more rigorous than the general safeguard clause that specifies that any decision to postpone accession to 2008 should be taken unanimously. The October 2005 Report does not raise the possibility of implementing the safeguard clause.

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.

 


Another Normative about Romania

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Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Romania – adoption of the community acquis

Romania

References

Commission Opinion [COM(97) 2003 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(98) 702 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(1999) 510 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2000) 710 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [SEC(2001) 1753 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2002) 700 final – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2003) 676 final – SEC(2003) 1211 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2004) 657 final – SEC(2004) 1200 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2005) 534 final – SEC(2005) 1354 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 157 of 21.06.05]

Summary

In its July 1997 Opinion the European Commission stated that Romania had made considerable progress in aligning its consumer protection legislation with the Community acquis. Although certain amendments and new laws were required, the Commission noted that Romania came close to satisfying European Union consumer protection standards, while recognising that problems might arise at the time of effective enforcement of the Community acquis.
The November 1998 Report ascertained that there had been little progress in this area, notably as regards the transposition of the Community acquis. It also pointed out that Romania would have to reinforce the institutional structures responsible for enforcing the law.
In its October 1999 Report the Commission noted that only modest progress had been made, largely due to the transposal of two directives, and stressed that major efforts were still required.
The October 2002 Report notes that in the last three years Romania has succeeded in making significant progress in transposing the acquis, and work on its translation is continuing steadily. Further efforts are needed in order to ensure effective implementation and proper collaboration between the various bodies concerned with consumer protection.
In the October 2003 Report, the Commission noted that negotiations on this chapter had been provisionally closed and that Romania had not requested any transitional arrangements in this area.
The report pointed out that Romania would have to continue to transpose the acquis concerning market surveillance and certain non-safety-related fields, especially guarantees and consumer credit.
The October 2004 Report indicates that Romania has made good progress in transposing the acquis concerning non-safety-related measures. However, it still has to incorporate the acquis relating to market surveillance, which has been improved thanks to the coordination of monitoring measures between the competent authorities.
The October 2005 Report indicates that all that remains is to improve market surveillance by strengthening its administrative capacity. Romania is also encouraged to continue to support consumer protection associations.

The Treaty of Accession was signed on 25 April 2005 and accession took place on 1 January 2007.

COMMUNITY ACQUIS

The Community acquis covers the protection of consumers’ economic interests, general product safety, the cosmetics sector, the labelling of textile products and toys.
Consumers’ economic interests concern mainly the monitoring of misleading and comparative advertising, unfair terms, indication of prices, consumer credit, unfair trading practices, distance selling, package travel, timeshare, injunctions and certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees.
General product safety covers aspects such as liability for defective products, the banning of dangerous imitations of foods and the distance marketing of financial services.
Moreover, in order to apply this acquis correctly, efficient market surveillance and active participation in the development of consumer policy by independent and representative consumer associations are required.
Consumers must also be aware of their rights and of how to settle consumer disputes with both judicial procedures and out-of-court or amicable settlements. If there are no such procedures, it is necessary to set them up as part of the Community acquis. It is also necessary to promote activities to inform and educate consumers.

EVALUATION

Non-safety-related measures

Romania has made good progress in transposing the acquis concerning non-safety-related measures by adopting laws on sales and guarantees on consumer goods, the purchase of timeshare property and consumer credit, and by establishing the consumer code.

Much work remains to be done with regard to consumer associations. The activity of such organisations is not well understood by consumers, who prefer to claim their rights individually. These associations are still not very active, largely through a lack of financial resources and suitable training. They should play a greater role in devising and implementing consumer policy, particularly for establishing safety standards for consumer products.

Public services should involve these associations in and consult them about all initiatives that affect them. These associations should be encouraged, according to the 2005 Report, to be representative and to help consumers effectively by playing a key role in the market.

The representation of these associations has been improved in 2004 since the Consumer Association was incorporated into the Interministerial Committee for Market, Products and Services Surveillance and Consumer Protection.

The National Authority for Consumer Protection has, in the past, launched awareness campaigns in this field aimed at the general public, such as information campaigns in schools. In addition, it should also define the specific criteria that must be met by consumer associations, as there are still too many of them.

The 1992 Consumer Protection Act laid down the main rules and created the Consumer Protection Office (CPO). This is a state agency, with 14 regional branches, that is responsible for coordinating and implementing policies in this area. It also organises the consumers’ consultative councils made up of representatives of the state and consumer and business associations, at national, provincial and local levels. In 2002, two new independent advisory bodies were set up: the Unfair Terms Commission and the Product Safety Commission.

Safety-related measures

Legislation on safety-related measures is in line with the acquis. The revised Directive on general product safety and the Directive on liability for defective products were transposed in 2003. The National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANPC), with its 42 territorial offices, is in charge of this task, as it is responsible for coordinating consumer protection policies and market surveillance. It has increased its budget, stepped up its activities and taken on more staff, and has organised a series of training courses for its staff.

According to the 2005 Report, the staff of this national authority seem to be sufficient, but it is necessary to reinforce its technical facilities.

The ANPC has successfully carried out joint controls with other market surveillance bodies, such as the Interministerial Committee for Product Surveillance. The number of such checks had increased in 2004 compared to previous years. Romania should also ensure that these market surveillance activities are geared more towards the safety of non-food products.

Romania has joined the RAPEX system for the rapid exchange of information on dangerous products through the ANPC, which serves as a contact point and which identified 14 dangerous non-food products on the market in 2003.

The general market surveillance body – the Interministerial Committee for Market, Products and Services Surveillance and Consumer Protection – has been expanded. It also includes the other competent government bodies, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Communication. It has also absorbed the Consumer Association and the Association of Exporters and Importers.

The 2005 Report insists on the need for improved coordination between the various bodies that are competent in the field of consumer policy and on clarification of how responsibilities are shared, in order to improve how they work. The bodies particularly concerned are the Interministerial Committee for Market Surveillance, the National Authority for Consumer Protection (ANPC) and the Product Safety Commission, not forgetting the Advisory Councils that coordinate market surveillance at local level.

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.


Another Normative about Romania

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Enlargement > Enlargement 2004 and 2007 > Romania – adoption of the community acquis

Romania

References

Commission Opinion [COM(97) 2003 final Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(98) 702 final Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(1999) 510 final Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2000) 710 final Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2001) 700 final – SEC (2001) 1753 Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2002) 700 final – SEC(2002) 1409 Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2003) 676 final SEC(2003) 1211 Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2004) 657 final – SEC (2004) 1200 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Commission Report [COM(2005) 534 final – SEC(2005) 1354 – Not published in the Official Journal]
Treaty of Accession to the European Union [Official Journal L 157 of 21.06.05]

Summary

In its July 1997 Opinion, the European Commission concluded that Romania had made limited progress in aligning its farming legislation with that of the EU. A sustained and thoroughgoing reform was therefore considered necessary to restructure the Romanian farm sector and agri-food industry.
The November 1998 Report noted that encouraging progress had been made in the agriculture sector. In fisheries, despite some progress at the institutional, legal and political levels, there was a need for major efforts to adapt this sector before accession.
The October 1999 Report confirmed the efforts made by Romania, while underlining the need to adopt measures in the plant-health sector.
There had been no progress on fisheries since the previous report.
The November 2000 Report noted that Romania was still experiencing major problems in modernising its farm sector. Harmonisation was still inadequate in the fisheries sector.
The November 2001 Report noted that little progress had been made in restructuring the farm sector. Conversely, a significant step forward had been made in the fisheries sector with the adoption of a new law on fisheries resources, fisheries and aquaculture. The October 2002 Report noted that Romania had continued its efforts in fisheries and agriculture.
The November 2003 Report pointed out that although Romania had made progress with agricultural restructuring, this progress had been restricted by insufficient administrative and management capacities. For fisheries, only minor progress had been noted since the previous year.
The October 2004 Report noted that Romania had made satisfactory progress on harmonisation and on strengthening its administrative capacities in the agriculture and fisheries sectors alike. However, it invited Romania to pay particular attention to the effective implementation of the transposed acquis.

The October 2005 Report stated that Romania should be in a position to implement the acquis as regards certain aspects of the agriculture chapter. However, greater efforts were needed in a number of areas. For fisheries, the report underlined the need to improve the monitoring system.
The Treaty of Accession was signed on 25 April 2005 and accession took place on 1 January 2007.

COMMUNITY ACQUIS

The common agricultural policy is designed to maintain and develop a modern farming system that ensures both a fair standard of living for farmers and a supply of food at reasonable prices for consumers, as well as guaranteeing free movement of goods within the EU.

The Europe Agreement, which provides the legal basis for agricultural trade between Romania and the EU, aims to promote cooperation on modernising, restructuring and privatising Romania’s farming and food sectors and its plant-health standards. The 1995 White Paper on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Internal Market covers legislation on veterinary, plant-health and animal-nutrition controls, as well as marketing requirements for individual commodities. The purpose of this legislation is to protect consumers, public health and animal and plant health.

The common fisheries policy covers market-organisation regimes, structural policy, agreements with non-member countries, management and conservation of fish stocks, and scientific research in support of these activities.

Trade with the EU in fishery products is covered in the Europe Agreement but not the White Paper.

ASSESSMENT

Agriculture

Romania has made good progress in adopting the broad institutional structure, by establishing two paying agencies. However, establishment of the required administrative capacity is still at a planning stage. As regards the integrated administration and control system (IACS), despite the progress made, most of the implementation work is still to be accomplished.

Regarding the common market organisations, Romania has designated the paying agency. Progress has been made in the fields of arable crops, sugar, fruit and vegetables, wine, alcohol and milk.

A general directorate for rural development has been set up. Romania has been granted a transitional period of three years in which it may use special measures for rural development.

In the veterinary field, despite important legislative changes, the level of transposition remains insufficient. Additional efforts are needed on the veterinary control system and as regards transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) and animal by-products, animal disease control measures and public health.

Fisheries

Romania is generally meeting the commitments and requirements arising from the negotiations. It still needs to improve management of resources and the fleet, inspections and checks, structural measures and market policy. In particular Romania must reinforce its administrative and operational capacities, and strengthen the institutions responsible for the implementation of structural actions and producer organisations.

This summary is for information only and is not designed to interpret or replace the reference document.