Romania’s accession to the OECD, not late, most consistent issues just now coming (official)

Romania is not behind schedule in joining the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as the most consistent issues are jsut coming up, national coordinator for Romania’s accession to the OECD Luca Niculescu said on Friday at the ARIR 2024 Forum.

“There is no deadline for accession. That is, until you align yourself with the OECD standards, stay and make progress. We have seen in previous accession processes that some countries manage to do it in four years, other countries take longer. They can join in nine to ten years. It depends on the pace of each one. I was saying there is no deadline set by the roadmap. There is a target pledged by the Romanian government unveiled by the prime minister when OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann came to Bucharest two months ago to release the economic study. That would be 2026. So, it is an ambitious goal, it is a goal that can be achieved if we keep up the good pace. We are not at all behind schedule, as but the most consistent issues I would say that they are just coming up, because after all the reports, after all the assessments – which go very, very deep perhaps deeper than those of other international institutions, because the OECD is, as you know, an organisation that is based on data and statistics and figures – therefore, after all this, recommendations will follow and some of them must be fulfilled by the time accession happens,” said Niculescu.

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