Wednesday, November 28, 2007

AFP: Romania's Basescu urges Spain to lift immigration restrictions

28 November 2007

MADRID. Romanian President Traian Basescu on Tuesday called on Spain to lift restrictions on Romanian workers in the country, AFP reported. "We want our citizens to be have the basic right of free circulation that came with membership of the European Union," Basescu, on a three-day visit to Spain, told an economic forum. The president, who was to meet later Tuesday with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, said the restrictions imposed by Madrid "would be helpful" to both countries. He said some half a million Romanians who have emigrated to Spain over the past few years "contribute to the economic growth" of the country.

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