Friday, March 7, 2008

Romania, Austria to cooperate for Balkan stabilit

BUCHAREST, Mar 6, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The common target of Romania and Austria is to create in the Western Balkans an area of stability, Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said here on Thursday.

Tariceanu made the remarks while having talks with Austria's Federal Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, who began his official visit to Romania on Thursday.

Tariceanu underlined that Serbia has to be helped to overcome the delicate moment of the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo, in order to be able to continue its road to the European Union.

"Serbia needs a European perspective, the more so as it now witnesses a struggle between pro-European and nationalist forces. Serbia is an anchor of stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans, and Austria and Romania promote its European perspective, " Gusenbauer said.

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