President Traian Basescu saw at Cotroceni, Austria’s Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger, noting that the energy strategy of the region could be changed thanks to Petrom and the resources that had been discovered in the Black Sea, realitatea.net informs. He also said that prospecting would continue in the Black Sea in 2013 as well. ‘We need to think of alternative projects’, said the president. Traian Basescu said he was content that Romania had recorded positive growth in 2012, but stressed that the growth was going to be smaller than in 2011. ‘Last year, we grew by 1.5 per cent, but this year it will be about 1 per cent, with the agriculture being adversely affected by weather. There have been positive results given the difficulties,’ Traian Basescu noted. At the beginning of his talks with Michael Spindelegger, the president said Romania had not fulfilled its CVM and rile of law related obligations lately, but thanked the Austrian Vice-Chancellor for the constant support his country had given Romania in its dossiers within the EU, in connection with Schengen or CVM. Basescu also stressed out that Romania would have to comply with the requirements laid down in the Treaty.