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Antonescu discussed with his Spanish counterpart about lifting the labour market restrictions

Senate speaker Crin Antonescu (PNL) on Wednesday met his Spanish counterpart Pio Garcia-Escudero Marquez, with who he discussed about lifting the restrictions for Romanian workers until the end of this year and about the possibility of companies investing in Romania. “Spain was, and is, an exceptional model of success in terms of European integration, starting from the internal modernisation of the Kingdom and the national plans that were enforced,” Antonescu told to the speaker of the Senate of Spain, according to Mediafax. Another topic approached by the speaker of the Romanian Senate was the situation of the Romanian community of Spain, which brings economic advantages to the Spanish Kingdom, expressing in the context Romania’s interest for the access of Romanians to the labour market. “We are very interested by your legislation on the right to work in Spain. We hope that the labour restrictions for Romanian citizens will be lifted at the end of this year,” Antonescu added. Moreover, he informed Pio Garcia-Escudero Marquez that Romania is interested mainly by the Spanish companies that operate on the Romanian market, expressing the hope that “the number of Spanish investors and companies will increase in the coming years.” In his turn, the speaker of the Spanish Senate assured that Romania can benefit from the contribution of the experience of the Spanish Kingdom with regard to accessing European funds, the transport infrastructure, the energy market, the promotion of tourism and culture. At the conclusion of the meeting, Antonescu addressed his counterpart an invitation to visit Romania in the near future.

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