The European Commission has yesterday requested that Romania comply fully with the European Directives on public procurement, according to a press release. The Commission argues that the tender procedure for a works contract for the rehabilitation of the National Road between Crasna and Iasi was conducted in breach of Directives 2004/18/EC and 89/665/EEC. The tender procedure was managed by the Romanian National Company of Roads and Motorways and was conducted on the basis of a national law which was later found to be incompatible with European rules on public procurement. The Commission’s request takes the form of a reasoned opinion under EU infringement procedures. If no measures are notified to put an end to the violation of EU law within two months, the Commission may decide to refer Romania to the Court of Justice of the European Union.