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Meeting with Mr Basescu, President of Romania

President Basescu and President Barroso (c) EU

President Barroso made clear that all political forces in Romania, in government and in opposition, should act with responsibility and restraint, and set their focus very firmly on the urgent need to restore institutional and political stability.

"The European Commission will not compromise on the need for all member states to respect the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and the respect for constitutional rulings," said President Barroso in a statement.

The two presidents exchanged views on the current situation in the European Union and in the Euro Area including Commission proposals for the Banking Union and the Single Supervisory Mechanism.

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