Former Romanian president Basescu was paraphrased as saying in a recent interview that:
The European Green Deal “will definitely create tensions” inside the EU, and risks pushing “two or three countries” to leave the Union altogether. [...]
- The EU’s current funding proposal for Romania is “ridiculous,” he says. “With €10 billion, it is impossible to close down the coal energy production in our country”.
- “Our real priorities in Romania is to build infrastructure like motorways” and railways as well as modernising education and the healthcare system.
- Romania “cannot compromise” these infrastructure projects for the Green Deal because they “are a key element” of the country’s development.
- Such “discrepancies between EU and national priorities are likely to generate huge tensions inside the EU, which could lead to some countries considering the possibility of leaving the Union altogether.”
What other EU countries besides Romania have expressed similar concerns?