21 March 2014

Even if we are still far from the growth levels reached before the 2008 crisis, Romania has achieved in 2013 a 3.5% GDP growth rate which makes it growth leader amongst the 28 EU countries. The growth rate even reached annually 5% on last 2013 term. Agriculture, with an exceptional agricultural year, and export, which passed for the first time 50 billion euros, helped by auto industry performance have both been the driving forces of this successful year.

In the wake of these achievements, Romanian Prime Minister stated that his country is currently meeting criteria in order to join the single European currency by 2019.