Romanian Government

Friday, 10 June

The roadmap for Romania’s accession to the OECD - officially approved

The Government welcomes the adoption of Romania's Accession Roadmap to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development at the final session of the OECD Council ministerial meeting on Friday, June 10th, 2022.

The Roadmap sets out the terms, conditions and stages of Romania's accession to the Organization and aims to align the legislation, policies and internal practices with those of the OECD. The document mentions the sectoral committees that will assess compliance with OECD legislation and practices, the principles that will guide their work, as well as the manner in which the accession discussions with the Romanian authorities will be carried out.

The Roadmap emphasises the importance of the common values, vision and priorities shared with the Organisation as essential elements throughout the accession process, including the final stage of obtaining OECD membership.

The adoption of the Roadmap represents a key step in the process of Romania joining the OECD, an important objective of our foreign policy, which strengthens the perspective of continuing on a trajectory of progress and economic development.

"The adoption of the Roadmap for Romania’s accession to OECD represents an encouraging element and a recognition of our country’s convergence potential with states with consolidated economies. This guidance document regarding the sectoral objectives and the criteria that Romania will have to meet gives us a clear and objective picture of the directions in which we must direct our efforts for the success of the accession discussions. We aim to implement the OECD best practices and standards, all the more so as they converge or are complementary to those that Romania has already assumed under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and can contribute to the fulfilment of the programme for government”, stated Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă.

The Romanian Prime Minister also welcomes the adoption, at the same ministerial meeting of the OECD Council on June 9-10, 2022, of a series of Recommendations in key areas for economic and social development, such as policy for small and medium-sized enterprises, better opportunities for young people, combating tax offences, or sustainable development. Romania, in turn, joined the respective Recommendations, through an inter-institutional coordination process facilitated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.