State Secretary Levente Magyar attended the session of the Hungarian-Romanian Joint Economic Committee
in Bucharest. As Co-Chair of the Committee, Magyar said that the number of border crossing stations between Hungary and Romania could soon double – there are currently ten border crossing stations between Romania and Hungary at an average distance of 40 kilometre. The parties agreed to prepare a schedule for the opening of the ten new cross-border roads, which currently cannot be used because of the delay in Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area, within three months.
In a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI, Magyar stressed: Romania is the country in which the most Hungarian-owned small and medium-sized enterprises are operating outside of Hungary with over 12 thousand Hungarian companies registered in Romania, in addition to which a host of large Hungarian corporations are also present in the country. The State Secretary has also said that the current Romanian government has a much more open and pragmatic approach to joint projects than its predecessor.