OECD invites Romania to become a member of the Statistics Committee

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has invited Romania to become a member of the Statistics and Statistical Governance Committee through the National Institute of Statistics (INS). The INS is the second national institution invited to join the OECD structures, after the invitation addressed to the Competition Council in 2014.

Romania’s accession to the OECD is a strategic objective of the Romanian foreign policy, included in the current governance programme. Romania officially submitted its application for accession to the OECD during its previous enlargement exercises, in April 2004 and November 2012 and renewed it in 2016 and 2017, hotnews.ro reports.

Romania’s accession to the OECD depends on several issues:

  1. The organization’s enlargement process.
  2. Fulfillment of the accession criteria. The criteria are assessed on the basis of quantifiable parameters adopted in June 2017 and set out in the OECD Framework Document.
  3. The political consensus of the OECD members on the Romanian candidacy (political support of the members of the organization for the accession).

Given that Romania is a member of the European Union, it has a high degree of fulfillment of the OECD accession criteria, because the community acquis applied by the Romanian state is inspired by the recommendations of this organization.

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