LONDON, June 14 Romania could be in a position
to join the euro within 8 years, central bank policymaker Daniel
Daianu board member said on Wednesday, though it would have to
see improvements in the set-up and running of the euro area
"In conjunction with an improvement of the functioning of
the euro area, we think we could join the euro in the first part
of the next decade," Daianu said at an event hosted by the
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
"We want to join, we believe in the European project...," he
said. Daianu added that if Romania continued to grow and
maintained a growth rate differential of 3-3.5 percent, it could
achieve 75 percent of the euro area average income per capita.
(Reporting by Marc Jones; editing by Mark Heinrich)