We have to find out exactly what is happening.

We have to find out what is exactly happening. We have all heard about this then we have to see if it is confirmed.

I think the statements by the Romanian and Polish authorities are crystal clear. All of those official declarations deny the existence of such possible prisons. We do not see any reason now to ask for further clarification at this point in time. Having said that, we will continue to monitor the situation.

We need to know exactly what is happening and what we're talking about, and I pledge my full transparency [and] coming back to you as soon as we know more of this information to inform you of that and any possible -- if necessary -- steps the European Commission would need to take.

So far we have no reason to complain nor to suspect any unfair or inappropriate policy.

The Copenhagen criteria are rather clear. I don't think the existence of secret prisons would be compatible with that.

[The EU executive will] at technical...level find out what the truth is in these stories, ... In that sense, we will check the accuracy of those reports..then further define our stance.

At this time we do not have any specific suspicion.

If only to get as much clarity and transparency as possible.