Dalkia Romania, a private company part of French group Veolia, was included by the government, in the letter of intent with the IMF, on the list of state-run companies that must be put under monitoring, Mediafax reports. The mistake passed through the Board of the IMF and was corrected only when the French shareholders complained about it, adds the source. “The error is even more peculiar as Dalkia Romania has neither losses, nor debts to third parties – Romanian state included – and must be refunded almost RON 26 M from the state budget, representing subsidies it was entitled to receive last year,” sources told the press agency.
Dalkia officials did not want to comment the situation. Dalkia Romania, with branches in Ploiesti, Tulcea, Otopeni and Alba Iulia is a 100 pc privately-owned company. Initially it was founded as a limited liability firm and in 2009 it turned into a joint-stock company, with the main shareholder being French group Dalkia International – the energy division of Veolia Environment. Dalkia Romania posted for last year a turnover near EUR 53 M.