Through the two financial mechanisms, the EEA Financial Mechanism (EEA Grants) and the Norwegian Cooperation Programme with Romania (Norway Grants), the EEA (European Economic Area) – EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) have allocated to Romania non-refundable financial assistance amounting to EUR 98.5 M for the period 2007-2009 for co-financing of projects in key sectors such as environment, energy efficiency, sustainable production, health and childcare, cultural heritage human resources development, and the NGO sector, according to a press release. Of the total amount, Norway’s contribution makes up the most, approximately 97 pc. A new hospital building in Bucharest, a state-of-the-art cultural heritage center in Astra Museum in Sibiu, an operational business incubator in Constanta are just a few of the concrete results in the EEA and Norway Grants projects. The two programmes whose completion was marked Tuesday will be followed by a second round of financial assistance. In the period up to 2014, Norway will allocate EUR 305 M for co-financing of projects that will be implemented in Romania during this timeframe.