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July 26, 2021

Romania risks sanctions due to Negoita illegalities

The President of the National Regulatory and Monitoring Authority  for Public Procurements (ANRMAP), Lucian Dan Vladescu, yesterday said that the European Commission could open an infringement procedure against Romania, resulting in sanctions equal to tens of millions of  euros, following illegalities found over contracts assigned by Bucharest’s District 3 Hall during the term in office of former mayor Liviu Negoita of the Democratic Liberal Party  (PDL). “The District 3 Hall assigned circa 40 contract with transparency problems. They should have been published on both the SEAP <the Electronic System for Public Procurement> as well as the JOUE, the Official Gazette of the EU, yet, they weren’t, and somebody, nobody knows who, notified the EC over it, and the EC made a clarifying request to the Ministry of  European Affairs, March 22. The Romanian state should have given an answer by May 31,” Mediafax quoted Vladescu as saying, according to whom, the District 3 Hall originally published SEAP tender announcements at prices that did not require their registration with the JOUE, after which they increased the price, yet, they still didn’t publish it in the JOUE, as it should have. In his turn, former district 3 mayor Liviu Negoita told Mediafax yesterday that the ANRMAP leadership  accusations against him are “political-electoral inventions”, he has nothing to hide and no tenders and procurements from EU funds had been made during his term in office.

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