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February 9, 2023

Finance Minister: Romania can be a part of the European level decision on financial aid for Greece

Public Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici has stated, on Friday, that Romania “can be a part” of the European-level decision on financial aid for Greece, mentioning that discussions in this sense are already underway.

Asked if there is a possibility that Romania will participate, including financially, to the third aid package for Greece – and if this matter was discussed at the level of the European Union – the Minister of Finance said that such discussions are underway.

“There are discussions to this end and it is normal for Romania to show such openness towards support for another member state. Even today there were such discussions. We will see exactly what the final decision is; it is certain that, Greece truly needs support, at least next month, when it must pay back the first sum, and that Romania can be a part of such a decision at a European level. We will certainly support this process,” Teodorovici mentioned.

The Finance head mentioned that Romania will not contribute a certain sum, but the matter pertains to the budget of the European Union.

“We are speaking of the budget of the European Union which, eventually, can support, in a first stage, the reimbursement of a first tranche of what Greece must reimburse. (…) So Romania itself does not pay it; it is the budget of the European Union which can contribute to such a process,” Teodorovici explained, according to Agerpres.

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