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PM Tudose: European funds are among main drivers of Romania’s economic growth and development

European funds are among the main drivers of economic growth and development of Romania, says Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, while specifying that all management authorities have received their accreditation and invoices worth more than 170 million euros were sent for settlement.

“European funds are among the main drivers of economic growth and development of Romania. Unfortunately, for too long this field had remained blocked. I am glad that the team led by Mrs. Minister Rovana Plumb realized how important this field is and managed to recover the delay, so that we are now able to accredit all management authorities,” Tudose wrote on Facebook, on Monday.

According to the head of the Executive, Romania may apply for reimbursement with the European Commission for the last four operational programmes, too: OP Large Infrastructure, OP Regional and OP Human Capital.

“This is an important step, because we are talking of programmes worth more than 21.5 billion euros in total. Invoices worth more than 170 million euros have already been sent for reimbursement. I wish we can keep this path, so that we be able to reach our objectives in terms of European money absorption,” said Tudose.

The Minister of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds (MDRAPFF) on Friday announced that the process of accrediting authorities that manage the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme (POIM), the Competitiveness Operational Programme (POC), the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 (POR) and the Human Resources Operational Programme (POCU), in the context in which Romania already submitted new reimbursement requests with the European Union worth 172 million euros.

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