European Commissioner Corina Cretu to visit Romania

European Commissioner Corina Cretu will visit Romania on Monday and Tuesday, in which context she will meet PM Mihai Tudose and several members of the Government and will participate in a number of actions regarding the European funding, according to a press release issued on Friday.

According to the quoted source, the European official will meet PM Mihai Tudose, the Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Dan, the Transport Minister Felix Stroe, the Minister-delegate for European Funds Marius Nica, the Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu and the State Secretary in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) Raed Arafat.

During her visit, Corina Cretu will visit projects and will attend the signing ceremony of a number of contracts benefitting from EU funding. She will also attend the Gala of Structural Funds 2017 and the awarding ceremony of the contest for pupils “Lider European” and will have a dialogue with people, reads the quoted press release.

The European Commissioner stated that there have been made “many efforts to implement the programs financed through the cohesion policy in Romania, and the registered progresses are obvious”. “But they have to be continued. As I said many times, efficient investments, whose benefits for people can be quickly seen, are the main argument to maintain the cohesion policy among the important European policies also in the post-2020 period” Corina Cretu underlined, according to the press release.

According to the schedule, the European Commissioner will attend on Monday the signing ceremony of a number of contracts financed within the Priority Axis 2 – Improving Competitiveness of SMEs within the Regional Operational Program 2014-2020, she will visit the Day Center for Children “Sf. Mucenita Sofia”, and she will attend on Tuesday the awarding ceremony of the contest “Lider European”, organized by the European Commission Representation in Romania, having a dialogue with people, alongside the Minister-delegate for EU Funds Marius Nica, at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

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