On Tuesday, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici met Elzbieta Bienkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs.
During his meeting with Elzbieta Bienkowska, Eugen Teodorovici supported the accomplishment of the measures included in the governing programme 2017-2020, measures that concern the amending and simplification of the public procurements legislation. The main objective this year is the centralisation of public procurements within the central public administration and the simplification of the legislation in this field.
In his meeting with Pierre Moscovici (photo), the Finance Minister discussed the drafting of a modern framework, adapted to reality, on the prevention and combating of tax evasion, and the preparations for Romania’s takeover of the Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 January 2019. During the meeting, an important topic concerned the evolution of the Romanian economy, our country being included in the category of states that are not facing imbalances and that continue to be on a favourable trend, registering in 2017 the second-highest economic growth in the European Union. Final data points to an economic growth of 6.9 percent, according to the Country Report 2018. The discussions took place against the backdrop in which the 2018 country report on Romania will be published this month.
“I’m pleased with the way the talks went on with the two European commissioners who hold some of the most important portfolios within the European Commission. I want to emphasise that I’ve always had very good collaboration with officials in Brussels, both in my capacity as European Grants Minister and as Finance Minister. A beneficial collaboration for Romania,” Teodorovici stated, according to a release posted on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Finance.