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President Iohannis, at the end of European Council in Brussels : Almost 80 billion euros secured by Romania for European projects

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday that Romania will qualify for almost 80 billion euros for European projects, indicating the construction of hospitals, schools, the modernisation of large public systems, as well as economic recovery.

“After very complicated discussions, after very complicated negotiations, after four days and four nights of negotiations, we obtained an impressive amount for Romania – 79.9 billion euros for European projects; these are negotiations that now allow us to move to the next stage. We will use the 80 billion euros to rebuild Romania’s infrastructure, to build hospitals, schools, to modernise the great public systems. It is also very important to know that a significant part of the money will be used for economic recovery,” Iohannis said in Brussels at the end of a special European Council meeting.

He added that the Orban Government has been working since the beginning of the year on the implementation of the plan for the 2021 – 2027 multiannual European budget. “It will be completed as soon as possible, so that we are ready to start implementation, and on the other hand, we have been working for a long time on a national recovery plan, which will be unveiled to the European Commission, in order for us to receive the funds for economic recovery,” Iohannis said.

He called the funding secured by Romania “a beautiful outcome.” “It is an important day to Romania, an important day to the European design, and we will go further, because this money must be used for the reconstruction of Romania,” he said, according to Agerpres.

 

PM Orban:  Romania will receive higher amounts than ever before from the European Union

 

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Tuesday stated, at the beginning of the Government meeting, that Romania will receive higher amounts than ever before from the European Union, of almost 80 billion euros.

“The future sounds well for Romania and for Europe. After heated negotiations, the white smoke started to rise and the European Council made the decisions that the EU citizens and Member States have waited for a long time. Thanks to the efforts made by Mr President Iohannis Romania will benefit in the upcoming years of higher amounts than ever before, of almost 80 billion euros. Once the decision has been made, we need to speed up all procedures to prepare the Partnership Agreement on the EU budget for 2021-2027. Moreover, we will have to prepare the Ministry of Agriculture – the National Strategic Plan and the Ministry of European Funds, as a coordinator, we must accelerate the drafting of the resilience and recovery plan that we will have to present in each country in order to substantiate the requests for the financing of The Next Generation EU,” said Orban.

He labelled as “historical” the agreement at the European Council and asked for involvement in the preparation of the projects and programmes to benefit from EU funds.

“It allows us to look to the future with confidence, both we, as Romanians, and the European Union as a whole. A fundamental decision that will lay the foundations for the possibility of financing all the development projects we have thought of for Romania. And we must continue to be extremely involved, extremely careful in the preparation of programs, projects, in the preparation of all necessary documents in order to ensure the most efficient and rapid absorption of these impressive resources that will serve the development program. This time, I especially appreciate the results and the remarkable ability of the President, who has achieved a remarkable result for Romania, which he announced this morning,” added Orban.

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