Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban on Monday accused the Social Democratic Party (PSD) of a “disinformation campaign” over the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), stressing that the document was not rejected by the European Commission, but “it is being publicly analyzed and continuously adapted and improved”.
“I would like to repeat very clearly to eliminate any mistake of public perception due to the disinformation campaign carried out by PSD. Not only has the PNRR not been rejected, but it is being publicly analyzed and continuously adapted and improved, so as to correspond to the requirements established at the level of the European Commission. The Government is involved in these negotiations (…) with the European Commission and will make all such corrections, improvements, amendments that are requested, so that the PNRR is approved at EU level,” said Ludovic Orban, after the meeting of the PNL leadership.
He added that there are also views that belong to our country that need to be taken into account.
“Of course, we also have certain points of view that we express and that we believe should be taken into account,” Orban said.
Deputy PM Barna expecting September approval of recovery, resilience plan
Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna is expecting Romania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) to be approved by the European Commission in September after a stage of clarifications.
Barna reiterated on Monday that PNRR was not rejected or sent back by the European Commission.
“This stage of requesting clarifications will probably take about two more months (…) At the end of it, somewhere in September – I anticipate – we will have the approval of the programme with the respective projects. Obviously, at this stage of clarifications, if adjustments are necessary, they will be made. It is part of the usual procedure,” he said at the Parliament House.
Barna admitted that adjustments are possible in the programme.
“The European Commission does not reject. At this stage, the European Commission is asking for clarifications, we are discussing and, yes, adjustments and additions can be made to the programme because that is the logic of this pre-ante stage we are in now, the consultation stage (…) I don’t know if the projects will actually be changed or not. We are at a stage of clarifications. Adjustments are possible under the programme,” said the deputy prime minister.
Compiled from Agerpres