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Ursula von der Leyen in Bucharest: European Commission greenlights Romania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan

The European Commission is giving the greenlight to Romania’s National Plan for Recovery and Resilience, said the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, during a joint press conference with President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Florin Citu.

“Today, the European Commission is giving the greenlight to Romania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan. This is following a meticulous evaluation and a very good cooperation and I want to congratulate you for this and thank you for your cooperation”, said the head of the Community executive.

She added that Romania’s Plan answered some “very exigent criteria”.

Previously, the EC President, Romania’s President Iohannis and PM Citu toured the Bucharest Emergency University Hospital which is to benefit from funds through the NextGenerationEU Programme.

 

Klaus Iohannis: Approval of PNRR – moment of great importance for Romania’s future

 

President Klaus Iohannis said, on Monday, that the approval of the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience (PNRR) represents a symbolic moment of great importance for Romania.

“I hail the announcement made by Ms. Von der Leyen about the PNRR, which received the greenlight from the European Commission today. Its approval represents a symbolic moment, of great importance for the future of our country,” said the head of state, at the joint press conference with the EC head, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister Florin Citu.

President Klaus Iohannis asked Prime Minister Florin Citu, ministers, mayors and presidents of County Councils to make an “absolute priority” from the implementation of reforms and investments provided for in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR).

“Together with this Government, we managed to have this plan approved. Prime Minister, Ministers, Mayors and Presidents of County Councils, I ask you to make it an absolute priority to implement the reforms and the investments provided for in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. It is a chance we are not allowed to miss, the chance to make Romania’s economy more efficient, more sustainable and better prepared for any crisis that may yet appear. It is the possibility to leave to the future generations a deeply modernized Romania,” said the president, at a joint press conference with the EC chief, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister Florin Citu.

 

PM Citu: PNRR is approved, signed, will be enforced, it will mean development, modernisation for Romania

 

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) is approved, signed and will be enforced, which for Romania will mean development, will mean modernization, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday.

“In the next five years, PNRR will help us implement the reforms and investments we have undertaken and we will see that this automatically means that we will have a strong economy, which will benefit all Romanians,” said Florin Citu, in a joint press conference with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and President Klaus Iohannis.

He pointed out that Romania’s PNRR is among the 5 best-financed recovery and resilience plans at the level of the EU states.

 

Compiled from Agerpres

Photo: www.presidency.ro

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