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August 17, 2022

Carbunaru: Romania spends 54.7 million lei to aid refugees

Romania spent 54.7 million lei to come to the aid of the refugees, Romanian Government Spokesman Dan Carbunaru said at the end of the Government meeting on Wednesday.

“The Government is in permanent contact with the European Commission. In respect to the calculations our country is making, aimed at being reimbursed the expenses made on supporting refugees in Romania, there are daily updates regarding this spending. We are currently speaking of 54.7 million lei Romania spent to come to the aid of refugees. Among the ministries in charge, on the Prime Minister’s Chancellery level, all these amounts are centralised and they will be forwarded to the European Commission, which is currently working on the mechanisms for each type of reimbursement on expenses we need,” Carbunaru told a press conference at the Victoria Governmental Palace.

Carbunaru brought to mind that several members of the European Commission had been paying visits to Romania those days to support the country in managing the situation generated by the arrival of a large number of refugees.

“As such, even the visit of European Commissioner Lenarcic [Janez Lenarcic – European Commissioner for Crisis Management] ranges within these efforts the European Commission has been making, to be by the side of the member states, Romania and Poland in particular, which are affected by the waves of refugees from Ukraine. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, as well as European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have recently been in Romania, to check what is going on and to make sure they will take measures to support the countries managing this situation,” Carbunaru said, according to Agerpres.


Interior Ministry supplements staff and working hours to issue passports


Government Spokesman Dan Carbunaru said that the Interior Ministry had supplemented the staff and working hours so they could issue travel documents at a faster pace, as required these days.

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) had requested the Interior Ministry on Wednesday to supplement the resources “to properly respond” to the increase in passport issuance requests.


Gov’t, EIF funding contract on venture capital funds for recovery, approved


The funding agreement between the Government of Romania, represented by the Ministry of Investments and European Projects, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) regarding venture capital funds for recovery within National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) was approved in the Government meeting on Wednesday, said Government Spokesman Dan Carbunaru.

“As a result, the Investment Committee for Recovery within the Recovery and Resilience Plan of Romania will be set up, issuing in this sense a joint order from the Ministry of European Investments and Projects, respectively the Ministry of Finance. It is a commitment assumed by the Government of Romania within the PNRR and through this instrument there will be selected up to 20 financial intermediaries for an allocated amount of about 400 million euro. The estimated number is 100 beneficiaries,” Dan Carbunaru said at Victoria Governmental Palace on Wednesday.

He explained that this mechanism “supports a deficit of capital funding, estimated at 4.8% of the GDP by the European Commission’s FI-Compass Platform in partnership with the European Investment Bank”.


Compiled from Agerpres


Photo: www.gov.ro

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