Romania has not decommitted any euro from the current financial year, and for the operational programs coordinated by the Ministry of European Funds the target of disengagement for 2019 is covered with statements of expenses transmitted and amounts “in house”, says Roxana Mînzatu, former Minister of European Funds.
“To date, Romania has not disengaged any euro from the current financial year. I also emphasize: for the Operational Programs coordinated by the Ministry you take over, the target of decommitment for 2019 is today covered with statements of expenditure transmitted and amounts “in house”.
Given the performance that Romania has shown in these 2 years and 10 months but also the fact that we still have 4 years and 2 months to absorb the funds available for the 2014-2020 financial year, I am convinced that we can assume the absorption 100% of the European money, at the end of the period n+3,” writes Mînzatu, in a resignation letter sent on Tuesday, wrote Agerpres.
She wrote that the PSD-ALDE Government has taken over, on January 1, 2017, “a Romania with 100 million euros demanded for reimbursement to the European Commission”, without accredited managing authorities and without the possibility of repaying money from the EC, and after 2 years and 10 months, “The PNL Government takes over from PSD a Romania with nearly 10 billion euro in repaid European funds”.