The Sorin Grindeanu government admits that the former technocrat cabinet of Dacian Ciolos has launched most calls for European projects and has met most ex-ante conditionalities requested by the European Commission for granting EU funds, more than the Victor Ponta government, as part of the 2014-2020 financial year, according to a note filed by the Ministry for Regional Development and European Funds in the government sitting, hotnews.ro reports.
The information was presented during the government sitting on January 12, 2017 by the Delegate Minister for European Funds Mihaela Toader. In the incumbent government, the delegate minister for European funds is part of the Ministry for Development and European Funds ran by Vice-Premier Sevil Shhaideh.
According to the first notification, during the financial year 2014-2020, some 74 calls for project in terms of structural and cohesion funds were launched amounting to approx. EUR 15 billion, representing 54% of the European money allotted to Romania in these categories. Out of the 74 calls launched, only 7 were launched in 2015 during the Ponta government, the rest being launched by the Ciolos cabinet, the same source informs.