Romania has not used any EUR of European money to combat youth unemployment, says European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu, through a graph posted on her Facebook page.
Cretu notes that the money made available to Romania could be accessed until June 30, 2018.
Corina Cretu has posted on Wednesday a chart of how EU countries have accessed European money to combat youth unemployment.
Romania is on the last position, with a tiny percentage, as the country on the penultimate place, Greece, has a percentage approaching 50%.
“You have below the situation of the implementation of the programme for combating youth unemployment aged 18 to 25, of all EU countries, a table that can be found on the website of the European Commission,” Corina Cretu wrote on Facebook.
Unlike Romania, Bulgaria has managed to spend more than 50% of the money allocated through the Youth Employment Initiative. Slovenia has spent the most, over 90% of the amount allocated.
The data provided by Corina Cretu on Wednesday comes as one day after the Minister of European Funds, Rovana Plumb, said at Victoria Palace that Romania has reached a 26% absorption rate of European funds, close to the European Union average, which is 27%.