Minister of European Funds: Payment from EU regional programme cut off

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Romania ranks last in the EU on accessing the European funds, with one of the payments of the human resources regional programme being recently broken off, minister of European funds Aura Răducu warned in the Senate’s plenary session on Tuesday.

One of the payments from the human resources regional programme was cut off due to the irregularities tracked down during 2012-2014. Unfortunately, these programmes have encountered big problems starting 2007 until 2015, both in drafting the guides, as well as on selection and implementation,” the minister argued.

Răducu also warned that Romanian ranks last in the EU on the absorption rate and that many projects are facing problems regarding the construction or the environment permit.

The minister said that her target is to increase the absorption rate to 80%.

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