Romania’s recovery plan drama continues

As Brussels goes into summer recess, the topic of Romania’s recovery and resilience plan is far from being settled as the Commission is still seeking clarification on a series of important issues, media reported.

Romania requested a one-month delay for the evaluation of its recovery plan to settle the problems. However, it appears more time will be needed following the summer holidays.

Serious loopholes, including missing information regarding the costs and spending, as well as other inconsistencies, are currently plaguing the recovery plan, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

Documents published Newsweek Romania show that the Romanian government provided inconsistent numbers in the chapter referring to digital investments, one of the main targets for the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

However, Prime Minister Florin Citu confirmed that the plan is 95%-negotiated and that remaining details will be settled in the coming weeks.

The EU executive should greenlight the plan around 15 September, the PM said, adding that the first funds should arrive in November.

The author: Michel DEURINCK

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