Romania filed its recovery plan to the European Commission on Monday, becoming the 22nd EU country to do so. Romania intends to attract the maximum allocation of €14.3 billion in grants and €15 billion in loans from the recovery and resilience fund (RRF).
“We received Romania’s recovery & resilience plan. It includes reforms & investments to support the green and digital transitions, smart growth, health and resilience, and policies for the next generation,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted Monday.
“#NexGenerationEU will help build greener, more sustainable future in [Romania],” she added.
The Romanian plan is structured around six pillars, including the green transition, digital transformation, smart growth, social and territorial cohesion, health and resilience, and policies for the next generation. The plan includes measures on sustainable transport, education, healthcare, building renovation and the digitalisation of public administration. Projects in the plan cover the entire lifetime of the RRF until 2026, the Commission said.
The presentation of the plan comes after months of negotiations between the Commission and the Romanian authorities. However, the Commission still has to evaluate if the plan respects the criteria set in the RFF’s regulation.
The Commission will also assess whether the plan dedicates at least 37% of expenditure to investments and reforms that support climate objectives and 20% for the digital transition. (Bogdan Neagu | EURACTIV.ro)