Memorandum on adopting the necessary measures to start the process of regionalisation-decentralisation in Romania

The Romanian Ministry of Regional Development adopted a Memorandum on the neccesary steps to start the process of regionalisation-decentralisation across the country. One of the goals of the regionalisation-decentralisation process is to have regional management structures for structural and cohesion funds. The newly set up regions will also have competences in the following fields: economic development, management of social protection programmes, cultural development, evelopment of pre-university technical and vocational education at the regional level, etc.

World Bank expertise for Romania's Regional Development

Press release The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MRDPA) collaborates with World Bank experts in five consulting agreements financed from European funds. The provided consulting services are aimed at increasing the planning capacity and the elaboration of strategies in areas related to regional and territorial development. Similarly, an assessment of the programming period 2007-2013 is conducted, for a better programming of the future multiannual financial package allocated to Romania for regional development.

Absorption rates 30.11.2012 - Romania

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EC Position Paper on the development of Romania's Partnership Agreement 2014-2020

The European Commission presented Romanian authorities with a Position Paper on the development of the Partnership agreement for 2014-2020. The Paper identifies the country's main challenges and financing priorities:

The cross-border area Romania-Bulgaria will have its own strategy for sustainable territorial development

The Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism is coordinating the development of strategy for the cross-border area Romania - Bulgaria. The strategy aims to identify and prioritize joint projects that will be financed from European funds in the period 2014-2020. Ministries in Romania and Bulgaria, local authorities and other potential beneficiaries are involved in drafting the strategy, which will later be subject to public consultation.


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