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The EU will finance Romania 10% more

For projects in the areas of trans-European transport infrastructure

  • December 20, 2018 19:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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The European Commission revised the terms of the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme (LIOP) for Romania and will co-finance 85%, compared to 75% until now, of the value of the projects carried by the country in the areas of trans-European transport infrastructure, subway infrastructure and multi-modal transport.

The EU will finance Romania 10% more

This comes to help, among other, the port operators that can develop freight terminals, logistics areas and major railway infrastructure. It will not result in more funds earmarked for Romania but will help the country absorb the money allotted to it already for large infrastructure projects: 9.2 billion, out of the total of 22 billion cohesion funds earmarked by the European Commission from the EU budget for Romania under the 2014-2020 financial framework. 

As of December 1, 2018, Romania sent to the European Commission 1.35 billion worth of invoices under LIOP, out of which the EC disbursed already 1.21 billion, plus nearly 0.6 billion as payments in advance. This puts the current absorption rate at under 15%.

Source: European Commission

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