At the beginning of 2022, another 1.9 billion euros will enter the Romanian state’s account, which represents the pre-financing from the loan granted to Romania, through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

“At the level of the Romanian Government, the targets and milestones for 2021 have been met, and the first tranche of the grant that Romania benefits from, worth 1.8 billion euros, has already been transferred at the beginning of December. We have 29.2 billion euros available for the next four years to develop priority areas for the country, through reforms and investments financed by PNRR “, said Dan Vîlceanu, Minister of Investments and European Projects.

The Ministry of European Investments and Projects (MIPE), as national coordinator of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, together with the line ministries, thus completes the first stage of the PNRR implementation, which also includes reaching the targets and milestones for 2021. Implementation The plan started on November 3, after receiving approval from the EU Council, informs Agerpres.

For this year, Romania had to meet 21 targets and milestones, out of a total of 507 assumed at the level of the entire plan.

According to MIPE, the end of the year meant, at the governmental level, the closing of some milestones assumed for 2021, by adopting normative acts regarding areas of strategic development, namely: Emergency Ordinance on the Law on water and sewerage services, Government Decision for the approval of the Railway Infrastructure Development Strategy 2021-2025, completion of the milestone related to decommissioned coal production capacities, operationalization of a task force at the Ministry of Research and Digitization for implementation and monitoring of proposed reforms and investments in Digital Transformation, Government Decision on approval of the cyber security strategy, MF Joint Order no. 1593 / 29.12.2021 and MMSS no. 1239 / 27.12.2021 on the establishment of the monitoring committee for the reform of the public pension system, the Unit for the implementation of the reforms within the policy support mechanism (PSF) established and operational, the Memorandum on the financing agreement between the European Investment Fund and the Government of Romania creation of the approved Venture Capital Fund, Order of the Minister for adopting the criteria for prioritizing investments in integrated community centers, Emergency Ordinance on establishing the institutional and financial framework for the management of European funds allocated to Romania through the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, Government Decision for the approval of the new national anti-corruption strategy, the IT system related to the management and monitoring of PNRR developed, the Government Decision on the implementation of the national program for reducing school dropout, the call for non-competitive projects prepared to support students in ensuring the transition from lower to upper secondary education, based on 5 indicators defined in the Early Warning Mechanism in Education and published on the website of the Ministry of Education.

Previously, MIPE mentions, the milestones regarding the entry into force of Law no. 50/2021 for the approval of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 55/2016 on the reorganization of the National Company for Motorways and National Roads in Romania (CNAIR) and the establishment of the National Company for Road Investments (CNIR), the entry into force of the Law on 5G network security, increasing the number of cash registers connected to the Agency’s IT system National Administration for Fiscal Administration (466,288 houses already connected).

In December, the European Commission launched the first official mission to monitor the milestones and targets assumed by Romania in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), in which MIPE, together with the reform and investment coordinators, presented the stage of meeting the objectives, both for the year 2021, as well as for the first two quarters of 2022.

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