A 2021-2027 partnership agreement between the European Commission and Romania was signed on Wednesday in Alba Iulia by European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and the Minister of European Investment and Projects Marcel Bolos, according to Agerpres.
„Romania’s partnership agreement with the European Union for 2021-2027, which we have just signed, is an important step forward for the development of projects that fit both the objectives of European policies and the objectives of national policies for the development of Romania. And surely the solution to the current challenges we face on the economic, geopolitical and social levels are also taken into account,” said Ciuca.
He added that „cohesion policy is the main tool by which the development differences between our regions are bridged and it must remain a priority until the development gaps are corrected.”
„Specifically, this new partnership brings a programme of approximately 45 billion euros, of which approximately 31 billion are European funds, and 14 billion are national funds. The money will be allocated to develop the transport infrastructure, in the areas of healthcare, sustainable development, smart development and digital transformation, and of course programmes for education, jobs, social inclusion and dignity,” added the prime minister.
He mentioned the way of co-operation with the European Commission at the level of local and national administrations, noting that Alba Iulia was modernised on 300 million euros from the European Union, invested to „enhance everything that represents the history of the place, the national history.”
„Historic day for Romania’s future! The EU’s allocation of EUR 31.5 bln, investments available through the Partnership Agreement signed today, is the chance to finance vital projects for our development! Thanks to the European partners for all their support!”, Nicolae Ciuca said, according to the official Twitter acccount of the Romanian Government.