Budget of the European Union
Romania needs smart, hands-on public policies, "for instance a promotional (development) bank is necessary, and reviving the idea of a National Development Fund, after the Polish model, should also be considered," Fiscal Council chairman Daniel Daianu writes in an op-ed.
The leaders of Germany and France proposed Monday a 500 billion-euro ($543 billion) recovery fund for European economies hit by pandemic.
In a joint statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said the proposed fund would see European Union budget expenditure used to help sectors and regions that are particularly affected by the outbreak.
President Klaus Iohannis spoke on the phone today with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, with the discussion focusing mainly on the proposals the EC will put forward by the end of this month for the EU's economic recovery plan and the revised proposal for the 2021 - 2027 EU budget, the Presidential Administration informed.
AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday that both the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, were open to Romania's proposals on the multiannual budget of the European Union.
President Klaus Iohannis is set to attend, starting on Thursday, the extraordinary meeting of the European Council in Brussels, where discussions will focus on the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union for 2021-2027, according to a press release of the Presidential Administration .
AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis on Friday stated he is determined to negotiate "really hard" to get more money for Romania from the cohesion and agricultural funds, from the multiannual budget of the European Union. "The idea is to identify a common ground in these discussions on the multiannual budget.
Romania's President Klaus Iohannis will meet President of the European Council Charles Michel in Brussels on Friday. According to the Presidential Administration, the agenda of this meeting covers negotiations over the budget of the European Union for 2021-2027.