Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision on the approval of the assessment of the recovery and resilience plan for Romania

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Series Details COM (2021) 608
Publication Date 27/09/2021
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Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision - tabled by the European Commission on 27 September 2021 - concerning the endorsement of an assessment to Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).

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National Recovery and Resilience Plans are prepared by the Member States of the European Union (EU) and comprise a package of reforms and investment initiatives to be implemented by 2026 and supported by the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). These plans are assessed by the European Commission and approved by the Council of the European Union. The assessment is based on criteria set out in Regulation (EU) 2021/241 - also known as the RRF Regulation.

A positive assessment of the Romanian NRRP was adopted by the Commission on 27 September 2021. It recommends that the Council endorses the disbursement of €14.2 billion in grants and €14.9 billion in loans under the RRF over the period 2021-2026. The Commission's analysis considered, in particular, whether the investments and reforms contained in Romania's plan support the green and digital transitions; contribute to effectively addressing challenges identified in the European Semester; and strengthen its growth potential, job creation and economic and social resilience.

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Bruegel: Datasets: European Union countries’ recovery and resilience plans
CEE Bankwatch Network: Briefing, April 2021: Assessment of Romania’s recovery and resilience plan
VoxEurop, 27/04/2021: Coronavirus: a European recovery for Romania
Euronews: View, 21/05/2021: EU must reject Poland & Romania's spending plan for COVID cash
Balkan Insight: BIRN Fact Check, 05/07/2021: Is Romania on Course to Sustained Growth?
FitchRatings: Fitch Wire, 07/09/2021: Romania’s Political Crisis Presents Risks to Deficit Reduction

Radio Romania International, 03/06/2021: The Priorities of Romania’s Recovery and Resilience Plan
Emerging Europe, 04/06/2021: Romania confirms coal exit, but environmentalists voice concerns over gas plans
EurActiv, 14/06/2021: Romania asks Commission to delay recovery plan evaluation
EurActiv, 30/07/2021: Romania’s recovery plan drama continues
Romania Insider, 30/07/2021: Romanian PM assures Resilience Plan "is 95% cleared by the EC"
Reuters, 03/09/2021: Romania PM urges partners to stay united in coalition crisis talks
RFE/RL, 27/09/2021: European Commission Endorses Romania's Multibillion Euro Recovery Plan
Romania Insider, 27/09/2021: European Commission greenlights Romania’s EUR 29.2 bln recovery and resilience plan

EUR-LEX: SWD(2021)276: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Analysis of the recovery and resilience plan of Romania
European Commission: Recovery and Resilience Facility: National Recovery and Resilience Plans
European Commission: Recovery and resilience plan for Romania
Romanian Government: News, 24/09/2021: Prime Minister Florin Cîțu will have an official meeting with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, in Bucharest
European Commission: Press Release, 27/09/2021: NextGenerationEU: European Commission endorses Romania's €29.2 billion recovery and resilience plan
European Commission: Questions and answers: European Commission endorses Romania's €29.2 billion recovery and resilience plan (27 September 2021)

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