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Commissioner Hahn received Mr Leonard Orban, Romanian Minister for European Affairs

30/01/2012

On Monday 30 January Commissioner Hahn received Mr Leonard Orban, Romanian Minister for European Affairs.

During the meeting a range of issues was discussed, including the follow up to an international agreement on providing Romania with more expertise to handle EU funds. Last week, Romania and international financial institutions, like the World Bank and the European Investment Bank, in cooperation with the European Commission, signed an agreement, a so-called memorandum of understanding, which will enable Romania to receive international experts from to facilitate and ease the planning and implementation of EU projects.

Among other issues discussed was the implementation of the Priority Action Plan for the use of EU funds and the preparation for the next financial programming period (2014-2020).