Romania is the beneficiary state with the most advanced stage of negotiations on the implementation of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021
Bucharest, September 12, 2016 – On September 9, 2016, at the headquarters of the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels, the second round of negotiations for the EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms 2014-2021 took place, which brought together representatives of the Donor states, the Financial Mechanism Office and the Ministry of European Funds, by means of a delegation led by Cristian GHINEA, the Minister of European Funds.
The Donor states highlighted the fact that Romania is among the first beneficiary states which are going to sign the Memoranda of understanding on the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.
During the meeting, there were also discussed issues concerning the predefined projects proposed by the Romanian party, as well as other relevant issues mentioned in the two memoranda of understanding on the implementation of the EEA and Norwegian grants 2014-2021 in Romania.
The EEA and Norwegian Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and of the Kingdom of Norway to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with the beneficiary countries in Europe. For the period 2014 -2021, Romania benefits from grants amounting to approximately 502 million euros. Information about the programs and projects financed under the EEA and Norwegian Grants in Romania can be found on the website www.eeagrants.ro.
About the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021
The European Economic Area (EEA) was established in 1994, as a Free Trade area between the European Community (EC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The EEA brings together the European Union (EU) Member States and 3 of the EFTA States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), in an internal market based on the free movement of goods, people, services and capital.
On May 3, 2016, the Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Norway for the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 and the Agreement between the European Union and the Donor States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), for the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 were signed.
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