The European Commission received Romania’s Recovery and Resilience Plan on Monday which sets out the reforms and public investment projects that Romania plans to implement with the support of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).
Romania is the 22nd EU country to submit its recovery plan and it has requested €14.3 billion in grants and €15 billion in loans from the RRF, according to a press release.
The Romanian plan is structured around six pillars: the green transition, digital transformation, smart growth, social and territorial cohesion, health and resilience, and policies for the next generation.
“The plan includes measures on sustainable transport, education, healthcare, building renovation and the digitalisation of public administration. Projects in the plan cover the entire lifetime of the RRF until 2026,” said the Commission.
The presentation of the plan comes after months of negotiations between the Commission and the Romanian authorities. The Commission has to evaluate if the plan respects the criteria set in the RFF’s regulation.
The Commission will assess whether Romania’s plan dedicates at least 37% of expenditure to investments and reforms that support climate objectives and 20% to the digital transition.
“We received Romania’s recovery & resilience plan. It includes reforms & investments to support the green and digital transitions, smart growth, health and resilience, and policies for the next generation,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in a tweet.
“NextGenerationEU will help build greener, more sustainable future in Romania,” added von der Leyen.