The amendment proposed by Romania, requiring the European Commission to identify measures that need to be taken in order to render European funds management procedures more flexible also cleared the meeting, informs a release on Tuesday.
„At this meeting of the European Affairs Committees we pursued two goals: to have the complementary relation between the Black Sea Synergy and the Eastern Partnership acknowledged and to obtain a consensus for streamlining procedures for the management of community funds.
We succeeded in imposing these issues on the agenda of the meeting and they are included in the final report. Given the enhanced role national parliaments will be assigned, should the Lisbon Treaty be adopted, Romania needs to be a strong voice in this forum that brings together representatives of the European Affairs Committees.
Romania was treated on equal footing with the other member states, and the buzz subject in Romania about the country possibly being cut community funding was not tackled, proving that some politicians in Bucharest trade ungrounded speculations,” said Anca Boagiu, cited in the release.
The representatives of European Affairs Committees of EU Parliaments met in Prague between May 10 and 12 to discuss topical issues on the EU agenda.