Gov’t: EC confirms clearing Human Resources Programme, resuming payments to Romania
The European Union representatives decided to clear the way to the Operational Programme for Human Resources Development and to resume the payments to Romania, following the positive results recorded after the European Commission’s auditing mission staged over Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, the Government announced in a release.
The Commission, therefore, will resume the payments to Romania in the upcoming days, for the repayment claims sent in Dec. 2012 totalling 148 million euros, by also applying the 25 percent temporary financial corrections as agreed with the Romanian side, the release added.
The EU executive suspended the Human Resources Programme in early Aug. 2012, following the shortcomings found by it for 2009-2011.
The Commission auditors will conduct another two missions meant to verify this Programme this year, in an effort to lift the 25 percent temporary financial corrections applied to the spending Romania will request the Commission to be repaid. The Romanian authorities will directly inform the beneficiaries of the Programme projects as to the resumption of the payments as well as to the calendar of this year’s actions, the Government said.