A joint mission of the International Monetary Fund / IMF / and the European Commission / EC / will travel to Bucharest for talks with Romanian authorities, which will begin on July 17 and will continue until the end of the month, according to a press release of the Ministry of Public Finance / MPF / .
The Minister Delegate for the Budget, Liviu Voinea, attended on July 9 the meeting of the ECOFIN Council in Brussels and, during the extraordinary meeting of the European Economic and Finance Committee, held ahead of the ECOFIN Council, the Member States gave unanimously a positive opinion on the request of Romania for a new precautionary program to be concluded with the IMF.
„It was agreed that a joint IMF-European Commission mission will go to Bucharest for talks with the Romanian authorities, which will begin on July 17 and will continue until the end of the month. The formal decision on the precautionary program is to be taken by ECOFIN on October 15 „, the MFP release also informs.
The meeting was the first in which Croatia has participated as a member of the EU. Minister Voinea welcomed the EU accession of Croatia and expressed Romania’s support for Lithuania which holds the half year EU rotating presidency.
Minister Liviu Voinea had a series of informal discussions with counterparts from member states, the European Commission and President of the Economic and Financial Committee, on which occasion he voiced appreciation for the back up granted to Romania’s request.