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Trends and challenges in the absorption of EU Funds through the Regional Operational programm 2007-2013

Daniela Antonescu () and Victor Platon ()

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Abstract: Absorption of EU funds is, in the third year of integration, a strategic objective of Cohesion Policy and regional development in Romania. The main instrument of this policy - Regional Operational Program – represent the most important means, which it can compare and assess the situation and the forecast made of the projects submitted by the contracted or under contract, signed etc. The total extent of absorption of Structural Funds in Romania is 10.3% (1.7 billion Euros).Although the specific difficulties in implementation, the Regional Operational Program holds first place in terms of accessing funds at a rate of 14% of total EU allocation.This paper present the actual situation of implementation Regional Operational Program, the main problems encountered and how were resolved.

Keywords: Regional Operational Program; absorbtion's capacity; Structural Instruments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R1 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-05-01
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Published in Geographica Timisiensis, vol. 19, nr. 1, 2010 (pp. 11-21 ) Geographica Timisiensis, vol. 19, nr. 1, 2010 (pp. 11-21 ).19(2010): pp. 1-21

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