zondag 8 juli 2012

Romania to benefit from higher European funds in 2014-2020

Romania will be one of the countries to benefit from higher European funds from the European Union budget for the period between 2014 and 2020, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos told a press conference on Wednesday.

'Romania must prove they need these funds and are able to make good use of them. The agriculture will play a major role within the next budget with a 371.7 billion euros amount, to which 15.2 billion euros are added as financial availability related to the common agriculture policy,' Ciolos said.

According to the official, the European budget for 2014-2020 will represent 1.05 percent of the European Union GDP and focuses on certain European priorities.

'The European budget is not similar to the national budgets. The European budget is made over seven years and focuses on certain European priorities. The budget on 2014 to 2020 is 1.025 billion euros representing 1.05 percent of the European Union GDP. A budget 95 percent of which will return to the member states by funded projects,' Ciolos explained.

Romania should plan an agriculture strategy for at least 25 years - rural development romania 2014 -2020

Secretary of state with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Achim Irimescu, responsible with the technical directions within the European Union, says in an interview granted to Agerpres that Romania should have a strategy for agriculture to span at least 25 years from now on, where several major points should be set.

Achim Irimescu added that the Ministry of Agriculture will hold a tender offer by this autumn to appoint some consultancy companies to conduct analyses to find out the stage of agriculture in Romania at the moment, and which should recommend which should be the priorities for 2014-2020, considering the new National Rural Development Programme.

Among the major themes to be approached there are land amassing, creating branches to get rid of intermediaries and price gouging, an analysis of the Romanian and the EU markets, measures taken to support certain crops and certain guidelines in animal husbandry, to align to the demands of the international market, exports planning, large-scale development of honey and honey bee products, supporting the youth to resort to agriculture, collecting some measures which the ministry should present to the European Commission, amassing the agriculture-related agencies, the large-scale development of agri-tourism, the development and the update of the rural infrastructure, of the rural services, the rebirth of the traditional crafts (genuine crafted items, crack willow furniture, etc), the update and supporting financing through banks and other institutions of rural credit, the association and creation of farmers co-ops.

26 june 2012