The Strategy for the Danube Region needs resources, but also the prioritization of joint investments in both the current financial framework, as well as in the 2014-2020 period, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos declared on Tuesday at the 2nd Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region organised at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest.
"The Danube connects 14 countries that share common concerns and that have the capacity to find common solutions. Two years after its launch, there is a clear political commitment towards the Danube Strategy. I also assure you of the European Commission's support with the implementation of the strategy. The problem is not access to financing, but the prioritization of joint investments in the current financial framework, as well as in the 2014-2020 perspective. The Danube Strategy needs resources. The Council and Parliament are currently discussing the 2014-2020 financial framework. In parallel, the European Commission is working with member states on the implementation of projects and future investments. The 14 Danube countries can solve problems related to consistency, the transport network, energy issues," said Ciolos.
The Government of Romania and the European Commission (EC) organised on October 28 — 29 at the Palace of Parliament the 2nd Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).
The EU Strategy for the Danube region, the European political project of broad scope and visibility Romania has jointly launched with Austria, was adopted by the European Council on June 24, 2011 as a EU macro-regional strategy.
The EU assigned 100 ml euros in funding for the Danube Region Strategy under its 2007 — 2013 Cohesion Policy. AGERPRES