SIMILAR ARTICLES

Emergency procedure at European Court of Justice for Romania’s question: Are MCV recommendations mandatory?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has decided that Bihor Court’s request to be discussed under the emergency procedure, which is a… Mai mult

Economy – extreme polarization: 79% of Romanian business is produced by 4% of companies – CITR Group study

At the beginning of 2018, the number of companies in difficulty reached 51% of the total number of impact companies, which reversed for the first… Mai mult

Government decides to increase external borrowing ceiling by EUR 4bn. It has consumed program resources for two years

The Government’s agenda for Wednesday also includes the draft decision to increase the foreign loans ceiling for 2019 and 2020 by EUR 4 billion, up… Mai mult

Preparations for Summit in Sibiu – European Commission’s recommendations for EU’s strategic agenda

On Tuesday, the European Commission presented a series of policy recommendations on how Europe can shape its future within an increasingly uncertain and multipolar world.… Mai mult

Meeting between Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang: talks on a possible involvement of Chinese companies in PPP projects in Romania

On Friday, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila had a meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, during which she stated her interest in involving Chinese companies… Mai mult

Cronicile

Commissioner Corina Cretu: There is a risk that Magurele Laser will not be completed during this budget implementation

de Razvan Diaconu , 11.2.2019

In the absence of a rapid response from the Romanian Government to the European Commission, there is a risk that Magurele Laser can no longer be completed during the current budget implementation, which will generate significant financial losses and affect the credibility of the whole investment.

This is the warning launched by the European Commissioner for Regional Development, Corina Cretu, who is worried that the Bucharest Government is late to announce the compliance with the obligations assumed by the Romanian party in January, in the mediation organized to solve the conflict that blocked the project’s completion.

On the other hand, the project from Romania is part of a pan-European infrastructure, in which the Czech Republic and Hungary also participate.

Any delay in operating the installations prepared for Magurele Institute will also have an effect on the activities of the other two states.

Problem

Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) project from Magurele is the most important European investment in research in Romania (worth more than EUR 300 million).

  • In the first phase of the project, a special building was built for laser and gamma beams, as well as for experiments
  • the second stage involves the endowment with the equipment and machinery needed to build a 10 PW laser and a gamma beam, as well as their installation

The second phase has stopped after the contract with the European consortium EuroGammaS (EGS) signed for the provision of the gamma beam system has been terminated in November.

EuroGammaS refused to deliver the equipment because the building where it should be installed has several problems that endanger its operation, according to Recorder.ro.

Solutions found during mediation organized by European Commission

The EU government held a meeting in Brussels in January with both parties involved in the conflict and several solutions have been agreed:

  • suspension of all legal actions by all parties
  • finding solutions for more efficient contract management
  • an agreement on the implementation of additional works and establishing an exact timetable for their completion.

Romanian Minister of Research (Mr. Hurduc), the Deputy Minister responsible for Education, Universities and Research in Italy (Mr. Fioramonti), the Secretary General of the Ministry of Research and Innovation in France (Mr. Larouturou) and some representatives of the Swedish government attended the discussions, according to a press release issued Thursday by the European Commissioner for Regional Policy.

What Commissioner Corina Cretu accuses:

“Together with Commissioner Moedas, I sent a letter to the Romanian Prime Minister, Mrs Viorica Dancila, and to all the other parties involved and invited them to comply with the commitments made during the January meeting in Brussels.

Commission’s services DG REGIO and the Research Directorate (RTD) together with EIB experts have drafted and submitted a technical note to the Romanian authorities, precisely to support them for examining the legal and technical aspects of the project in order to continue it.

At present, from what I know, Romanian authorities evaluate these legal and technical options available, but no official response has been sent.

I have to recall that, from the European Commission’s perspective, the only common basis for finding a solution that would allow the project to be completed is given by the joint conclusions of the January meeting in Brussels, as well as the commitments made at that time.

In the absence of a rapid response from the Romanian Government to the European Commission, there is a risk that this project cannot be completed during the current budget implementation (2014-2020), which will generate significant financial losses and also affect the credibility of the whole investment.”

Mergeți în homepage ›

Publicat la data de 11.2.2019

Lăsați un comentariu


NEWS

4.2%, from 3%: BNR has increased inflation forecast for 2019

The National Bank increased the inflation forecast for 2019 by 1.2 percentage points, from 3% to 4.2%. Also, the forecast for 2020 goes up by… Mai mult

Emergency procedure at European Court of Justice for Romania’s question: Are MCV recommendations mandatory?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has decided that Bihor Court’s request to be discussed under the emergency procedure, which is a… Mai mult

Government decides to increase external borrowing ceiling by EUR 4bn. It has consumed program resources for two years

The Government's agenda for Wednesday also includes the draft decision to increase the foreign loans ceiling for 2019 and 2020 by EUR 4 billion, up… Mai mult

Preparations for Summit in Sibiu - European Commission’s recommendations for EU's strategic agenda

On Tuesday, the European Commission presented a series of policy recommendations on how Europe can shape its future within an increasingly uncertain and multipolar world.… Mai mult

Meeting between Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang: talks on a possible involvement of Chinese companies in PPP projects in Romania

On Friday, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila had a meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, during which she stated her interest in involving Chinese companies… Mai mult

So-called "Belina Law" was adopted. Opposition will refer CCR: it turns Belina Island into a fiscal paradise

The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Tuesday the bill that provides for a derogating tax regime, such as tax exemptions or reductions, for land and… Mai mult

Deveselu shield is undergoing an upgrade process; the US provides alternative defence capabilities with THAAD systems

Aegis Ashore anti-missile system installed at Deveselu 99 Military Base will go in the next period through a previously planned upgrade process, the MApN announced… Mai mult

How 2019 began: Investments, allocations by 78.5% lower than the same period of 2018. 21% decrease in co-financing for attracting European funds

The consolidated general budget recorded a deficit of 0.5% of GDP in the first two months of 2019 namely RON 5.2 billion, a "performance" only… Mai mult

Romania's GDP exceeded Portugal’s in 2018: which has a population two times lower and a GDP/inhabitant twice as high

Romania's economy exceeded, at current prices in euros, Portugal's economy in 2018, a country with a population and a surface two times smaller as Romania.… Mai mult

Document / Draft to amend "Greed Ordinance"

The Ministry of Public Finance published Tuesday evening, a day and a half before the approval in the Government, the draft OUG that amends the… Mai mult

The two OUGs on judiciary for the three files are ready and submitted to Government

The Justice Ministry has prepared the two OUG drafts for which the coalition has put much pressure on the Justice Minister Tudorel Toader before granting… Mai mult

ECOFIN / Tax havens list has been updated. Politico: Eugen Teodorovici took EU Finance Ministers by surprise

Finance Ministers of the EU voted on Tuesday at the third meeting of the Council for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) chaired by Romania, the… Mai mult

March 15, 15:00, for 15 minutes: Romania really wants highways!

Dozens of companies, mayoralties, sports teams, public figures, organizations and many ordinary people joined the protest "Romania wants motorways". Of course, the country did not… Mai mult

Facebook has removed 30 pages and PSD propaganda accounts in Romania

Facebook announced Thursday that it has closed hundreds of false accounts promoting false content in the UK and in Romania and this is the first… Mai mult

Laura Kovesi, indicted in a second case opened by Magistrates' Investigation Section

Laura Codruta Kovesi was indicted on Thursday in a second case. The section for investigating the crimes committed by magistrates accused her of having led… Mai mult