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Determinants Of Increasing Eu Funds Absorption Capacity In Romania


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  • George Georgescu

    (Senior Researcher, Institute of National Economy)


The study found that, during the early post-accession years, Romania failed toattract European funds, at least to the same extent to the national contribution at thecommunity budget, registering a net expenditure as an EU member. The determinants ofincreasing EU funds absorption rate are related, among other, to the availability of internalresources for projects co-financing, adequate administrative capacity at central and locallevels, appropriate inter-institutional coordination and public-private partnerships, highskills and motivation of human resources working in operational programs ManagementAuthorities and intermediary bodies. Activating these determinants could be an opportunityfor sustaining economic growth of Romania and recovering the development gap, which issupposed to alleviate also the adverse effects of international financial crisis on EU countries.

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Article provided by Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia in its journal Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica.

Volume (Year): 2 (2008)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
Pages: 16

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Keywords: economic development; EU integration; structural funds; determinants of absorptioncapacity; absorption rate; operational programs.;

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  1. Pautu Sorina & Dogaru Madalin, 2013. "The Main Deficiencies In The Implementation Of The Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 509-515, July.
  2. Gheorghe Epuran & Luminita Zait & Bogdan Nichifor & Laura Timiras, 2011. "Predisposing factors and barriers in the absorption of EU funds - conceptual and operational aspects," Studies and Scientific Researches. Economics Edition, "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacau, Faculty of Economic Sciences, issue 16-17.
  3. Claudiu George Bocean, 2012. "Absorption Capacity Of Eu Funds In Romania," Revista Tinerilor Economisti (The Young Economists Journal), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(18), pages 123-130, April.
  4. Iulian PANAIT & Liviu UZLAU, 2013. "Study Of The Financial Performance For Romanian Listed Companies Beneficiary Of Non-Repayable European Funds," Internal Auditing and Risk Management, Athenaeum University of Bucharest, vol. 2(30), pages 285-295, June.


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