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EU Structural Funds Absorption in Romania: Obstacles and Issues

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  • GHEORGHE ZAMAN

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    (Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy)

  • Anca CRISTEA

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    (The Ecological University of Bucharest, Faculty of Economic Sciences)

Abstract

Romania’s absorption capacity of EU structural and cohesion funds is based on the degree of implementation of Sectoral Operational Programmes (SOP) 2007-2013 within SOP Environment and plays a central role in view of its complex relationships (horizontal and vertical) with other SOPs.The present paper analyses the absorption capacity of SOPs in Romania, paying a special attention to SOP Environment, which can be considered an important tool for improving eco-efficiency standards and greening the economic growth. The research is focusing on cases and factors of weak absorption of Structural Funds in Romania under the current economic crisis circumstances as well as on some ways of improving the situation in the future.

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Article provided by Institute of National Economy in its journal Romanian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 32 (2011(XXI))
Issue (Month): 1(41) (June)
Pages: 60-77

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Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:1:y:2011:i:41:p:60-77

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  1. Zaman, Gheorghe & Georgescu, George, 2009. "Structural Fund Absorption: A New Challenge For Romania?," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 6(1), pages 136-154, March.
  2. Gheorghe Zaman & George Georgescu, 2010. "Romania’s External Debt Sustainability Under Crisis Circumstances," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 30(1(39)), pages 5-38, June.
  3. Janos Varga and Jan in 't Veld, 2010. "The Potential Impact of EU Cohesion Policy Spending in the 2007-13 Programming Period: A Model-Based," European Economy - Economic Papers 422, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
  4. Benedicta Marzinotto, 2011. "A European fund for economic revival in crisis countries," Policy Contributions 504, Bruegel.
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  1. Zsuzsanna K.SZABO, 2011. "The impact of the crisis on the SME sector in Romania-The back-up of innovation and entrepreneurship development," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 33(2(42)), pages 90-108, December.

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