Romania’s Gross Domestic Product tripled after joining the European Union

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca shows, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Romania’s accession to the European Union (EU), that the country’s Gross Domestic Product has tripled in this period, and the GDP per capita has become almost four times higher, from 2006 to 2021.

“Today marks 15 years since Romania’s accession to the European Union. On January 1, 2007, our country became part of this unique European project, which has ensured and continues to ensure the stability and prosperity of our continent. The measure of the success of our accession to the EU is confirmed both by the maintenance of a broad support of the Romanian citizens for the Union, and by the well-being brought in the 15 years of membership in the Union “, Ciuca states in a message sent on Saturday.

The Prime Minister states that European funds of tens of billions of euros have entered the country and continue to come, contributing to investments that increase the quality of life and bring closer the Western standards to which we refer, while other over 90 billion euros are made available by the European Union in the coming years through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and the multiannual financial framework.

“Perhaps the most important gain was the free movement of people, goods and services. Millions of Romanians work, study or spend their holidays in other countries in the European Union. Most Romanian exports are to EU member states. The European Single Market is open to Romanian entrepreneurs, who benefit from free access and support provided by European funding “, Nicolae Ciucă transmits.

He added that European-funded projects, the absorption of which needs to be streamlined, are undeniably contributing to the economic and social development of our country, supporting reforms that are difficult to achieve only on their own. guidance and advancement of measures at national level.

“European Romania is more connected, more innovative and more prosperous than ever in its history, constantly being at the top of the fastest growing economies in the EU. European solidarity, also marked by the historic decision to adopt, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Recovery and Resilience Plan, will support the necessary reforms for an inclusive development course, which will benefit all Romanians, regardless of whether they live in urban or rural areas, in any part of Romania, if they want an education adapted to the innovative demands of the economy of the future or access to better health services “, the prime minister also declared.

In his opinion, Romania’s full integration must include the major objectives of fulfilling the commitments of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, joining the Schengen Area and joining the Eurozone, well-paid jobs, clean energy economy and digitalisation.

“We are also, as a state, capitalizing on the experience of its own accession to the Union 15 years ago, ready to take further action to pass on European values ​​and principles in our neighborhood to our partners who have made a sound strategic choice.” on the path of European modernization reforms and processes “, Nicolae Ciucă also points out.

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