November 5, 2013 – “Romania as a donor of development assistance – What can the Parliament do”

IMG_2097The Romanian Center for European Policies has organized on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Parliament, a round-table entitled “Romania as a donor of development assistance – What can the Parliament do”.

The event followed the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate, and several issues of major importance for defining the new legal and institutional framework for the development assistance offered by Romania were included on the agenda.

The attendees were members of the Senate, including the former Foreign Affairs Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, and representatives of the MFA, Embassy of the Republic of Moldova, UNDP, FOND. The debate focused on Romania’s status as a donor country in the region, positioning our country in relation to established donors, limitations of the existing framework, and opportunities offered by the project of a RoAID agency within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee expressed their support for the bill that will be introduced by the MFA in the next legislative period and for strengthening Romania’s brand as a donor country.

The event was part of the “Strengthening the capacity of the Visegrad states, Romania, and Bulgaria of offering development assistance in the Black Sea region”, funded by the German Marshall Fund, through the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation programme.