Investigation of Irregularities in the Administration and Management of European Structural Funds - the case of Romania

  • Violeta State Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
  • Cristina Maria Voinea Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
Keywords: European structural funds, responsibility, verification, suspicion, irregularity

Abstract

The European Union as a whole is a donor of external financial assistance to third countries through structural instruments having as unique receiver the Member States with a lower level of development than the European Union average and as the main objective the accelerated support for economic development and the promotion of cross- Member States and increasing economic competitiveness. In this paper we aim to identify and analyse the particularities regarding the conformity of the projects funded by non-reimbursable funds with the national and international legislation, by stopping us from investigating the irregularities carried out by the Romanian organisms with responsibilities in identifying, monitoring and reporting. The analysis has as its starting point the first exercise of Romania's access to the European Structural Funds for the period 2007-2013, and it consist in highlight the regulated procedures, instruments and competences that Romania has at its disposal in order to ensure a healthy financial management.

References

European Council. Council Regulation (CE, Eurotom) no. 2988/95 of 18 December 1995 on the protection of the European Communities' financial interests. Available fom:

http://www.antifrauda.gov.ro/docs/ro/legislatie/Regulamentul%20nr%202988-1995.pdf

Romanian Government. Emergency Ordinance no. 66/2011 on the prevention, detection and sanctioning of irregularities in obtaining and using European funds and / or national public funds related to them. Monitorul Oficial al României. 2011;461.

Romanian Parliament. Law no. 571/2004 on protection of staff in public authorities, public institutions and other units reporting violations of the law. Monitorul Oficial al României. 2004;1214.

Romanian Government. HG no. 875/2011 Methodological norm for the pplication of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 66/2011 on the prevention, detection and sanctioning of irregularities in obtaining and using European funds and / or national public funds related to them. Monitorul Oficial al României. 2011;659.

Published
2019-08-01