Following the sustained steps taken by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to the European Commission, in August 2018 appeared in the Official Journal of the European Union the Regulation¹ on the reimbursement of appropriations carried over from the financial year 2017.
Thus, Romania is reimbursed the amount of 16,452,203 euros, which is to be paid to farmers until 15.10.2018, by the Paying and Intervention Agency for Agriculture. This amount, which will be credited on farmers' accounts until October 15th 2018, will be redistributed to all farmers who have received a financial support of over 2,000 Euros for the 2017 Campaign.
These amounts correspond to the reduction in the financial discipline actually applied by the Member States in the financial year 2017 based on the Member States' declarations of expenditure incurred between 16th October 2016 and 15th October 2017.
¹ Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1097 of 26 July 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2197 on reimbursement in accordance with Article 26 paragraph (5) of Regulation (EU) no. 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council.