The state secretary for European structural funds, Bogdan Dragoi, announced on Thursday that payments for projects reached over 200 million Euros so far and that measures have been taken in order to simplify the funds accessing procedures.

The projects submitted so far add up to 55 billion RON, contracts have been signed for 6.4 billions and the effective payments are 880 million RON, said Dragoi.

After discussing with the management authorities, some simplifications for the procedures were made, in both the documents required and the number of stages to go through to obtain financing.