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Green investments in Romania

16.08.2019 — Article EB
The Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca has launched a programme to improve its energy efficiency. In support of the programme, Switzerland has funded the energy-efficient renovation of school buildings, the installation of several thousand LED lights on the city's streets and the purchase of electric buses – making a significant contribution to climate change mitigation and improving the quality of life of the city's population.

2018 annual report on Switzerland's contribution to the enlarged EU

08.05.2019 — Article EB
The 2018 annual report on Switzerland's contribution to the enlarged EU presents the results achieved in the last three remaining country programmes that are still under way: mine clearance in Croatia, the promotion of SMEs in Romania and the delivery of decommissioned trams from Basel to Bulgaria. Parliament is currently deciding on the future of the enlargement contribution. In principle, it has approved a second Swiss contribution to selected EU member states.

Strengthening the competitiveness of Romanian SMEs

05.10.2018 — Article EB
Switzerland supports around 80 Romanian organic farms and wood furniture producers in marketing their products internationally. State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch visited an agricultural enterprise that has benefited from Swiss training and advice to improve the marketing of its organic sea buckthorn products.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis visits Romania and Bulgaria

11.09.2018 — Article EB
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis' trip focused on talks with high-ranking government representatives on bilateral issues, European policy and cooperation to date within the framework of Switzerland's contribution to the enlarged EU. In order to obtain an overview of work on the ground he also visited two projects partly funded by Switzerland's enlargement contribution.

One billion well invested

05.06.2018 — Article EB
The ten countries that joined the EU in 2004 have completed their projects under the enlargement contribution. SECO and the SDC have taken stock of the last decade and published the results in their 2017 annual report. The projects have made a significant contribution to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe. Switzerland was also able to use its expertise to make a meaningful contribution to a number of projects.

Switzerland supports Cluj-Napoca to turning into reality the smart city concept

31.05.2018 — Local news Romania
By the support of Switzerland the smart city concept developed by Cluj-Napoca turns into reality. Starting of today Cluj municipality rides electric buses on its streets, turning into the first city of Romania using such vehicles for public transportation and ranking Cluj-Napoca among the European cities focusing on sustainable transportation.

Consultation on a second Swiss contribution

28.03.2018 — EB
At its meeting on 28 March 2018, the Federal Council decided to initiate the consultation procedure on a second Swiss contribution to selected EU member states. With this contribution, Switzerland aims to continue to contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the EU member states. Last year, the Federal Council set two priorities for this contribution: vocational education and training and migration.

A chance for innovative thinkers in Romania

22.03.2018 — Article EB
Romania is grappling with brain drain. Switzerland has contributed CHF 24.5 million to a loan fund to improve job prospects in Romania. Some 300 local SMEs were granted up to CHF 300,000 credit until the end of 2017, which secured around 3,300 jobs.

Swiss know-how in support to the development of institutional capacity of the Romanian General Inspectorate for Immigration

22.11.2017 — Local news Romania

The Romanian General Inspectorate for Immigration (GII) implemented over 18 months period starting 2015, the second phase of the project on the assistance to the asylum seekers. The project, conducted with the support of the Swiss partner structures in the field has marked its closure by a Conference held on November 22nd in the presence of the many involved actors.

Switzerland committed to the fight on anti-trafficking of human beings in Romania

21.11.2017 — Local news Romania

Launching the Project “Tandem with NGOs to support victims of trafficking in human beings – TaNGO”! The project, launched on November 21st is the expression of a longstanding and successful bilateral cooperation between Switzerland and Romania, in the Security sector. With a total grant of 499’600 Swiss francs, through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union, TaNGO is based on the need to provide comprehensive and integrated services to the victims of trafficking in human beings in Romania. 

Integrated export services for SMEs in Romania

31.10.2017 — Local news Romania

Bucharest, October 24, 2017: launching of the selection process for 80 producers in the field of wood furniture and ecological agriculture, who will benefit from a complete export training program within the project "Integrated export services for SMEs in Romania", financed by Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution under the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Program.

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