To achieve its objectives, CDR has set up 6 working streams that are linked to the economic agenda and a wider, cross-Ministries agenda. These streams are coordinated by leading experts in their field of activity, and streams members are delegated by participating organizations from the top management level.

1. Macroeconomic stability

 

Description

The Macroeconomic stability stream approaches themes such as competitiveness growth of Romania’s economy, measures to reduce the budgetary deficit, and attracting new investments. Starting from the necessity of a predictable fiscal framework and of reducing the budgetary deficit, the stream focuses on themes such as digitalization of fiscal administration, fighting tax evasion and increasing budget revenues.

 

Priorities

  1. Macoeconomic stability

Reducing the budgetary deficit (fighting tax evasion, decreasing the VAT gap), multi-year planning of state budget

  1. Reforming and digitalizing ANAF

SAF-T, RO e-invoice, RO e-transport, SPV, Big Data, etc.

  1. Fiscal policy

Labour taxation and capping of CAS & CASS, maintaining the flat quota, NRRP – revision of the fiscal framework, fiscal changes at international level (in light of EU reforms and accession to the OECD)

 

Team

Co-chairs

Alexandru Milcev

AmCham


Co-chairs

Daniel Anghel

FIC


Raportori

Ana-Maria Ciobanu

AmCham


Raportori

Alexandru Zapalcea

FIC


2. Financing the economy with EU Funds

 

Description

The stream discusses with relevant counterparties on topics related to programming and planning of European and budgetary resources; funding programs and financial instruments; state aid; mobilizing private capital for growth and investment, Capital Markets Union: stimulating private markets, green finance; investments by pension funds; structural reforms and adjustment: improving access to finance of local companies; administrative and institutional capacity.

Priorities

  1. Programming and planning of European and budgetary resources – integrated approach Programming and planning new OP; implementing reforms and  starting up PNRR investment, with impact on the business environment; using the resources corresponding to OPs from previous financial framework
  2. Financing programs and financial instruments- allocation of financial resources (European and budgetary) and support measures for the business environment; implementation of financial instruments; state aid
  3. Private capital deployment for growth and investments; capital markets union – financing through the capital market (shares and bonds); stimulating private investment; green financing; investments in pension funds – pillar II and pillar III
  4. Structural and adjusting reforms – improving access to financing for local firms through: addressing private environment structural challenges (eg. capitals structure, financial health of firms, sectoral distribution, added value, size and age of firms), diversifying financing sources and methods, utilization of capital market mechanisms, improving regulatory framework
  5. Administrative capacity and institutional organization – assessment of need for intervention and its sizing – state aid; integrated evaluation of budgetary and European resources and prioritization of allocation according to public policy objectives; Development Bank

 

Team

Co-chairs

Ana Bobîrcă

AOAR


Co-chairs

Augustin Feneșan

CNIPMMR


Raportori

Andreea Toroiman

CCIFER


Raportori

Beatrice Rednic

CNIPMMR


3. Sustainable development

 

Description

The Sustainable Development stream has two main components: Energy and Environment and works to identify the best solutions to ensure Romania has a secure energy future, while aiming for a greener future by reaching the objectives set in the European Green Deal and the Fit for 55 legislative package.

 

Priorities

  1. Encouraging the development of a new model of the energy market: stimulating green energy production by accelerating investment in new RES (renewable) capacities and promoting the Offshore Law, upgrading and developing the infrastructure of the transmission and distribution network (for both electricity and gas), and ensuring interconnection with the European networks, stimulating and promoting diverse, flexible and mature supply products, stimulating the use of AI, digitalization and communication means to improve and make efficient the energy usage in all areas, stimulating the research and education in the field of energy
  2. New technologies and energy efficiency: supporting the deployment of green technologies and stimulating energy efficiency projects to reduce consumption and minimize energy poverty
  3. Implementing a National Plan on Waste Management and the National Strategy on Circular Economy
  4. Green Deal and Fit for 55: co-ordination and collaboration between all government levels to act for implementing the actions of the Green Deal and Fit for 55 EU programs and transparent communication with the private sector

 

Team

Co-chairs

Livia Stan

AHK


Co-chairs

Tatian Diaconu

CCIFER


Raportori

Carmen Turcu

AHK


Raportori

Denisa Bratu

CCIFER


4. Modernising the state’s interaction with the private sector

 

Description

The alignment stream dedicated to Modernising the state’s interaction with the private sector bases its activity on the necessity to streamline the efforts and resources of CDR members towards themes of common interest for all organizations, as well as towards major and complex themes of the future for Romania’s development, needing coordination and common action of various organizations.

 

Priorities

In this regard, the aggregated efforts within this group focus on administrative simplification and debureaucratization of the business environment’s relationship with the state, such an ample objective requiring a modernization of the basic legislation for the business environment – a backbone that could support the development of both SMEs and large companies, as well as the achievement of important large infrastructure objectives and the NRRP implementation.

 

Team

Co-chairs

Laura Florea

RBL


Co-chairs

Radu Burnete

Concordia


Raportori

Irina Munteanu

RBL


Raportori

Andreea Zalomir

Concordia


5. Healthcare

 

Description

Stability and good governance in the healthcare sector are crucial for Romania’s development and therefore, healthcare is among the six strategic themes pursued by the CDR, as part of the alliance’s new format.

At the beginning of the year, CCIFER and the BRCC have been elected as co-chairs of the new Healthcare Working Group, taking the responsibility to lead the joint effort of the CDR Representatives in advocating for a long-needed positive change in Romania’s healthcare system.

On behalf of CCIFER and the BRCC, Fady Chreih (Regina Maria) and Anca Bundoi (AstraZeneca) are acting as leaders of the Healthcare Working Group, supported by Ana Amelian Mavru (AOAR) and Ioana-Alexandra Ioniță (BRCC).

 

Priorities

  1. Telemedicine
  2. Prevention programs for high-impact diseases from the National Health Strategy
  3. National registers for patients
  4. CoCa 2023

 

Team

Co-chairs

Anca Bundoi

BRCC


Co-chairs

Fady Chreih

CCIFER


Raportori

Ioana-Alexandra Ioniță

BRCC


Raportori

Ana Amelian Mavru

AOAR


6. Education

 

Description

The CDR Education Stream aims at actively contributing to the educational projects of the country, including “Romania Educata” and other governmental and non-governmental initiatives that can increase the quality of the educational system.

 

Priorities

  1. Functional literacy – Compulsory reading programs in schools
  2. STEAM in schools – Applied science workshops in schools
  3. Transparency in education – permanent communication with the public authorities

 

Team

Co-chairs

Elena Lotrean

Swiss Chamber


Co-chairs

Măriuca Talpeș

RBL


Raportori

Gențiana Avrigeanu

Swiss Chamber