The Ministry of Economy in Romania has launched in public debate the draft Government Decision on the approval of the granting of state aid of 110 million lei (EUR 22.6 million) for facilitating the closure of non-competitive coal mines within the Complexul Energetic Hunedoara - S.A. Company” in insolvency” Lonea and Lupeni in the Jiu Valley, for the year 2020.

The budget will cover costs with compensatory payments granted to employees who lose their jobs, professional retraining costs, underground closure costs and costs related to the rehabilitation of former mining operations.

The state aid in total amount is fully supported from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment, approved for 2020.

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