On June 6-7, 2019, the National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration (ANCPI), an institution coordinated by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP) and acting as Presidency of the Permanent Committee on Cadastre (PCC) in the European Union, organised the PCC Conference and Plenary Meeting. Taking part in the opening session of the event, Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development and Public Administration Vasile-Daniel Suciu emphasised that “The development of a national land registration system comes with multiple, primarily economic, but also social benefits that are circumscribed to the ultimate goal of raising the citizens’ living standards. In the last few years we have worked to step up the completion of the general cadastre for the entire country, since we realise that our effort adds to economic growth and to the prosperity of local communities. The Government will keep supporting this process, thus contributing to the priorities included in Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.”
The debates, which were attended by more than 50 cadastre experts of 23 EU Member States, focused mainly on: the economic impact of cadastre for the society; the latest achievements in the field of cadastre; best practices examples; and identifying solutions that would enable better coordination between the various European cadastre systems and their users.
“The influence of cadastre on the economy has become ever more apparent in Romania since 2015, when ANCPI launched the 2015-2023 National cadastre and land register programme (PNCCF). Thus, the completion of the general cadastre is practically a prerequisite for economic growth. That has actually been demonstrated in the last few years, when the significant growth of the real estate entered into the cadastre and land register records has also led to the estimation of a reliable basis of value for building taxation, and therefore to the increase of the local budgets, to the acceleration of the real estate market, to the development of all types of infrastructure and to an easier access to EU funds. These are but a few of the benefits of the PNCCF, which clearly demonstrate the extent of the economic impact of the cadastre on the society”, pointed out Radu-Codruț Ștefănescu, ANCPI President – Director General and President of the Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the European Union.
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ANCPI holds the Presidency of the PCC under the Romanian term as rotating presidency of the Council of the EU in the fist six months on 2019.
According to PCC regulations, the presidency acts as a trio, therefore ANCPI is one of the members of the trio made up of Romania, Finland and Croatia, since Finland will hold the office of Council Presidency in the second half of 2019, whereas Croatia will be passed the baton in the first half of 2020.
The PCC was established in 2002 with the mission both to create an adequate space for the promotion of cadastre-related activities in the European Union and to propose common strategies and initiatives with the aim of achieving greater coordination across the various European cadastre systems and their users.
The members of the Committee are the EU institutions/agencies charged with the cadastre activities and the main function of the PCC is to review and promote across EU bodies proposals aimed at solving the various drawbacks of the territorial cadastral data bases.
ANCPI joined the PCC upon Romania’s accession to the European Union in 2007.