The Executive approved on Thursday, in a memorandum, the draft accord on the possibility of contracting a loan and/or a series of loans for development policies with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The main areas of interes will be fiscal reform and the pension system reform, energy and transition to green economy. “Following the previous talks with IBRD, the first loan could be around 600 million euros, which will be decided while preparing the operation. The loan will be used to finance deficit and/or to refinance the public government debt and back the implementation of reform measures meant to ensure fiscal- budget sustainability. At the same time, the main areas of interest which may be the object of the Loan Program could be associated to objectives included in PNRR: fiscal reform and reform of the pension system, energy and transition to green economy,” the press release mentions. The Finance Ministry will carry out the necessary steps to request this financial assistance from IBRD, as well as crossing the other stages for contracting. “Loans granted by IBRD are competitive and more flexible than the other alternate financing instruments existing in the international market, contributing to limiting costs and extending the maturity of the public debt portfolio at an advantageous cost,” according to the press release.