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More than 40 procedures with European funding for more than 1,3 billion BGN will be announced in 2018
06 November 2017
Next year, within the framework of programs with co-funding from EU funds, more than 40 procedures of calls for project proposals will be announced in the total amount of 1,3 billion BGN. At a session of the Coordination Council for Management of EU Funds with the Council of Ministers, the indicative annual working plans for the programs in 2018 were adopted.
The negotiated funds within the operative programs and the Maritime and Fisheries Program as of the end of October this year amount to a little over 8 billion BGN or approximately 46% of the total budget. The funds that reached the beneficiaries amount to respectively a bit over 14% of the budgets of the programs or close to 2,5 billion BGN. Within the framework of the Program for Development of Rural Regions, contracts were established in the amount of over 1,7 billion BGN or around 30,4% of the funds for agricultural projects until the end of the programming period. Until the present moment, 800 billion BGN have been paid out to the beneficiaries.
Bulgaria has completed the reporting on the physical and financial implementation of the programs from the first programming period for the country 2007-2014 and more than 95% implementation of the financial framework has been identified, said Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Dontchev, who chairs the Coordination Council for Management of EU Funds. According to him, immediately after the end of the Presidency in the middle of 2018, the preparation for the next programming period will start, whereby even now the capacity for sector-relevant policy-making should be strengthened, adhering to the main principle of complementarity of investments, meaning that funds should complete and not substitute national investments.
Indicative annual working programs are published on the Information System for Management and Monitoring of EU funds WWW.2020.EUFUNDS.BG where in real time the progress in the financial and physical implementation of all instruments co-financed by EU funds can be followed.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and presidents of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court presented their positions on the judicial reform to ambassadors of EU member-states and the United States.
After his visit to Vietnam, on the way to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski paid a short visit to the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. There, the Prime Minister met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov. Mr. Oresharski and Mr. Azimov discussed bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Uzbekistan , with a an emphasis on economic issues. The two discussed the upcoming meeting of the Joint Committee of the intergovernmental Commission and political consultations in June this year. Discussed was also the possibility the Bulgarian Prime Minister to visit Uzbekistan before the end of the year.
The repair of the road between Drenovets and Ruzhintsi will begin within a month. The Government has provided BGN 2.7 million to repair the railway overpass on Blvd Pannonia, the Minister of Regional Development says
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev announced that he had sent a letter to European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, in which he responds to her criticism regarding the refugee situation in Bulgaria
Dialogue is the only form of communication and the only way that leads to mutually acceptable solutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova following the meeting of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Bulgaria supported Ukraine’s EU association but South Stream gas pipeline was important for us so that we did not depend on relations between third parties for the transit of gas
We will work to complete the 31 km highway section connecting the border and Sofia so that we could have a first class road between the two capitals, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Information
We have made our aware that Bulgaria needs to receive assistance immediately. Many lies were told about the Ministry of Interior Bill. Sofia Directorate of Interior was a subcontractor for a security company, which is not right, the Minister of Interior said.
It is logical that EC begins direct dialogue with the Russian side to clarify South Stream issues. Bulgarian immigration could not be of any concern for Great Britain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
It is possible to lose money due to financial corrections. It is important to identify those responsible for the errors in order to correct errors as soon as possible and protect national interests, said Minister of Environment and Water
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