AS OF TODAY, Slovakia has drawn a quarter of the €1.7 billion (Sk37.5 billion) in EU funds earmarked for the country for the 2004-2006 period.
Contracts have been concluded or works are already being realized for projects worth 90 percent of the total sum. The money can be drawn until 2008.
According to Ján Rudorf from the Construction Ministry, the drawing on the EU money is being complicated by the clumsiness of the process and by corruption, Pravda wrote.
20. Nov 2006 at 15:58