Slovakia has drawn Sk32.485 billion from the EU structural funds and state budget funds it was allocated for the 2004-2006 programming period, as of October 31, 2007. This is 51.15 percent of the country’s total allocation of Sk63.503 billion, according to the Ministry of Construction and Regional Development.
Slovakia can draw from resources allocated for 2005 until the end of 2007, and money earmarked for 2006 until the end of 2008.
The Construction Ministry drew most of its funding for the Agriculture and Rural Development Operational Programme, a total to 62.51 percent. This represents Sk6.081 billion. The Human Resources operational programme came in second.
In the next programming period of 2007-2013, Slovakia can draw about Sk400 billion from EU funds, which are to be allocated through 11 operational programmes. The priority areas for the funds are infrastructure, human resources and education.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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13. Nov 2007 at 14:40