Slovak cabinet ministers on June 3 agreed on a so-called crisis plan in order to catch up on work related to the use of pre-entry EU funds.
Slovakia has been criticised by top EU bodies, including the European Commission, for being among the worst-prepared countries in terms of using the pre-entry funds.
Deputy prime minister for EU integration, Pál Csáky, who in recent weeks has faced the most criticism over the shortcomings, said he would use a "hard hand" to control individual ministers whose sectors are responsible for preparing various EU projects that, if approved by the EU, enable the use of EU money.
"If this requires a harder hand, then there you go," Csaky said.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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5. Jun 2003 at 10:09