Cabinet admits failure to draw EU money


The cabinet has, for the first time, officially admitted that projects that Slovakia has submitted to the European Union will not get funding. The projects fail to meet the minimum EU standards and so PHARE money will remain in the EU purse.

The daily SME includes the example of a industrial park project in the eastern Slovak town of Roznava, worth €2.4 million, that the cabinet had to cancel due to an unsettled land ownership dispute and problems with co-financing at a local level.

The country has secured the drawing of only 14.6 percent of €48 million that the EU had assigned for Slovakia in 2001.

Compiled by Beáta Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.


Top stories

News digest: Passport required when travelling from Slovakia to the UK again

Bratislava Mayor awarded for his green ideas. Pandemic edition of the White Night festival starts. Slovak batteries for e-cars passed international test.


16 h
Sky by Monika and Bohuš Kubinský

Bratislava is ready for White Night. Here's all you need to know

A manual for the festival and seven sites selected by The Slovak Spectator.


16. sep
Matúš Vallo during the election night.

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo receives World Mayor Future Award

He was acknowledged for his efforts to transform the Slovak capital into a green, compassionate city.


17 h
GP Maroš Žilinka in parliament.

What is it with Slovakia and general prosecutors?

After a deceptively serene transition last year, the heartbreak has resumed.


20 h
Skryť Close ad