Money from EU in place

SLOVAKIA is already using the Sk7 billion (€178 million) in EU structural funds earmarked for the 2004 to 2006 period.

The money is being used to carry out 49 public projects, according to the TASR news agency

Construction Minister László Gyurovszky said that contracts and contracted applications amounting to one-sixth of the overall approved resources have already been signed.

The projects are targeting unemployment, technical assistance and health-care infrastructure, and are covered by the ministry's operational human resources and basic infrastructure programmes.

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