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Slovakia drew €520 million in EU assistance

SLOVAKIA drew €519.812 million from EU funds in the period from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009, with the state budget’s co-financing amounting to €93.25 million. The country has therefore used 4.58% of EU sources allocated for all operational programmes in this programming period. This is according to a report on implementation and drawing of resources from the EU’s Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund on the basis of operational programmes in Slovakia's National Strategic Reference Framework in the second half of last year, the SITA newswire reported.

SLOVAKIA drew €519.812 million from EU funds in the period from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009, with the state budget’s co-financing amounting to €93.25 million. The country has therefore used 4.58% of EU sources allocated for all operational programmes in this programming period. This is according to a report on implementation and drawing of resources from the EU’s Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund on the basis of operational programmes in Slovakia's National Strategic Reference Framework in the second half of last year, the SITA newswire reported.

Slovakia could receive about €11.361 billion in the seven-year period from EU sources. Funds received in the second half of 2009 amounted to €442.86 million, up from June by 3.89%.

Project under the title Technical Aid showed the greatest portion of EU funds from among the eleven operational programmes (14.7%). The Employment and Social Inclusion operational programme received 8.55% of the funds, the Transport operational programme 6.34%, the Regional operational programme 6.33% and the Bratislava Region operational programme 5.58%. Two operational programmes, Informatisation of Society and Education reported the lowest rate of drawing EU funds, namely 0.4% and 0.85% respectively.

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