Slovakia will lose more than €13 million over violations of EU regulations committed by the government of Robert Fico, her predecessor, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová (SDKÚ) said in parliament on Thursday, October 14.
"Slovakia is obliged to return the resources for all unauthorised expenditure back to the EU," the prime minister said, as quoted by the TASR newswire. She was referring mainly to two large projects financed by European funds: that involving the so-called bulletin-board tender and that of social enterprises.
In the case of the bulletin-board tender, Slovakia will lose more than €10 million due to violation of public procurement rules. As for the social enterprises, Slovakia needs to return €2.75 million. Radičová pointed out, however, that this tally might not be the end of the repayments. "There will be another audit focused on the European Social Fund this month," she added.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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15. Oct 2010 at 10:00