Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

European Commission may not reimburse Slovak eurofund projects

Slovakia is negotiating with the European Commission about repayment of projects financed from the so-called eurofunds as Brussels threatens not to pay, thus transferring the full cost of projects to Slovak taxpayers.

Slovakia is negotiating with the European Commission about repayment of projects financed from the so-called eurofunds as Brussels threatens not to pay, thus transferring the full cost of projects to Slovak taxpayers.

Deputy Prime Minister for Investments Ľubomír Vážny told the Sme daily that he hoped EC would chip in between €30 million and €100 million. However, the unofficial estimates are much higher. The final sum should be negotiated in September, while already now the “corrections” in drawing funds from the EU treasury are being discussed. Corrections mean that the money already funded by Brussels through various “operational programmes” must be returned.

The main holdup remains flawed tenders – for example deadlines which are in line with Slovak law but not with the EC rules. The EC has not officially commented on the sum to be paid by Slovakia, Sme wrote in its August 22 issue.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

We want a decent Slovakia, people chanted in squares

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.

Bratislava protest November 16, 2018

What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.

November 1989 in Bratislava

Bratislava gets a taste of international poetry Video

The international poetry festival Ars Poetica will host poetry readings and other performances at various sites in the city.

Camilla Nelson

UPDATED: Denník N: Danko is a plagiarist

The daily analysed the thesis identical to that of Parliament's Speaker Andrej Danko to find it was copied from textbooks. Danko does not plan to resign, he wants to wait for the stance of a special commission.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko