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Slovakia has drawn only 1.85 percent of available EU funds

The country is utilising the seven-year funding package of the EU for the third year.

(Source: Sme)

By the end of July, Slovakia had drawn about €286.6 million of the total allocated amount of €15.5 billion of EU funds for years 2014-2020, the Office of Deputy PM for Investments and Informatisation informed the TASR newswire.

In the first three years of the package, Slovak authorities launched 128 calls for submission of applications for non-refundable contribution and contracted about €2.4 billion (15.58 percent of all resources).

The Operational Programme (OP) Integrated Infrastructure which supports mainly transport projects and informatisation of public administration has announced most of the calls (39) and has spent 2.98 percent of its allocated funds. The second biggest is the OP Human Resources with 26 calls which aims at education, employment, social inclusion and vulnerable groups in the labour market, 25.95 percent of contracted funds and 1.2 percent of approved drawings, TASR wrote.

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EU funds have gone also to the OP Quality of Environment which announced 22 calls by the end of July and contracted 19.4 percent of funds. So far, the programme drew 0.03 percent of available funds.

Till now, the certification authority has not approved a total of 23 calls of the OP Research and Innovation (contracted 3.9 percent of funds), Integrated Regional OP (6.63 percent) and OP Technical Assistance (10.28 percent).

OP Rural Development which can draw in the current period less than €1.6 billion of funding package, launched 18 calls and contracted 34.1 percent of all money by the end of June. Recipients have received 9.05 percent from the programme already, TASR reported.

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