Bulgaria Labour Minister Takes Part in Nine Paths to the EU Funds Discussion (ROUNDUP)
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Ivaylo Kalfin, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister for Demographic and Social Policies and Minister of Labour and Social Policy, took Tuesday part in the Nine Paths to the EU Funds Fifth Discussion, which was dedicated to the opportunities provided under OP Human Resources Development 2014-2020 to Bulgarian business and municipalities.
The event was organised by Trud and 24 Chasa dailies in partnership with the Confederation and Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB).
The discussion was part of the Nine Paths to the EU Funds 2014-2020 campaign.
Kalfin delivered a statement at the event.
“If we want to develop new policies, we have to compensate for them with European funding,” he said.
“We have already gone through the stage in which EU funds were simply a source of more funding for the economy that just came into the country. The EU funds give us a unique opportunity we could not avail of with budget financial resources in the manner in which the budget is currently set. This is establishing new structures, testing new programmes, being as creative as possible in terms of spending public resources in the most efficient way,” Kalfin remarked.
In his words, the EU funds do not provide endless financing to whichever programme and this is the point in them – working out policies, conducting them in the proper manner, stabilising them, investing in some infrastructure if needed so that they could function on their own without the support of EU funding.