Bulgaria May Restore Payments under Frozen EU Programs by end-October
Thursday, 09 October 2014
Iliyana Tsanova, caretaker Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU funds, has suggested that Bulgaria may recover blocked payments under the EU operational programs Environment and Regional Development by end-October.
Tsanova told journalists Tuesday that the final audit reports would be sent to the European Commission by the end of the day.
She boasted that Bulgaria awaited good news as the management and control systems for the programs had been shown to be functioning.
“We expect a delegation of the European Commission to arrive in Bulgaria next week to conduct a review and an audit and issue assessments which will allow Bulgaria to recover frozen payments,” Tsanova stated.
Stressing the huge effort that made the progress possible, she explained that Bulgaria could expect to receive payments in end-October or early November at the latest in the case of positive results from the visit.