European Commission OKs Bulgaria’s Final Two 2014-2020 Operational Programs
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
The European Commission has given the green light to Bulgaria’s last 2 operational programs in the 2014-2020 programming period, including “Environment” and “Regions in Growth.”
All of Bulgaria’s 7 operational programs in the 2014-2020 programming period have now been approved, with their total budget amounting to 7.6 billion euros, according to the EC pres office.
The funding under operational program “Environment” 2014-2020 stands at 1.77 billion euros (including national co-financing), with the EU resources, provided under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund, totaling 1.5 billion euros.
The program envisages a list of concrete measures in support of Bulgaria’s efforts to switch to a more competitive low-carbon economy matching the EU’s high standards in the spheres of environmental protection and efficient use of resources.
The funding will go to waste management, water supply management, wastewater treatment, environmental protection, improved response to natural disasters, and the creation of risk prevention and management systems.