“The caretaker cabinet is trying to rescue the Recovery Plan, or at least to improve those parts which are not up to the mark,” Deputy Prime Minister for EU Funds Management Atanas Pekanov said, in an interview for the BNR’s Horizont channel, adding that the money was in no way in jeopardy.
Comparing the Recovery Plan resource with that of the EU Multiannual Financial Framework, Deputy Prime Minister Pekanov pointed out that important priorities can always be included in the operational programmes.
Around half of the projects have approval, he stated, and added that the comprehensive vision will be ready this week.
“If the plan is submitted in July the money will come in September at the earliest,” Atanas Pekanov explained. He laid particular emphasis on the disciplining effect of the Recovery Plan because of the requirement for certain reforms to be affected in exchange for money.