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Feb 11, 2010

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION GAVE A POSITIVE COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT OF THE OPE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

After the approval of the programme management and control systems by the EC, over BGN 3.5 billion have been made available for financing of projects under OP Environment. In 2010 approximately BGN 350 million will be made available to the Bulgarian economy.

This decision of the Commission opens the doors to the resumption of the intermediate payments under projects which have already been approved. A total of BGN 99 million have been paid under the programme by now, BGN 33 million of which being intermediate payments.

The positive assessment is a guarantee that the procedures and the rules of the operational programme meet the high requirements of the EU legislation regarding transparency, effectiveness and efficiency of the EU funds management process. Following the positive compliance assessment given by the EC, now it will take less time for the financial resources under OPE to be made available to the beneficiaries. This applies to projects developed and implemented in accordance with the provisions of the EU and Bulgarian legislation.

An amount of over BGN 650 million has been envisaged for contracting according to the OPE Indicative Annual Work Programme for 2010.