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Bulgaria ahead on preparations for regional funds in 2014-20

(29 January 2013)

Bulgaria ahead on preparations for regional funds in 2014-20

Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn met today two Bulgarian ministers, Liliyana Pavlova Nikolova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, and Tomislav Donchev, Minister for EU Funds to discuss progress in the implementation of the operational programme Regional Development.

As regards the preparation of the next programming period 2014-20, the Commissioner welcomed the progress made by the Bulgarian authorities in preparing the Partnership Agreement and the next generation of Operational Programmes. He also encouraged the creation of a programme especially dedicated to Research and Education for the next period. 

Tomislav Donchev, on the left, Lilyana Pavlova, 2nd on the left, and Johannes Hahn, on the right from left to right: Lilyana Pavlova, Tomislav Donchev and Johannes Hahn