The European Commission paid Bulgaria 635 million euro for operative programs
So far, the European Commission has paid Bulgaria 635 million euro of advance payments for operative programs. This was announced by the “Regional politics” department of the Commission for the Bulgarian National Radio.
The Commission still awaits the revised assessments for correspondence of each program. The Bulgarian authorities, however, will not be able to present the revised assessments this month, as was previously planned. These 635 million euro of advance payments are under 10% of the 6 800 billion that are provided for Bulgaria.
To begin the transfers of the bigger sums, the so-called interval payments, the European Commission has to receive and approve the revised assessments for the correspondence of the seven operative programs that were rejected and returned for reworking late last year. They were expected to be deposited in Brussels this month, but Bulgarian authorities said that this will happen in June, said the spokesperson of the EC for regional politics Denis Abbat. He added that Bulgaria is progressively removing the main problems.