Ex Bulgarian Minister Warns of 'Zero' EU Funds in 2014
Next year could be a zero year regarding use of EU funds in Bulgaria, forecasts Tomislav Donchev, former Minister for Management of EU Funds.
Donchev, who was in charge of EU financing in the cabinet of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, spoke Sunday before the public radio, BNR.
He grounded the negative outlook on the need to have current preparations for the financing schemas in order to secure payments of EU funds for Bulgaria in 2014.
"I have no information about this happening in any shape or form," the ex-Minister stated.
A few days ago, he announced the European Commission has halted two projects – for the tunnel under the Shipka pass in the Stara Planina range in central Bulgaria and the western loop of the beltway of the capital Sofia.
The information was firmly rejected by the current Socialist-led government.
Donchev clarified Sunday before the public radio that the above EU funds would not be lost if Bulgaria submits new application forms.
"So far, the EU has not rejected an application form for a major investment project in Bulgaria. We have had some occurrences when we have been asked for additional information and analyses," he concluded.
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I think you're wrong on this one, Chushki - you forget that they can call on the world-famous Dogan, a highly-qualified expert in hydrology/finance/politics/sociology/jurisprudence/you name it.......
I believe that he has also recently mastered the skill of reading without moving his lips, so a Nobel Prize for Literature must now be on the cards ;)
This is a well trodden path - a Commie-Islamist government gets into power, makes lots of administrative 'shuffles' in order to put in place subject matter experts, starts blaming the lack of EU money on the EU, only for us all to discover that said experts are incapable of pulling together the required business plans necessary to secure funding, and for those where they have the money quickly disapears into the pockets of themselves and their masters. And we all know what comes next - the EU suspends indefinitely budget funding for BG due to the level of corruption and mismanagement of the theiving Commie-Turkish scum.