A total of EUR 109 million under the SAPARD program could be unblocked. The news broke after the news conference organized by the EU Funds Management Council. Some EUR 19 million has been already unfrozen and the country could claim the rest of EUR 90.6 million. According to Juliana Nikolova, who is in charge of the EU funds management, this will be officially announced in the frames of the visit of the Bulgarian delegation to Brussels and the country will expect a clear answer about whether the money will be released.
In the frames of its upcoming visit to Brussels the Bulgarian delegation will present concrete action plans on all projects realized under the EU programs. At yesterday’s sitting of the EU Funds Management Council, it was decided for an expert to be appointed in charge of each individual project. (Focus Information Agency September 9)