PS-Together: The last two governments, led by Smer, are to blame for the weak absorption of Eurofunds

The opposition entity sees behind this a huge managerial failure of Prime Minister Petr Pellegrini and Deputy Prime Minister for Investment and Informatisation Richard Rashi (both Smer). According to PS-Spol, Slovakia is absolutely the worst in the whole EU in the use of European money and there is a risk that it will lose more than half of this money.

The coalition proposes the establishment in the next programming period 2021 – 2027 a separate East-South Development Operational Program eastern and southern Slovakia, as well as the end of the senseless monothematic challenges, simplification and clarity of drawing rules EU resources.

Slovakia in the current programming period in all eleven programs, including the Rural Development Program, together on 31 January 4.731 billion EUR, which is 30.83% of the total allocation of 15.344 billion eur. This follows from data on the portal of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments of the Slovak Republic and informatization (ÚPVII). The current seven-year period has passed almost 86 percent of the time, according to the N3 rule, it is possible to use European resources by the end of 2023.

Volume of 618 valid calls and calls for EU resources at the end of January reached 17.560 billion EUR (114.73% of the allocation) and were contracted European funds in the amount of 10.584 billion eur (68.98%). For management and implementation of Eurofunds correspond to the IPO with the Central Coordination authorities in this field and the relevant managing authorities of the individual ministries.

“It’s as if we got the whole state budget extra and instead to build railways, roads and hospitals, we put money away down with water. What’s worse, it threatens us in the future, next time they don’t have to give us that much money, “criticized the election leader of PS / TOGETHER Michal Truban underutilization of Eurofunds. For Slovakia, according to the coalition great advantage of being part of the EU and able to draw on the Structural Funds to its development so that the standard of living of the people approaches the Western one Europe.

Šucha: SR has a very bad reputation in the use of funds

According to the highest-ranking Slovak in the European Commission, Vladimír Slovakia has Šucha, who is the manager for education and science at PS-Spol in the European Commission a very bad reputation in the use of EU funds. The uptake of research and innovation is the worst at Slovakia, reached only 13%. Several scandals, but also incredible bureaucracy, according to Šuch, has become an unpleasant stain on our image. “The net loss of € 106 million in research was a shock to all those dealing with funds in the European institutions. Bad drawing in Slovakia and scandals accompanying the challenges, according to Šuch they also become a political problem that can lead to a lower budget allocated to Slovakia in the future.

According to Šuch, the Slovak Republic is in a deep slide with preparation compared to the surrounding countries new programming period 2021-2027. “We do not have a new one ready partnership agreement – the main document that defines priorities and agreement between Slovakia and the EC. It should be ready in February at the latest 2020, but there is still no comprehensive draft, “he pointed out. Neighboring Czech the republic started this process as early as 2018, the government of the Czech Republic already approved the draft operational programs for the years 2021 – 2027. „Na Slovakia has not done any of this and the new government will have an extremely difficult time catch up, ”says the expert.

According to Truban and Šuch, the reasons for bad drawing are mainly in incapacity and corruption of the last two governments with the Direction. In addition, according to them, the Slovakia in the field of structural funds illogical and pre-bureaucratized system of rules. “The volume of documents regulating the drawing from the IROP program (Integrated Regional Operational Program – ed. Pos.), For example for small village, there are an incredible 2,131 pages. At the same time in the surrounding countries this regulatory framework is much leaner, “said Šucha. “New The government will have to make an enormous effort to make this money again they did not fail, ”Truban added.

Office of the Government: The criticism is based on a misunderstanding of the negotiation process

According to Macíková, the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic monitors the negotiations very closely on the EU’s multiannual financial framework and interpreted the position of the Slovak Republic several times on this subject directly to the President of the European Council (ER) Charles Michel, at the negotiations of the ER itself, also in the group of so-called friends of cohesion.

“Given the ongoing election campaign, the prime minister has asked Pellegrini to his Czech colleague Andrej Babiš on representing the Slovak Republic in the introductory part of the summit (starts on 20 February, at 3.30 pm) and on the introductory part presentation of the position of the Slovak Republic. Representation at EU summits is a common thing and criticism PS-Together is based on a clear misunderstanding of the whole negotiation process on the EU budget, “Macíková emphasized.

Pellegrini will travel to Brussels after the pre-election debate

According to her, Slovakia has a very good negotiating position, the current one the government is the guarantor of maintaining the highest possible funds particularly in the chapters of cohesion policy and the common agricultural policy. “Prime Minister Pellegrini will fly to Brussels immediately after the end of the pre-election debate and will be actively involved in the European advice in the late evening, “added Macíková.

Pellegrini on 4 February after talks with ER President Charles Michel in Brussels that he had not taken part in the first part of the emergency the EU budget summit, which will start on 20 February. The Prime Minister recalled that, in the context of the debate on the shape of the EU’s long-term budget for the years 2021 to 2027, he also alerted Michel and explained the situation to him in connection with the upcoming parliamentary elections in Slovakia and its own participating in one of the major television election debates.

The opposition entity sees behind this a huge managerial failure of Prime Minister Petr Pellegrini and Deputy Prime Minister for Investment and Informatisation Richard Rashi (both Smer). According to PS-Spol, Slovakia is absolutely the worst in the whole EU in the use of European money and there is a risk that it will lose more than half of this money.

The coalition proposes the establishment in the next programming period 2021 – 2027 a separate East-South Development Operational Program eastern and southern Slovakia, as well as the end of the senseless monothematic challenges, simplification and clarity of drawing rules EU resources.

Slovakia in the current programming period in all eleven programs, including the Rural Development Program, together on 31 January 4.731 billion EUR, which is 30.83% of the total allocation of 15.344 billion eur. This follows from data on the portal of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Investments of the Slovak Republic and informatization (ÚPVII). The current seven-year period has passed almost 86 percent of the time, according to the N3 rule, it is possible to use European resources by the end of 2023.

Volume of 618 valid calls and calls for EU resources at the end of January reached 17.560 billion EUR (114.73% of the allocation) and were contracted European funds in the amount of 10.584 billion eur (68.98%). For management and implementation of Eurofunds correspond to the IPO with the Central Coordination authorities in this field and the relevant managing authorities of the individual ministries.

“It’s as if we got the whole state budget extra and instead to build railways, roads and hospitals, we put money away down with water. What’s worse, it threatens us in the future, next time they don’t have to give us that much money, “criticized the election leader of PS / TOGETHER Michal Truban underutilization of Eurofunds. For Slovakia, according to the coalition great advantage of being part of the EU and able to draw on the Structural Funds to its development so that the standard of living of the people approaches the Western one Europe.

Šucha: SR has a very bad reputation in the use of funds

According to the highest-ranking Slovak in the European Commission, Vladimír Slovakia has Šucha, who is the manager for education and science at PS-Spol in the European Commission a very bad reputation in the use of EU funds. The uptake of research and innovation is the worst at Slovakia, reached only 13%. Several scandals, but also incredible bureaucracy, according to Šuch, has become an unpleasant stain on our image. “The net loss of € 106 million in research was a shock to all those dealing with funds in the European institutions. Bad drawing in Slovakia and scandals accompanying the challenges, according to Šuch they also become a political problem that can lead to a lower budget allocated to Slovakia in the future.

According to Šuch, the Slovak Republic is in a deep slide with preparation compared to the surrounding countries new programming period 2021-2027. “We do not have a new one ready partnership agreement – the main document that defines priorities and agreement between Slovakia and the EC. It should be ready in February at the latest 2020, but there is still no comprehensive draft, “he pointed out. Neighboring Czech the republic started this process as early as 2018, the government of the Czech Republic already approved the draft operational programs for the years 2021 – 2027. „Na Slovakia has not done any of this and the new government will have an extremely difficult time catch up, ”says the expert.

According to Truban and Šuch, the reasons for bad drawing are mainly in incapacity and corruption of the last two governments with the Direction. In addition, according to them, the Slovakia in the field of structural funds illogical and pre-bureaucratized system of rules. “The volume of documents regulating the drawing from the IROP program (Integrated Regional Operational Program – ed. Pos.), For example for small village, there are an incredible 2,131 pages. At the same time in the surrounding countries this regulatory framework is much leaner, “said Šucha. “New The government will have to make an enormous effort to make this money again they did not fail, ”Truban added.

Office of the Government: The criticism is based on a misunderstanding of the negotiation process

According to Macíková, the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic monitors the negotiations very closely on the EU’s multiannual financial framework and interpreted the position of the Slovak Republic several times on this subject directly to the President of the European Council (ER) Charles Michel, at the negotiations of the ER itself, also in the group of so-called friends of cohesion.

“Given the ongoing election campaign, the prime minister has asked Pellegrini to his Czech colleague Andrej Babiš on representing the Slovak Republic in the introductory part of the summit (starts on 20 February, at 3.30 pm) and on the introductory part presentation of the position of the Slovak Republic. Representation at EU summits is a common thing and criticism PS-Together is based on a clear misunderstanding of the whole negotiation process on the EU budget, “Macíková emphasized.

Pellegrini will travel to Brussels after the pre-election debate

According to her, Slovakia has a very good negotiating position, the current one the government is the guarantor of maintaining the highest possible funds particularly in the chapters of cohesion policy and the common agricultural policy. “Prime Minister Pellegrini will fly to Brussels immediately after the end of the pre-election debate and will be actively involved in the European advice in the late evening, “added Macíková.

Pellegrini on 4 February after talks with ER President Charles Michel in Brussels that he had not taken part in the first part of the emergency the EU budget summit, which will start on 20 February. The Prime Minister recalled that, in the context of the debate on the shape of the EU’s long-term budget for the years 2021 to 2027, he also alerted Michel and explained the situation to him in connection with the upcoming parliamentary elections in Slovakia and its own participating in one of the major television election debates.