INTERVIEW Bulgarian minister Tomislav Donchev: Bulgaria absorbed five times more funds in 2010 than in 2007-2009
He said the European Commission recommended Romania to establish a ministry to deal with European funds.
Tomislav Donchev said the establishment of the new ministry in Bulgaria was a political decision and that there was no direct recommendation from the European Commission in this regard. The political decision was aimed at improving the coordination between various financial instruments and the communication with the EC.
He said irregularities were part of the process and happen in all member states. But the most important question was hos state institutions react when irregularities are identified, he said, adding that Bulgaria has applied a methodology by which financial corrections are made once irregularities are identified.
AUDIO INTERVIEW Bulgarian minister Tomislav Donchev
Interview with Tomislav Donchev bulgarian minister. by A.Biro