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EU FUNDS ABSORPTION RATE

In October 2014 the European Commission  approved the Partnership Agreement for the period 2014–2020. Slovenia is thus eligible to a total of EUR 4.118 billion, of which:

-the Cohesion Policy Funds – ERDF, ESF and CF – represent EUR 3.312 billion, 

-the funds, available under the EAFRD for agriculture, represent EUR 837.8 million and 

-the funds, available under the EMFF for maritime and fisheries, represent EUR 24.8 million. 

 

Slovenia prepared three operational programmes for the implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy: 

-Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 (Managing authority:  Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy)

-Rural Development Programme 2014–2020 (Managing authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food)

-Operational Programme for support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in the Republic of Slovenia for the period 2014–2020 (Managing authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food)

 

Slovenia also participates in 13 programmes of European Territorial Cooperation in the period 2014-2020.

 

European Cohesion Policy in the period 2014-2020 is  implemented by the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy in the framework of two objectives:

1.Investment for growth and jobs (the basis for the absorption of EUR 3.068 billion available is the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020)

2.European Territorial Cooperation (the basis for the absorption of EUR 64 million are different ETC programmes)

 

Latest financial implementation data under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Goal (up to 31 March 2019):


- Funding allocated through grant decisions (projects, programmes, calls for proposals) amounts to EUR 2.37 million (EU part), which accounts for 77 % of the total Cohesion Policy allocation to Slovenia. If the funding applications already submitted to the Managing Authority are included in the funding figures, then the funding allocated through grant decisions amounts to EUR 2.52 million, which accounts for 82 % of the total Cohesion Policy allocation to Slovenia.

- Approved operations equal a total of EUR 1.96 billion (EU part), which accounts for 64 % of the total EU allocation to Slovenia.

- The amount of payments made totals EUR 740 million (EU part), which accounts for 24 % of the total allocation to Slovenia; the payments include the funds paid out of the national budget amounting to EUR677 million (EU part) and payments to financial instruments equalling EUR63 million (EU part), the latter are not recorded in the joint accounts of revenues and expenditures.

- Payment claims entered in the IT system e-MA amount to EUR 678 million (EU part), which accounts for 22 % of the total EU allocation to Slovenia.

- Payment claims with the expenditure declared for reimbursement by the EU budget in the amount of EUR 600 million (EU part) have been submitted to the European Commission, which accounts for 20 % of the total EU allocation to Slovenia.