The Czech Republic claims it has convinced the European Commission to back down from most of its 88 exceptions to the country’s plans for drawing EU money. However, the Czechs have yet to reach agreement with the Commission on several topics, such as financing the inclusion of Romani people into society and the absence of a Service Act.
Deputy Regional Development Minister Daniel Braun delivered the information to journalists on Wednesday. The first EU-funded subsidy calls, according to the ministry, should be announced by the end of this year.
“The European Commission has stated that the way our side has dealt with their comments is good. The conclusion of the negotiation of the Partnership Agreement, therefore, is well on its way,” Braun said.