On November 29, 2012 the Regional Information Center - Pernik held a briefing for working proactively with the media, which was attended by representatives of national and regional media.
Stoyan Yotov - "European Funds" expert provided the key documents and priorities of the new programming period 2014 - 2020,making a brief analysis of the current programming period and the place of Bulgaria as part of the European Union. "There are huge differences between the various Member States and the various regions. Bulgaria is one of the poorest countries in the European Union, but Bulgaria is the only state without suspended OPs. This is most likely due to better management of EU funds, transparency in the implementation of projects and good financial discipline", said Yotov ". The new thing for the next 7 years is that there will be a common strategic framework to coordinate all EU funds by uniform rules."
A journalist"s question related to the absorption of EU funds and the opportunities that will enhance business competitiveness Yotov said, "Businesses will be encouraged by funding projects designed to research, technological development and especially innovation. On the other hand, employment through investment in human capital will be promoted."