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Cabinet Council for Cohesion Policy 2021-2027 Outlines Modern Slovakia

Cabinet Council for Cohesion Policy 2021-2027 Outlines Modern Slovakia

3.10.2019 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov

On Thursday (October 3, 2019), Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, took part in the 2nd meeting of the Council of the Cabinet of the Slovak Republic for Cohesion Policy 2021-2027. The Council was established by the Cabinet in March 2019 and has 34 members consisting of the members of the Slovak cabinet, self-government bodies and social and economic partners. As a coordinating, advisory and initiating body for issues related to the cohesion policy, the Council will oversee the implementation of the use of EU funds in the new programming period 2021-2027.
 

Slovakia supports the ambitious and balanced budget of the European Union which will make it possible to maintain strong traditional policies and, at the same time, will provide for the means to fund new challenges. Therefore, as part of the negotiations about the future multiannual budget, we have been trying to keep as many resources as possible for the cohesion policy. We must be ready to implement new programmes in Slovakia as soon as possible. In order to successfully start programmes in the new programming period, an early agreement on the priorities of the individual cohesion policy goals will be key, as well as the engagement of all relevant entities.
 

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic is responsible for negotiations on the multiannual financial framework of the European Union for years 2021-2027, and the cohesion policy is one of the main priorities of the Slovak Republic during these negotiations. In October 2019, formal negotiations with the European Commission on the Cohesion Policy priorities proposal for the future programming period will begin.