Bulgaria Rural Regions Hope for More EU Funding

Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2009, Friday // 10:00|  views

European Commissioner, Mariann Fischer-Boel, may help Bulgaria's stricken rural areas. Photo by ec.europa.eu

European Commissioner, Mariann Fischer-Boel, is set to propose larger funding packages for rural development that will help Bulgaria's struggling village regions.

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Fischer-Boel, suggested in a letter to Bulgarian MEP Evgeni Kirilov that more support is needed for the energy sector, rural areas and climate change issues.

Fischer-Boel will put a proposal forward for extra funds to the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. If this is passed Bulgaria will be able to claim a much larger funding package than it already receives, especially in the rural development sector, the Bulgarian daily newspaper Standart reported.

The agricultural sectors of all EU member states are supposed to share out and absorb EUR 1,25 B, out of which EUR 250 M is meant to help them face the challenges of the global financial crisis.


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Tags: rural development, funding, Mariann Fischer-Boel, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development


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