30th September 2016

EC: Ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013: Support from ERDF, CF makes over 1/3 of Czech government capital expenditure

The European Commission published  the Ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013 report, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF). 

The support provided to the Czech Republic under Cohesion policy ERDF & Cohesion Fund amounted to over a third of government capital expenditure (34.3%, 2% of Czech GDP).The country accounted for 8.2% of the total funding from ERDF and CF (Poland accounted for 21% and Spain for 10%, for example).

In the Czech Republic, two Operational Programmes lost over 10% of their funding – the "R&D for innovation" and "Technical assistance" programmes. In some countries such as Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, delays in carrying out projects were found, stemming to a large extent from the lengthy procurement process and the time taken to award contracts, the report says. Read more details here.. 

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic