The 43rd Conference of Directors of Paying Agencies in the EU held between 23 and 25 May in the National Palace of Culture, which was hosted by the State Fund Agriculture – Paying Agency, went successfully. The event, which was part of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, was opened by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Rumen Porozhanov. He stressed that the Paying Agencies have an extremely important role in assessing and re-defining the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as its day-to-day management is in their hands. “The experts from the Paying Agencies are the people who best understand and realize the scale of expenses and the administrative burden which is generated in the CAP implementation.
On 15 March 2018 was launched a call for project proposals under sub-measure 6.1 “Business start-up for young farmers” of measure 6 “Farm and business development” of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for the period 2014-2020.
State Fund Agriculture drew up recommendations for the purposes of correct reporting of the approved projects under RDP 2014-2020 and submission of payment requests. The information has been published on the webpage of the public body. The purpose of the recommendations is that the candidates could receive summarized information which would be of use to them in order to correctly report on the approved projects
Today, 14 March 2018, was launched the last seventh procedure for submission of project proposals under sub-measure 7.2 :Investments in the creation, improvement or expansion of all types of small scale infrastructure” of measure 7 “Main services and renewal of villages in the rural areas” of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020.
As of today, 8 March, submission of aid application was launched concerning sub-measure 7.2 “Investment in the creation, improvement or expansion of all types of small scale infrastructure” through the Information System for Management and Monitoring of EU Funds (ISMM).