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With the 11 billion euros approved by the EC, Bulgaria will achieve a middle European standard

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Bulgaria's outgoing Deputy Prime Minister for European Funds and Minister of Finance Assen Vassilev welcomed today's decision of the European Commission, with which it approved financing for Bulgaria worth 11 billion euros. 

Nearly 50% of these funds will be invested in the most economically backward regions of Northern Bulgaria. Funds will also be allocated in the form of co-financing for the construction of the Shipka tunnel - the first tunnel that will pass under the Stara Planina Mountain Range (Balkan Range). 

According to Vassilev, with the provided funds Bulgaria will achieve a middle European standard of living.

EU funds are in line with the cohesion policy and aim to promote economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Bulgarian regions.

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