Estonian government approves Estonia-Latvia program as condition for EU support

  • 2022-02-03
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The Estonian government at its sitting on Thursday approved the Interreg Estonia-Latvia program for 2021-2027, on the basis of which support for cross-border cooperation projects, supporting the development of border areas and good neighborly relations can be obtained from the European Union Regional Development Fund.

Both soft cooperation activities and investments with cross-border effects are financed in the framework of the program, government spokespeople said. The program approved by Estonia must be submitted to the European Commission for approval.

The European Regional Development Fund's contribution to the program is 26 million euros. Estonia has to pay a total of 1.2 million euros in technical assistance co-financing. The necessary co-financing is planned in the state budget.

The Ministry of Finance performs the tasks of the member state and the group of auditors involved in the implementation of the Interreg program. The program's organizational body and secretariat is located at the State Shared Service Center (RTK). At the same time, RTK performs the duties of an inspector, that is it supervises the costs and activities of the projects supported by the Interreg programs.