The funding is there, the company to oversee the projects is ready to get down to work but, apparently, it does not have the green light to proceed and draw the money, “because the law providing for it has not been implemented”, the STA report explains.
Funds concern the Slovenian Koper-Divača rail project preparatory works which cannot get started due to an unforeseen issue.
As a matter of fact, the whole project remains on hold since the legislation immediately affecting it “has been suspended until the Supreme Court decides whether the September 2017 referendum that endorsed the law was valid.”
This internal political problem has led Slovenia’s leadership to ask for the European Commission aid so that the 44 million euros allocated to the project are not lost. Since the 2TDK company responsible for the works is unable to touch the money, Ljubljana has asked the EC to “to transfer the right to the EU funding” to the Infrastructure Agency and the relevant local ministry…./IBNA