The ministries presented the planned amendments to the Recovery and Resilience Plan
In his opening address, the Minister noted that the implementation of the plan was in full swing. “Since the start of implementation, ministries have launched more than 20 calls for tenders for the selection of projects in different areas. Some of the projects, which are foreseen in the plan as direct investments, have already started. This particularly refers to the projects aimed at increasing the capacity of the railway infrastructure, which generate most of the expenditure. A number of planned reform measures are also being actively implemented,” emphasised Minister Boštjančič.
“After less than two years of implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan, we and the ministries see that in terms of achieving milestones and targets, the implementation of the Plan is a major challenge. The indicative timetable for their implementation was set when the Plan was approved, but today we are implementing it in very different circumstances,” Minister Boštjančič said.
The Government has started preparing a proposal for amendments to the Plan to address objective circumstances such as inflation and reduction in available funding and additional resources for meeting the objectives of the REPowerEU Plan. As the Minister explained, there is no room for radical changes to the Plan. “The programme timeline for the use of recovery and resilience funds is clear. By mid-2026, the measures set out must be realised and the final payment request sent to Brussels. The Government’s adjustment of the Plan will not affect its basic concept, but will simply address the circumstances that have arisen which make it impossible to implement the measures in the way foreseen when the Plan was approved,” the Minister added.
State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance mag. Saša Jazbec presented the system for implementing the Plan’s measures and the current financial situation. She said that the government was working to speed up the implementation of the measures and the related milestones and targets, which are the prerequisite for the sending of the payment requests to Brussels. “Adjusting the Plan may also mean adjusting some of the milestones and targets and thus the composition of the instalment payments,” she added.
State Secretaries from the ministries responsible for implementing the measures of the Plan, which are foreseen for the adjustment due to the reduced allocation of grants under the Recovery and Resilience Facility, presented their respective content in more detail. In the final part of the event, they answered questions from the participants together with the Director of the Recovery and Resilience Office mag. Josip Mihalic.
You can read more about the implementation and adjustment of the Plan on the Recovery and Resilience Plan website – noo.gov.si.