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Accountability principle

Before any implementation procedure or any financial transaction, the employee responsible for the execution of a specific task is thoroughly checked by another person, including its control papers.

Auditing authority

A national, regional, or local public authority or organization, functionally independent of the Managing authority and the Certification authority, designated by the member-state for one, several, or all operational programmes, and responsible for the verification of the effective functioning of the system for management and control.


An operator, an authority or a company, without significance whether public or private, responsible for the identification and the implementation of operations. In the context of the financial aid schemes under article 87 of the Contract, the beneficiaries are public or private companies, implementing a particular project and receiving public assistance.

Certificate to the EC

An official written document, requesting funds from the European commission for a gioven period (usually four months) based on expenses that are already certified and information about the admissibility of the request.

Certification authority

A national or a local public authority or organization, selected by the member-state to certify expenditure documents and requests for funds before they are submitted to the Commission.

Certification of expenses

A confirmation of the correctness and the admissibility of expenses and their effectiveness and compliance with the rules of the EU, regarding the management and control systems of the Structural funds and the Cohesion fund.

Certification report

An official written document for every priority axis, prepared by the Managing authority and presented to the Certification authority, including the total sum of admissible expenses paid by the Beneficiaries while implementing the operations.

Document tracing system (audit trace)

A monitoring tool, provided by the European Union in order to monitor the use of the Structural funds and the Cohesion fund and reflected in an implementation description of the programme and the operation via text, tables and graphs. The description includes the different levels of technical specifications and communications, as well as the management and the preliminary auditing processes, in this way enabling the monitoring and tracing process.

Finalizing declaration

A declaration, prepared by the “Audit of EU funds” Directorate, which generalizes the results of the examinations, completed in the previous year, guarantees the correctness of the statement of the end balance and the regularity of expenses, based on the methodological directions prepared by the European commission and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Financial report

An official written document, submitted by the Managing authority to the National fund, presenting the financial activities of an operational programme during a reporting period.


An activity, under which the Certification authority submits to the European commission tentative forecast about the requested payments for the current and the following financial year.
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EC allocates 293 million Euro for Plovdiv-Bourgas railway line modernization +

16 November 2018

The European Commission allocated 293 million Euros for the modernization of the railway line between the cities of Plovdiv and Bourgas. The rehabilitation of the 293-kilometer section, which was initiated in the past programing period under Op...

Ivaylo Moskovski: By 2019 Sofia to have 48 km of subway lines with 43 stations +

14 March 2018

The subway is a very good example of an intermodal project and its implementation has been very successful, said the minister of Transport, information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski during today’s inspection of the works at...

European Commission allocates 451 million Euros for the modernization of Elin Pelin - Kostenetz railway line +

1 February 2018

The European Commission approved the financing of the project for modernization of the railway line Elin Pelin - Kostenetz that amounts to 451 million Euros. Over 51 km of railways and 5 railway stations along the line will be modernized through the...