I wish I could find away to tap into that EU money however, projects that I have noticed on my travels during recent months.
An orphanage in a village not far from Karnobat and whose name escapes me at the moment, but I believe it is mentioned elsewhere in these forums, all nicely renovated from the outside at least with the usual EU funding sign.
Centre of Karnobat; Pensioners accommodation due for renovation, EU funding board already displayed.
Numerous schools in Karnobat all now insulated with new façades and looking nice, no idea how they might be inside can't recall now if these were EU funded or not.
The old Coast Guard station in the summer gardens in Burgas. EU funded, but no idea why or what use it is going to be, but it lifts the overall look of the area.
Non EU funded projects and I wonder where the money comes from: - The Bus station in Karnobat is undergoing a complete refurbishment and they completely resurfaced a long stretch of road from the centre of the town down to the Train Station starting at the still closed Penny Supermarket. I did not see any EU funding signs for these two projects, but who knows, is there a law to say to have to put the EU funding sign or, could you just make out that you're a great Mayor and did it from internal revenue I wonder!
Then there are numerous Fruit growing fields I see with an EU Funding sign displayed, never really have time to stop and read what they say on busy roads, but again, I ask myself what exactly is being funded as the orchard was already there. In another area, where an EU funding sign was displayed, someone had managed to build a stone road going a couple of hundred metres leading to nowhere and that was the end of the story so far. Who actually checks from the EU if the money has been used for its intended purpose or whether it found its way into someone's personal pocket.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for EU Funding when it helps improve the infrastructure of my adopted country Bulgaria. I would just like to see that it is not being misused and that deserving projects get priority over things that are not so desperate.