Ministries freeze regional development program
The Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Finance have frozen an EU-funded regional development program for the north-western region of Bohemia. Regional Development Minister Kamil Jankovský said at a news conference on Monday that while certain irregularities may have been the fault of individuals, a systemic cause cannot be ruled out. The minister added that one of the reasons behind the freeze of the program was the criminal investigation of its former director. Auditors from Brussels arrived in the Czech Republic on Monday and are currently looking into possible irregularities in securing EU funds.