“Today’s approval of the amendment is of fundamental importance not only for the ministry, but also for the Czech Republic. The new agency will make it possible to continue in the very successful drawing of financial resources from operational funds. So far, we have not returned any EU funding from OPEI due to non-use,” says Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek, commenting on the amendment’s approval.
“Gaining new investments and supporting investors and businesses have always been our primary tasks. Because administration of European subsidies is one of the multiple ways to support companies’ investments, we will remain in close contact with our colleagues who will form the new Enterprise and Innovation Agency so that we can cooperate on the development of the Czech Republic’s business environment,” adds Karel Kučera, CEO of CzechInvest.
More information is available in this press release from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (in Czech).
Source: CzechInvest Newsletter - July 2015