3. The purpose and aim of the EU investment
The Operational Programme “Environment” (OP Environment) is the main programme document of the implementation of the national environmental policy. The purpose of the support within this framework is to protect and preserve the natural resources of Bulgaria and to improve the state of environment throughout the country.
Investments in environmental infrastructure are strongly connected to sustainable economic growth and job creation. They also contribute to promoting convergence and increasing the competitiveness of regions. The programme will also contribute to the preservation and restoration of Bulgarian rich biodiversity and will help to improve the implementation capacity of the local stakeholders.