The operation of the regional and structural policy funds of the European Union are governed by both national and European Union's regulations, on which the funding authority bases its decisions and instructions. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, which is the managing authority, also issues decisions and instructions to the funding authorities.

National legislation for the programming period 2021–2027

The national legislative basis consists of three acts and four decrees containing provisions on, for example, the authorities and other actors participating in the implementation of the programming period and on projects funded form the EU’s regional and structural policy funds.

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