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Regional Policy Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 Legal Package State of play Porto, 29th April 2013 Vicente RODRIGUEZ SAEZ Deputy Head of Unit DG REGIO.D.1 Transnational.

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1 Regional Policy Cohesion Policy Legal Package State of play Porto, 29th April 2013 Vicente RODRIGUEZ SAEZ Deputy Head of Unit DG REGIO.D.1 Transnational and Interregional Cooperation, Macro-Regional Strategies.

2 Regional Policy What's going on? October 2011 – Commission adopts the new legislative framework for On-going – negotiations (Trilogues) at the Council and the European Parliament. End foreseen mid-May Summer 2013: Adoption of regulations (foreseen) Multiannual Financing Framework (Budget) adopted by the Council on 8 February – Decision of the European Parliament ?

3 Regional Policy EU COHESION POLICY: LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE General Regulation (CPR) Common provisions for cohesion policy, the rural development policy and the maritime and fisheries policies; Common provisions for cohesion policy only (ERDF, ESF, CF) Specific regulations for ERDF, ESF, CF and ETC Modification of EGTC Regulation

4 Regional Policy Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) Financial Management block Strategic Programming block (Partnership Agreement; Operational Programmes; Code of Conduct; Thematic concentration) Main missing elements (MFF) STATE OF PLAY - Trilogues

5 Regional Policy State of play of negotiations ETC Regulation

6 Regional Policy - ETC regulation Art.1 Subject-matter and scope – no changes Art. 2 ETC Components (few clarifications) Art. 3 Geographical coverage (few clarifications) Art. 4 Resources (pending MFF final adoption) New - Art. 4bis 15% flexibility between CBC & TNC Art. 5 Thematic concentration (agreed for Council option of 80% instead of 5 TO?) Art. 6 Investment priorities for ETC in addition (pending which?)

7 Regional Policy ETC regulation Art. 7 Contents of OP (more in line to Art.87 CPR) Art. 8 JAP– Art 9 CLLD– Art 10 ITI: Agreement without major changes Art. 11 Selection of operations (Steering Committee optional; less "joint" criteria to be applied Art. 12 Beneficiaries (LB in 3rd countries) Art 13 Implementation reports – (June) Art. 14 Annual review (+ in writing) Art. 15 Indicators (Alignment with ERDF; ETC Annex?)

8 Regional Policy ETC regulation Art. 16 TA (Min 1.5M;TN 7%; below 50M +7%, but min 1.5M and max 3.5M) Art. 17 General rules eligibility (Hierarchy of rules) Art. 18 Staff costs (20% agreed) Art. 19 Eligibility location: Agreed Art. 20 Designation of authorities: Certifying Authority optional Art. 21 EGTC (no changes) Art. 22 Functions MA (few changes) Art. 23 Functions AA (each MS responsible in its territory )

9 Regional Policy ETC regulation Art. 24 Designation of MA + CA (MS location) New Art, 24 bis (IPA +ENI) Art. 25 Commitments, payments and recovery (no changes) Art. 26 Use of the Euro (more options) Art. 27 Decommitment (no changes, n+3!) Art. 29 to Art 33 ( Delegation powers / Committee COCOF / Transitional provisions / Entry into force) pending end of negotiations

10 Regional Policy Expected timetable 7-8 February 2013 : European Council – adoption Multiannual Financial Framework (ETC 11,7bn to 8,9bn) - European Parliament? June - September 2013: formal adoption of legislative package, start adoption of implementing/delegated acts. 2nd Semester 2013: negotiation / adoption Partnership Agreements – Objective Nov st Semester 2014: negotiation/adoption Operational Programmes Objective: by June 2014

11 Regional Policy 11 Max 4 months Max 1 month Observations by EC Partnership AgreementCountry specific programmes ETC programmes Max 3 months General regulation adopted Partnership Agreement submitted (MS) All OPs submitted (MS) Partnership Agreement approval OP approval ETC OPs (MS) ETC OP approval Observations by EC Max 3 months Max 9 months Max 3 months Regulatory timeline Objective: to be faster than the deadlines. Important to reach agreement in informal dialogues to complete the formal procedure as rapidly as possible.

12 Regional Policy Thank you for your attention!


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