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Document 32021R1947

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1947 of 10 November 2021 on the definition of the geographic territory of Member States for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2019/516 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation) and repealing Commission Decision 91/450/EEC, Euratom and Commission Regulation (EC) No 109/2005 (Text with EEA relevance)

C/2021/7940

OJ L 398, 11.11.2021, p. 1–3 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2021/1947/oj

11.11.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 398/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/1947

of 10 November 2021

on the definition of the geographic territory of Member States for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2019/516 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation) and repealing Commission Decision 91/450/EEC, Euratom and Commission Regulation (EC) No 109/2005

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2019/516 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices and repealing Council Directive 89/130/EEC, Euratom and Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1287/2003 (GNI Regulation) (1), and in particular Article 5(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The definition of geographic territory is one of the issues defined in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/2147 (2) on the list of issues to ensure the reliability, exhaustiveness and comparability of the gross national income at market prices (‘GNI’) data to be addressed in every verification cycle.

(2)

For data on GNI to be reliable, exhaustive and comparable, the definition of the geographic territory of Member States needs to be clarified.

(3)

GNI aggregates and their components should be comparable across Member States and should comply with the relevant definitions and accounting rules of the European system of accounts 2010 (‘ESA 2010’) (3).

(4)

Commission Decision 91/450/EEC, Euratom (4) and Commission Regulation (EC) No 109/2005 (5) should therefore be repealed.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the European Statistical System Committee referred to in Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2019/516,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2019/516, the term ‘economic territory’ shall have the meaning set out in Annex A, Chapter 2, paragraphs 2.05 and 2.06 to Regulation (EU) No 549/2013, and the term ‘geographic territory’ used in those paragraphs shall be understood to comprise the Member States’ territories listed in Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Decision 91/450/EEC, Euratom and Regulation (EC) No 109/2005 are repealed.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 10 November 2021.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 91, 29.3.2019, p. 19.

(2)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/2147 of 8 October 2020 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/516 of the European Parliament and of the Council by defining the list of issues to be addressed in every verification cycle (OJ L 428, 18.12.2020, p. 9).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (OJ L 174, 26.6.2013, p. 1).

(4)  Commission Decision 91/450/EEC, Euratom of 26 July 1991 defining the territory of Member States for the purpose of the implementation of Article 1 of Council Directive 89/130/EEC, Euratom on the harmonization of the compilation of gross national product at market prices (OJ L 240, 29.8.1991, p. 36).

(5)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 109/2005 of 24 January 2005 on the definition of the economic territory of Member States for the purposes of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1287/2003 on the harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (OJ L 21, 25.1.2005, p. 3).


ANNEX

Member States’ territory:

the territory of the Kingdom of Belgium,

the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria,

the territory of the Czech Republic,

the territory of the Kingdom of Denmark, except for the Faroe Islands and Greenland,

the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany,

the territory of the Republic of Estonia,

the territory of Ireland,

the territory of the Hellenic Republic,

the territory of the Kingdom of Spain,

the territory of the French Republic, with the exception of the overseas countries and territories over which it exercises sovereignty, as defined in Annex II to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

the territory of the Republic of Croatia,

the territory of the Italian Republic,

the territory of the Republic of Cyprus,

the territory of the Republic of Latvia,

the territory of the Republic of Lithuania,

the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,

the territory of Hungary,

the territory of the Republic of Malta,

the territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the exception of the overseas countries and territories over which it exercises sovereignty, as defined in Annex II to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

the territory of the Republic of Austria,

the territory of the Republic of Poland,

the territory of the Portuguese Republic,

the territory of Romania,

the territory of the Republic of Slovenia,

the territory of the Slovak Republic,

the territory of the Republic of Finland,

the territory of the Kingdom of Sweden.


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