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Document 32007D0766

2007/766/EC: Commission Decision of 14 November 2007 drawing up the list of regions and areas eligible for financing under the Cross-border Cooperation Component of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for the purpose of cross-border cooperation between Member States and beneficiary countries for the period 2007 to 2013

OJ L 310, 28.11.2007, p. 15–18 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 11 Volume 116 P. 253 - 256

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2007/766/oj

28.11.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 310/15


COMMISSION DECISION

of 14 November 2007

drawing up the list of regions and areas eligible for financing under the Cross-border Cooperation Component of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for the purpose of cross-border cooperation between Member States and beneficiary countries for the period 2007 to 2013

(2007/766/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 of 17 July 2006 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 718/2007 of 12 June 2007 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 (2), and in particular Article 88(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006, the IPA Cross-border Cooperation component may support cross-border cooperation between beneficiary countries and Member States. In that event, assistance pursuant to the IPA Cross-border cooperation component shall cover the regions on both sides of the respective border or borders, either terrestrial or maritime.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 88(1) of Regulation (EC) No 718/2007, for the purpose of cross-border cooperation between Member States and beneficiary countries, the eligible areas for financing shall be the NUTS level 3 regions or, in the absence of NUTS classification, equivalent areas, along land borders between the Community and the beneficiary countries and along maritime borders between the Community and the beneficiary countries separated, as a general rule, by a maximum of 150 kilometres, taking into account potential adjustment needed to ensure the coherence and continuity of the cooperation action.

(3)

Article 88(1) of Regulation (EC) No 718/2007 provides that, immediately after its entry into force, the Commission should adopt the list of the eligible regions in the Community and in the beneficiary countries, which shall be valid until 31 December 2013,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Sole Article

For the purposes of cross-border cooperation between Member States and IPA beneficiary countries as referred to in Article 88(1) of Regulation (EC) No 718/2007, the areas eligible for financing under the IPA Cross-border Cooperation component shall be those listed in Annex I (Member States) and in Annex II (beneficiary countries).

Done at Brussels, 14 November 2007.

For the Commission

Olli REHN

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. 82.

(2)  OJ L 170, 29.6.2007, p. 1.


ANNEX I

LIST OF NUTS LEVEL 3 REGIONS IN MEMBER STATES ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCING FOR THE PURPOSE OF CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION BETWEEN MEMBER STATES AND IPA BENEFICIARY COUNTRIES

BG412

Sofia

BG414

Pernik

BG415

Kyustendil

BG341

Burgas

BG343

Yambol

BG311

Vidin

BG312

Montana

BG413

Blagoevgrad

BG422

Haskovo

GR111

Evros

GR112

Xanthi

GR113

Rodopi

GR115

Kavala

GR123

Kilkis

GR124

Pella

GR126

Serres

GR127

Chalkidiki

GR132

Kastoria

GR134

Florina

GR143

Magnisia

GR212

Thesprotia

GR213

Ioannina

GR222

Kerkyra

GR242

Evvoia

GR411

Lesvos

GR412

Samos

GR413

Chios

GR421

Dodekanisos

GR422

Kyklades

ITD35

Venezia

ITD36

Padova

ITD37

Rovigo

ITD42

Udine

ITD43

Gorizia

ITD44

Trieste

ITD56

Ferrara

ITD57

Ravenna

ITD58

Forlì-Cesena

ITD59

Rimini

ITE31

Pesaro-Urbino

ITE32

Ancona

ITE33

Macerata

ITE34

Ascoli Piceno

ITF12

Teramo

ITF13

Pescara

ITF14

Chieti

ITF22

Campobasso

ITF41

Foggia

ITF42

Bari

ITF44

Brindisi

ITF45

Lecce

CY000

Kypros/Kibris

HU223

Zala

HU231

Baranya

HU232

Somogy

HU331

Bács-Kiskun

HU333

Csongrád

RO413

Mehedinți

RO422

Caraș-Severin

RO424

Timiș

SI011

Pomurska

SI012

Podravska

SI014

Savinjska

SI016

Spodnjeposavska

SI018

Notranjsko-kraška

SI024

Obalno-kraška

SI017

Jugovzhodna Slovenija


ANNEX II

LIST OF AREAS EQUIVALENT TO NUTS LEVEL 3 REGIONS IN THE IPA BENEFICIARY COUNTRIES, ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCING FOR THE PURPOSE OF CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION BETWEEN MEMBER STATES AND IPA BENEFICIARY COUNTRIES

Albania

Regions of:

 

Durrës

 

Fier

 

Gjirokastër

 

Korçë

 

Lezhë

 

Shkodër

 

Tirana

 

Vlorë

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Herzegovina Economic Region, which includes the following municipalities:

 

Bileča

 

Čapljina

 

Čitluk

 

Gacko

 

Grude

 

Jablanica

 

Konjic

 

Kupres

 

Livno

 

Ljubinje

 

Ljubuški

 

Mostar

 

Istočni Mostar

 

Neum

 

Nevesinje

 

Posušje

 

Prozor/Rama

 

Ravno

 

Široki Brijeg

 

Stolac

 

Berkovići

 

Tomislav grad

 

Trebinje

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Regions of:

 

East

 

North-east

 

Pelagonija

 

South-east

 

Vardar

Croatia

Counties of:

 

Dubrovnik-Neretva

 

Istria

 

Karlovac

 

Koprivnica-Križevci

 

Krapina-Zagorje

 

Lika-Senj

 

Međimurje

 

Osijek-Baranja

 

Primorje-Gorski kotar

 

Šibenik-Knin

 

Split-Dalmatia

 

Varaždin

 

Virovitica-Podravina

 

Zadar

 

Zagreb

Montenegro

Municipalities of:

 

Bar

 

Budva

 

Cetinje

 

Danilovgrad

 

Herceg Novi

 

Kotor

 

Nikšić

 

Podgorica

 

Tivat

 

Ulcinj

Serbia, including Kosovo (1)

Districts of:

 

Borski

 

Branicevski

 

Central Banat

 

Jablanicki

 

Nisavski

 

North Backa

 

North Banat

 

Pcinjski

 

Pirotski

 

South Backa

 

South Banat

 

West Backa

 

Zajecarski

Turkey

Provinces of:

 

Antalya

 

Aydin

 

Balikesir

 

Canakkale

 

Edirne

 

Izmir

 

Kirklareli

 

Mersin (Içel)

 

Mugla


(1)  As defined in UNSCR 1244.


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