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Regulation (EC) No 176/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union

OJ L 61, 5.3.2008, p. 1–5 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2008/176/oj

5.3.2008   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 61/1


REGULATION (EC) No 176/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 20 February 2008

amending Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 285(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

After consulting the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (2),

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) constitutes the legal framework for regional classification for the purpose of enabling the collection, compilation and dissemination of harmonised regional statistics in the Community.

(2)

All Member States' statistics transmitted to the Commission broken down by territorial units should use the NUTS classification, where applicable.

(3)

It is necessary to adapt the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 to take into account the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union.

(4)

Since the objective of this Regulation, namely the creation of common statistical standards that permit the production of harmonised data, cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States and can therefore be better achieved at Community level, the Community may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty. In accordance with the principle of proportionality, as set out in that Article, this Regulation does not go beyond what is necessary to achieve that objective.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 is hereby amended as follows:

1.

Annex I shall be amended in accordance with the text shown in Annex I to this Regulation;

2.

Annex II shall be amended in accordance with the text shown in Annex II to this Regulation;

3.

Annex III shall be amended in accordance with the text shown in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force the day following 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 Strasbourg, 20 February 2008.

For the European Parliament

The President

H.-G. PÖTTERING

For the Council

The President

J. LENARČIČ


(1)  OJ C 175, 27.7.2007, p. 13.

(2)  Opinion of the European Parliament of 4 September 2007 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and Council Decision of 21 January 2008.

(3)  OJ L 154, 21.6.2003, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 105/2007 (OJ L 39, 10.2.2007, p. 1).


ANNEX I

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 is amended as follows:

1.

the following table is inserted between BE — BELGIQUE/BELGIË and CZ — ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA:

‘БЪЛГАРИЯ

CODE

NUTS 1

NUTS 2

NUTS 3

BG

 

 

 

BG3

СЕВЕРНА И ЮГОИЗТОЧНА БЪЛГАРИЯ

 

 

BG31

 

Северозападен

 

BG311

 

 

Видин

BG312

 

 

Монтана

BG313

 

 

Враца

BG314

 

 

Плевен

BG315

 

 

Ловеч

BG32

 

Северен централен

 

BG321

 

 

Велико Търново

BG322

 

 

Габрово

BG323

 

 

Русе

BG324

 

 

Разград

BG325

 

 

Силистра

BG33

 

Североизточен

 

BG331

 

 

Варна

BG332

 

 

Добрич

BG333

 

 

Шумен

BG334

 

 

Търговище

BG34

 

Югоизточен

 

BG341

 

 

Бургас

BG342

 

 

Сливен

BG343

 

 

Ямбол

BG344

 

 

Стара Загора

BG4

ЮГОЗАПАДНА И ЮЖНА ЦЕНТРАЛНА БЪЛГАРИЯ

 

 

BG41

 

Югозападен

 

BG411

 

 

София (столица)

BG412

 

 

София

BG413

 

 

Благоевград

BG414

 

 

Перник

BG415

 

 

Кюстендил

BG42

 

Южен централен

 

BG421

 

 

Пловдив

BG422

 

 

Хасково

BG423

 

 

Пазарджик

BG424

 

 

Смолян

BG425

 

 

Кърджали

BGZ

EXTRA-REGIO

 

 

BGZZ

 

Extra-Regio

 

BGZZZ

 

 

Extra-Regio’;

2.

the following table is inserted between PT — PORTUGAL and SI — SLOVENIJA:

‘ROMÂNIA

CODE

NUTS 1

NUTS 2

NUTS 3

RO

 

 

 

RO1

MACROREGIUNEA UNU

 

 

RO11

 

Nord-Vest

 

RO111

 

 

Bihor

RO112

 

 

Bistriţa-Năsăud

RO113

 

 

Cluj

RO114

 

 

Maramureş

RO115

 

 

Satu Mare

RO116

 

 

Sălaj

RO12

 

Centru

 

RO121

 

 

Alba

RO122

 

 

Braşov

RO123

 

 

Covasna

RO124

 

 

Harghita

RO125

 

 

Mureş

RO126

 

 

Sibiu

RO2

MACROREGIUNEA DOI

 

 

RO21

 

Nord-Est

 

RO211

 

 

Bacău

RO212

 

 

Botoşani

RO213

 

 

Iaşi

RO214

 

 

Neamţ

RO215

 

 

Suceava

RO216

 

 

Vaslui

RO22

 

Sud-Est

 

RO221

 

 

Brăila

RO222

 

 

Buzău

RO223

 

 

Constanţa

RO224

 

 

Galaţi

RO225

 

 

Tulcea

RO226

 

 

Vrancea

RO3

MACROREGIUNEA TREI

 

 

RO31

 

Sud — Muntenia

 

RO311

 

 

Argeş

RO312

 

 

Călăraşi

RO313

 

 

Dâmboviţa

RO314

 

 

Giurgiu

RO315

 

 

Ialomiţa

RO316

 

 

Prahova

RO317

 

 

Teleorman

RO32

 

Bucureşti — Ilfov

 

RO321

 

 

Bucureşti

RO322

 

 

Ilfov

RO4

MACROREGIUNEA PATRU

 

 

RO41

 

Sud-Vest Oltenia

 

RO411

 

 

Dolj

RO412

 

 

Gorj

RO413

 

 

Mehedinţi

RO414

 

 

Olt

RO415

 

 

Vâlcea

RO42

 

Vest

 

RO421

 

 

Arad

RO422

 

 

Caraş-Severin

RO423

 

 

Hunedoara

RO424

 

 

Timiş

ROZ

EXTRA-REGIO

 

 

ROZZ

 

Extra-Regio

 

ROZZZ

 

 

Extra-Regio’.


ANNEX II

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 is amended as follows:

1.

the following is inserted in the paragraph referring to NUTS level 3 between Belgium and the Czech Republic:

‘for Bulgaria “Области (Oblasti)”,’;

2.

the following is inserted in the paragraph referring to NUTS level 3 between Hungary and the Slovak Republic:

‘for Romania “Judeţe”,’.


ANNEX III

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 is amended as follows:

1.

the following is inserted between Belgium and the Czech Republic:

‘for Bulgaria “Общини (Obshtini)”,’;

2.

the following is inserted between Portugal and Slovenia:

‘for Romania “Municipii, Oraşe, Comune”,’.


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