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REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL 12th FINANCIAL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (EAFRD) 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR

COM/2019/422 final

Brussels, 25.9.2019

COM(2019) 422 final

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL

12th FINANCIAL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL





on the EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (EAFRD)





2018 FINANCIAL YEAR


Table of contents

1.Budget procedure

1.1.Financial framework

1.2.Draft Budget (DB) 2018

1.3.The adoption of the 2018 Budget

1.4.The adoption of the Amending Budgets

2.Management of appropriations

2.1.Management of commitment appropriations

2.1.1.EAFRD rural development programmes

2.1.2.Technical assistance

2.2.Management of payment appropriations

2.2.1.EAFRD rural development programmes

2.2.2.Technical assistance

3.Implementation of the 2018 EAFRD budget

3.1.Implementation of commitment appropriations

3.1.1.EAFRD rural development programmes

3.1.2.Technical assistance

3.2.Implementation of payment appropriations

3.2.1.EAFRD rural development programmes

3.2.2.Technical assistance

3.3.Analysis of expenditure declared by measure

3.4.Implementation of EAFRD programmes

3.4.1.Programming period 2007-2013

3.4.2.Programming period 2014-2020

1.    Budget procedure

1.1.    Financial framework 

Rural development expenditure in 2018 is funded within the multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2014-2020. The financial framework is provided by Council Regulation (EU) No 1311/2013. The allocation for rural development and the allocation for market related expenditure and direct payments after the annual technical adjustment of the MFF are presented in table 1.

Table 1 – Financial framework 2014-2020

HEADING 2.

In million EUR; current prices

Sustainable growth: natural resources

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

TOTAL

49 857

64 692

64 262

60 191

60 267

60 344

60 421

of which :

- Rural Development a), b), c), d), e)

5 299

18 184

18 684

14 371

14 381

14 691

14 709

- Market related expenditure and direct aids, a), b), c), d)

43 778

44 190

43 950

44 146

44 162

43 880

43 887

a) After net transfer of EUR 351.9 million between EAGF and EAFRD for the financial year 2014 (see note f for details)

b) After net transfer of EUR 51.6 million between EAGF and EAFRD for the financial year 2015 (see note f for details)

c) After net transfer of EUR 28 million between EAGF and EAFRD for the financial years 2014-2020 (see note f for details)

d) After net transfer of EUR 4 313.9 million between EAGF and EAFRD for financial years 2015-2020 (see note f for details)

e) After the reprogramming of the EAFRD allocation of year 2014 following the application of Article 19 of MFF Regulation (EU) No 1311/2013 a total amount of EUR 8 705 million deducted from 2014 commitments was equally distributed to 2015 and 2016 commitments

f) The transfers to rural development (EAFRD) mentioned in notes a) to d) above involve: EUR 4 million transferred annually for the whole period 2014-2020 from the cotton sector (Greece) on the basis of Article 66(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013, EUR 296.3 million set for the voluntary adjustment transferred for the financial year 2014 (UK) on the basis of Article 10b and 10c(2) of Regulation (EC) No 73/2009, EUR 51.6 million for unspent amounts transferred each year for financial years 2014 and 2015 (SE and DE) on the basis of Articles 136 and 136b of Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 and EUR 4 313.9 million for the reduction of payments and the flexibility between pillars on the basis of Articles 7(2) and 14(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013

1.2.    Draft Budget (DB) 2018

The Draft Budget (DB) 2018 was adopted by the Commission and proposed to the Budgetary Authority on 29 June 2017.

The Draft Budget included EUR 14 372 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 11 848 million in payment appropriations for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) 2014-2020 programming period.

The Council adopted its position on the 2018 Draft Budget on 4 September 2017 and the European Parliament adopted its position on 25 October 2017. The Conciliation Committee had to be convened and the Committee agreed on a joint text within the 21-day time limit. The Council and the European Parliament separately approved the joint text on 30 November 2017.

1.3.    The adoption of the 2018 Budget

The 2018 Budget adopted on 30 November 2017 was, as regards the EAFRD, equal to the initial Commission’s proposal.

Table 2

Adopted Budget 2018

Budget Item

Commitment appropriations

Payment appropriations

(in EUR)

(in EUR)

2014-2020

05.046001 (Rural development programmes)

14 346 899 509

11 822 000 000

05.010404 (Non-operational technical assistance)

4 689 000

4 689 000

05.046002 (Operational technical assistance)

20 770 000

21 037 093

1.4.    The adoption of the Amending Budgets

In the Amending Budget No 6, commitment appropriations for technical assistance of EAFRD 2014-2020 were decreased by EUR 0.7 million.

Table 3

Budget 2018 after the Amendments

Budget Item

Commitment appropriations

Payment appropriations

(in EUR)

(in EUR)

2014-2020

05.046001 (Rural development programmes)

14 346 899 509

11 822 000 000

05.010404 (Non-operational technical assistance)

4 689 000

4 689 000

05.046002 (Operational technical assistance)

20 070 000

21 037 093

2.    Management of appropriations

2.1.    Management of commitment appropriations

2.1.1.    EAFRD rural development programmes

As regards commitment appropriations for the EAFRD rural development programmes, the 2018 voted budget amounted to EUR 14 347 million, all related to the 2014-2020 programmes.

Table 4

Management of commitment appropriations in 2018 – EAFRD

Budget Item

05.046001

(in EUR)

Appropriations at the beginning of 2018

14 346 899 509

Appropriations available in 2018

14 346 899 509

Appropriations used in 2018

14 346 899 509

2.1.2.    Technical assistance

Article 51(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 provides that the EAFRD may use up to 0.25% of its annual allocation to finance technical assistance actions at the initiative of the Commission. In the 2018 budget, the initial amount available for this purpose was EUR 4.7 million for non-operational technical assistance and EUR 20.8 million for operational technical assistance. The latter was reduced by EUR 0.7 million by the Amending Budget No 6.

2.2.    Management of payment appropriations

2.2.1.    EAFRD rural development programmes

For the rural development programmes 2014-2020, the payment appropriations of the voted budget 2018 amounted to EUR 11 822 million. In addition, the available assigned revenue transferred from the previous year amounted to EUR 18.1 million and the assigned revenue collected during the year, amounted to EUR 12.4 million. The payment appropriations were reinforced with the transfer of (a) EUR 4 million from the line of the technical assistance, (b) EUR 150 million with the global transfer and (c) EUR 64 million with the end-of-the year transfer. In addition, the transfer of EUR 119.0 million of assigned revenue from EAFRD 2007-2013 was executed to cover in full the Member States' declarations of expenditure of the third quarter of 2018. Taking into account all transfers, the total amount of payment appropriations available in 2018 amounted to EUR 12 189.5 million. In total, EUR 12 173.5 million of payment appropriations were used and EUR 12.4 million of assigned revenue were automatically carried over from 2018 to 2019.



Table 5

Management of payment appropriations in 2018

(in EUR)

 

EAFRD (2014-2020)

Budget Item - 05.046001

Appropriations at the beginning of 2018

11 822 000 000

Transfer from TA line of EAFRD 2014-2020

4 000 000

Global transfer

150 000 000

End-of-the year transfer

64 000 000

Assigned revenue carried over from 2017

18 098 156

Assigned revenue collected in 2018

12 400 084

Transfer of Assigned revenue from EAFRD 2007-2013

119 046 270

Appropriations available in 2018

12 189 544 509

Appropriations used in 2018

12 173 540 691

2.2.2.    Technical assistance

As regards the EAFRD technical assistance, total payment appropriations in the 2018 budget amounted to EUR 25.7 million. EUR 4.0 million were transferred to the EAFRD 2014-2020 programmes line to cover in full the Member States’ declarations of expenditure of the third quarter of 2018. The final payment appropriations was EUR 21.7 million.

3.    Implementation of the 2018 EAFRD budget

3.1.    Implementation of commitment appropriations

3.1.1.    EAFRD rural development programmes    

The total amount of commitment appropriations available in the 2018 budget for the EAFRD programmes 2014-2020 (EUR 14 346.9 million) was committed.

Table 6 shows, per Member State, the allocation established by Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 as last amended by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/71 and the amounts committed in 2018.


Table 6

Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 (as amended) vs. amounts committed by the end of 2018

Budget item: 05.046001

(in EUR)

MS

Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013

Amounts committed in 2018

2018 Allocation

 

(a)

(b)

BE

97 066 202

97 066 202

BG

339 966 052

339 966 052

CZ

343 033 490

343 033 490

DK

153 125 142

153 125 142

DE

1 400 926 899

1 400 926 899

EE

125 552 583

125 552 583

IE

312 891 690

312 891 690

GR

701 719 722

701 719 722

ES

1 184 419 678

1 184 419 678

FR

1 668 304 328

1 668 304 328

HR

282 342 500

282 342 500

IT

1 495 583 530

1 495 583 530

CY

18 892 389

18 892 389

LV

157 236 528

157 236 528

LT

230 472 391

230 472 391

LU

14 415 051

14 415 051

HU

488 027 342

488 027 342

MT

13 893 023

13 893 023

NL

118 225 747

118 225 747

AT

564 084 777

564 084 777

PL

1 190 589 130

1 190 589 130

PT

580 721 241

580 721 241

RO

1 184 725 381

1 184 725 381

SI

120 033 142

120 033 142

SK

215 106 447

215 106 447

FI

341 593 485

341 593 485

SE

249 552 108

249 552 108

UK

754 399 511

754 399 511

Total

14 346 899 509

14 346 899 509


3.1.2.    Technical assistance

For the programming period 2014-2020, the amount of commitment appropriations for operational technical assistance in the budget 2018 was EUR 20.8 million. This line was reduced by EUR 0.7 million in the Amending Budget No 6. Table 7 shows the consumption of the commitment appropriations available for operational technical assistance in 2018. The most important part relates to the European Network for Rural Development as well as the Technical Advisory Platform for Financial Instruments.

Table 7

Technical assistance – Implementation of commitment appropriations

Budget Item: 05.046002

(in EUR)

Description

Amount committed

European Network for Rural Development

4 629 652

Technical Advisory Platform for Financial Instruments

4 523 225

Information technology*

2 979 178

European Innovation Partnership

2 730 006

Corporate Communication

2 140 000

European Evaluation Network

1 900 113

Organic agriculture database

432 796

Audit and Controls

249 774

LOGO Protection

50 000

Total

19 634 744

* Including BCO (Broadband Competence Offices)

3.2.    Implementation of payment appropriations

3.2.1.    EAFRD rural development programmes

For the programming period 2014-2020, EUR 12 173.5 million of the payment appropriations were implemented out of EUR 12 189.5 million available. Table 8 shows the breakdown of payments made in 2018 by declaration period:


Table 8

Payments 2018 for EAFRD rural development programmes (in million EUR)

2007-2013

2014-2020

 

 

 

Pre-financing 2014-2020

-

19.5

Reimbursement of payment claims prior to Q4 2017

-

6.3

Reimbursement of payment claims Q4 2017

-

4 460.8

Reimbursement of payment claims Q1 2018

-

2 616.1

Reimbursement of payment claims Q2 2018

-

2 402.3

Reimbursement of payment claims Q3 2018

-

2 668.6

Closure or positive payments 2007-2013

271.9

-

Total 2018

271.9

12 173.5

The monthly consumption of payment appropriations during the year (January to December 2018) is shown in the graph below.

Graph 1


The breakdown per Member State and per declaration period of the amounts paid by the Commission in budget year 2018 is shown in tables 9a and 9b.

Table 9a: EAFRD 2007-2013

Payments effectively made between 01/01/2018 and 31/12/2018

EAFRD 2007-2013 - Budget item 05.040501 (in EUR)

MS

Positive payments, mainly following the judgements of Court of Justice

Closure

Total

BE

 

5 792 053

5 792 053

BG

 

 

0

CZ

 

 

0

DK

 

 

0

DE

 

 

0

EE

 

 

0

IE

 

 

0

GR

 

 

0

ES

 

15 034 161

15 034 161

FR

47 107 564

 

47 107 564

IT

 

203 941 787

203 941 787

CY

 

 

0

LV

 

 

0

LT

 

 

0

LU

 

 

0

HU

53 488

 

53 488

MT

 

 

0

NL

 

 

0

AT

 

 

0

PL

 

 

0

PT

 

 

0

RO

 

 

0

SI

 

 

0

SK

 

 

0

FI

 

 

0

SE

 

 

0

UK

 

 

0

Total

47 161 052

224 768 001

271 929 053


Table 9b: EAFRD 2014-2020

Payments effectively made between 01/01/2018 and 31/12/2018

EAFRD 2014-2020 - Budget item 05.046001

(in EUR)

MS

Pre-financing

Prior to Q4 2017

Q4 2017

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Total

BE

 

 

14 769 727

15 140 622

25 364 796

13 820 384

69 095 529

BG

 

 

23 123 216

51 560 230

90 811 734

40 188 138

205 683 318

CZ

 

 

51 401 899

99 910 206

121 404 790

51 930 327

324 647 223

DK

 

 

25 150 543

23 743 732

24 203 641

16 589 239

89 687 155

DE

 

 

518 178 026

282 762 184

166 020 708

150 707 971

1 117 668 890

EE

 

 

26 393 744

62 414 101

21 516 515

17 779 705

128 104 065

IE

 

9 957

140 312 902

37 845 485

30 944 655

109 596 149

318 709 149

GR

 

 

379 215 655

54 885 586

53 542 080

92 301 511

579 944 832

ES

 

 

416 008 619

96 475 713

187 940 300

199 301 454

899 726 086

FR

16 198 977

 

796 540 026

373 403 181

173 535 226

365 371 103

1 725 048 512

HR

 

 

28 786 041

34 672 812

97 924 640

44 766 900

206 150 392

IT

 

 

165429 113

257 078 670

263 057 102

360 192 154

1 045 757 040

CY

 

28 200

4 935 917

958 689

1 518 427

7 088 938

14 530 171

LV

 

 

100 480 707

34 413 859

23 541 015

34 228 519

192 664 101

LT

1 502 340

 

92 618 423

49 513 684

40 021 563

35 815 191

219 471 201

LU

 

 

4 472 366

5 509 319

1591 621

2 957 429

14 530 735

HU

 

 

126 974 681

78 165 237

78 248 639

102 540 987

385 929 544

MT

 

 

1 664 858

773 245

404 825

6 548 266

9 391 195

NL

1 800 000

 

14 461 718

48 496 359

3 301 137

12 613 164

80 672 378

AT

 

 

297 250 603

42 654 465

129 876 825

43 022 265

512 804 158

PL

 

 

188 299 185

290 179 630

284 299 863

181 791 044

944 569 722

PT

 

440 121

298 337 459

95 012 944

65 110 741

44 132 058

503 033 323

RO

 

5 775 526

291 226 430

322 544 208

206 914 475

319 691 776

1 146 152 415

SI

 

 

32 016 502

14 193 563

52 304 883

12 428 401

110 943 349

SK

 

 

55 560 398

43 342 784

53 662 898

47 630 789

200 196 868

FI

 

 

139 384 686

24 270 973

60 320 920

127 811 352

351 787 931

SE

 

 

126 607 330

25 820 902

19 873 752

23 340 897

195 642 880

UK

 

 

101 215 145

150 380 307

125 030 443

204 372 633

580 998 528

Total

19 501 317

6 253 804

4 460 815 920

2 616 122 689

2 402 288 216

2 668 558 745

12 173 540 691


Table 10 compares, for each Member State, the EAFRD 2014-2020 payments made in 2018 with the payments in 2017. Overll, the payments increased by 10% compared to year 2017 (EUR 12.2 billion vs. EUR 11.1 billion).

Table 10

Payments made to Member States - Comparison 2018 vs 2017 - EAFRD 2014-2020

(in EUR)

 

MS

2017

2018

Difference 2018 vs. 2017

Interim payments

Pre-financing

Total

Interim payments

Pre-financing

Total

(in EUR)

(in %)

BE

37 131 717

0

37 131 717

69 095 529

 

69 095 529

31 963 812

86.08%

BG

194 514 062

0

194 514 062

205 683 318

 

205 683 318

11 169 256

5.74%

CZ

259 351 803

0

259 351 803

324 647 223

 

324 647 223

65 295 420

25.18%

DK

99 878 000

0

99 878 000

89 687 155

 

89 687 155

-10 190 845

-10.20%

DE

950 952 706

0

950 952 706

1 117 668 890

 

1 117 668 890

166 716 185

17.53%

EE

99 413 291

0

99 413 291

128 104 065

 

128 104 065

28 690 774

28.86%

IE

254 572 032

0

254 572 032

318 709 149

 

318 709 149

64 137 117

25.19%

GR

708 045 934

0

708 045 934

579 944 832

 

579 944 832

-128 101 102

-18.09%

ES

702 633 093

0

702 633 093

899 726 086

 

899 726 086

197 092 993

28.05%

FR

1 753 707 994

0

1 753 707 994

1 708 849 535

16 198 977

1 725 048 512

-28 659 482

-1.63%

HR

150 173 479

0

150 173 479

206 150 392

 

206 150 392

55 976 914

37.27%

IT

790 272 508

0

790 272 508

1 045 757 040

 

1 045 757 040

255 484 533

32.33%

CY

14 573 450

0

14 573 450

14 530 171

 

14 530 171

-43 279

-0.30%

LV

162 496 969

0

162 496 969

192 664 101

 

192 664 101

30 167 132

18.56%

LT

253 974 006

0

253 974 006

217 968 861

1 502 340

219 471 201

-34 502 805

-13.59%

LU

8 863 575

0

8 863 575

14 530 735

 

14 530 735

5 667 160

63.94%

HU

196 592 509

0

196 592 509

385 929 544

 

385 929 544

189 337 035

96.31%

MT

2 170 973

0

2 170 973

9 391 195

 

9 391 195

7 220 222

332.58%

NL

57 613 814

0

57 613 814

78 872 378

1 800 000

80 672 378

23 058 564

40.02%

AT

478 470 408

0

478 470 408

512 804 158

 

512 804 158

34 333 750

7.18%

PL

573 604 590

0

573 604 590

944 569 722

 

944 569 722

370 965 133

64.67%

PT

524 233 177

0

524 233 177

503 033 323

 

503 033 323

-21 199 854

-4.04%

RO

1 569 168 715

0

1 569 168 715

1 146 152 415

 

1 146 152 415

-423 016 301

-26.96%

SI

80 253 608

0

80 253 608

110 943 349

 

110 943 349

30 689 741

38.24%

SK

167 863 196

0

167 863 196

200 196 868

 

200 196 868

32 333 673

19.26%

FI

319 207 655

0

319 207 655

351 787 931

 

351 787 931

32 580 276

10.21%

SE

104 276 200

0

104 276 200

195 642 880

 

195 642 880

91 366 680

87.62%

UK

537 774 629

0

537 774 629

580 998 528

 

580 998 528

43 223 899

8.04%

Total

11 051 784 091

0

11 051 784 091

12 154 039 375

19 501 317

12 173 540 691

1 121 756 600

10.15%



3.2.2.    Technical assistance 

For the programming period 2014-2020, the amount for payment appropriations for the operational technical assistance was EUR 21.0 million. A part of these appropriations (EUR 4.0 million) was transferred to cover payment needs in relation to rural development programmes under EAFRD 2014-2020.

Table 11 hereafter presents the payments grouped by main activities. The most important part relates to the European Network for Rural Development.

Table 11

 

Technical assistance – Implementation of payment appropriations

Budget Item: 05.046002

(in EUR)

Description

Amount paid

European Network for Rural Development

3 914 519

Information technology*

2 822 364

European Innovation Partnership

2 468 602

Technical Advisory Platform for Financial Instruments

1 800 000

European Evaluation Network

1 589 121

Audit and Controls

410 785

Organic agriculture database

135 317

LOGO protection

40 000

Total

13 180 708

    * Including Broadband Competence Offices

3.3.    Analysis of expenditure declared by measure

Table 12 shows the payment claims declared by Member States and by measure for rural development in 2018 (4th quarter of 2017 to 3rd quarter of 2018), the cumulative declared expenditure from the beginning of the programming period and also the financial plan of EAFRD 2014-2020 programmes.

The expenditure for EAFRD 2014-2020 in 2018 concentrated mainly in Measure 13 (Payments to areas facing natural or other specific constraints), Measure 04 (Investments in physical assets) and in Measure 10 (Agri-environment-climate).



Table 12

EAFRD declared expenditure 2018 (Q4 2017-Q3 2018) & Total cumulative expenditure (Q4 2014 to Q3 2018)

compared with Financial Plans - EAFRD 2014-2020

 

Declared expenditure 2018 (Q4 2017 to Q3 2018)

Cumulative declared expenditure (Q4 2014 to Q3 2018)

Financial Plans 2014-2020

EAFRD Measure

(million EUR)

(%)

(million EUR)

(%)

(million EUR)

(%)

Measure 01

Knowledge transfer and information actions

83.8

0.7%

157.1

0.5%

1 093.9

1.1%

Measure 02

Advisory services, farm management and farm relief services

20.0

0.2%

47.3

0.1%

675.6

0.7%

Measure 03

Quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs

23.7

0.2%

52.5

0.2%

378.7

0.4%

Measure 04

Investments in physical assets

2 354.1

19.4%

5 165.5

15.5%

22 748.9

22.7%

Measure 05

Restoring agricultural production potential damaged by natural disasters and catastrophic events and introduction of appropriate prevention actions

48.9

0.4%

160.5

0.5%

920.9

0.9%

Measure 06

Farm and business development

750.3

6.2%

2 027.7

6.1%

6 929.4

6.9%

Measure 07

Basic services and village renewal in rural areas

691.8

5.7%

1 380.6

4.1%

6 809.6

6.8%

Measure 08

Investments in forest area development and improvement of the viability of forests

354.8

2.9%

1 024.8

3.1%

4 470.3

4.5%

Measure 09

Setting-up of producer groups and organisations

16.0

0.1%

49.4

0.1%

307.0

0.3%

Measure 10

Agri-environment-climate

2 234.6

18.4%

7 359.9

22.1%

16 481.3

16.5%

Measure 11

Organic farming

1 147.1

9.4%

2 886.4

8.7%

7 046.2

7.0%

Measure 12

Natura 2000 and Water Framework Directive payments

82.8

0.7%

248.3

0.7%

582.8

0.6%

Measure 13

Payments to areas facing natural or other specific constraints

2 727.8

22.4%

9 261.5

27.8%

16 510.9

16.5%

Measure 14

Animal Welfare

323.3

2.7%

842.6

2.5%

1 727.9

1.7%

Measure 15

Forest environmental and climate services and forest conservation

11.4

0.1%

31.5

0.1%

222.6

0.2%

Measure 16

Co-operation

78.4

0.6%

139.0

0.4%

1 753.1

1.8%

Measure 17

Risk management

343.5

2.8%

525.8

1.6%

1 638.0

1.6%

Measure 18

Financing of complementary national direct payments for Croatia

-0.1

0.0%

108.4

0.3%

111.9

0.1%

Measure 19

Support for LEADER local development — community-led local development (CLLD)

579.2

4.8%

996.3

3.0%

7 003.6

7.0%

Measure 20

Technical assistance Member States

223.9

1.8%

515.6

1.5%

2 158.4

2.2%

Measure 113

Early retirement

64.2

0.5%

359.3

1.1%

507.6

0.5%

Measure 131

Meeting standards based on Community legislation

0.0

0.0%

0.0

0.0%

0.0

0.0%

Measure 341

Skills acquisition, animation and implementation

0.0

0.0%

0.4

0.0%

0.6

0.0%

Grand total

 

12 159.6

100.0%

33 340.7

100.0%

100 079.1

100.0%

*Member States declare their expenditure quarterly. However, for year n, Q4 declarations are submitted in January of year n+1. Consequently, the corresponding reimbursements by the Commission to the Member States in year n go from Q4 of year n-1 until Q3 of year n.



3.4.    Implementation of EAFRD programmes

3.4.1.    Programming period 2007-2013

Graph 2 presents the absorption rate of rural development programmes 2007-2013 per Member State: payments from the beginning of the programming period till 31 December 2018, including closure payments for the programmes that have already been closed by this date, compared to the total 2007-2013 allocation.

Until the end of 2018, the amount decommitted summed up to EUR 1 974 million.

3.4.2.    Programming period 2014-2020

Graph 3 presents the absorption rate of rural development programmes 2014-2020 per Member State: payments from the beginning of the programming period including payments made for the 4th quarter of 2018 that are reimbursed in financial year 2019 compared to the total 2014-2020 allocation.

 

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