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Official Journal of the European Union, L 275, 6 November 2018


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L 275

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6 November 2018


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1648 of 29 October 2018 authorising the placing on the market of xylo-oligosaccharides as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 ( 1 )

1

 

*

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1649 of 5 November 2018 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards removal from the Union list of certain flavouring substances ( 1 )

7

 

*

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1650 of 5 November 2018 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entries for Canada, Russia and the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza ( 1 )

10

 

 

DECISIONS

 

*

Council Decision (EU) 2018/1651 of 31 October 2018 on the financial contributions to be paid by Member States to finance the European Development Fund, including the third instalment for 2018

14

 


 

(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

6.11.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 275/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1648

of 29 October 2018

authorising the placing on the market of xylo-oligosaccharides as a novel food under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on novel foods, amending Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1852/2001 (1), and in particular Article 12 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 provides that only novel foods authorised and included in the Union list may be placed on the market within the Union.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (2) establishing a Union list of authorised novel foods was adopted.

(3)

Pursuant to Article 12 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, the Commission is to decide on the authorisation and on the placing on the Union market of a novel food and on the updating of the Union list.

(4)

On 4 May 2016, the company Longlive Europe Food Division Ltd (‘the Applicant’) submitted a request to the competent authority of Hungary to place xylo-oligosaccharides on the Union market as a novel food ingredient within the meaning of point (e) of Article 1(2) of Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3). The application requests for xylo-oligosaccharides to be used in a number of food categories, namely, bakery and dairy products, fruit spreads, chocolate confectionery and soy-drinks for the general population.

(5)

Pursuant to Article 35(1) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, any request for placing a novel food on the market within the Union submitted to a Member State in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 258/97, and for which the final decision has not been taken before 1 January 2018, shall be treated as an application submitted under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.

(6)

While the request for placing xylo-oligosaccharides on the market as a novel food within the Union was submitted to a Member State in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 258/97, the application also meets the requirements laid down in Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.

(7)

On 18 July 2016, the competent authority of Hungary issued its initial assessment report. In that report, it concluded that xylo-oligosaccharides meets the criteria for a novel food ingredient set out in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 258/97.

(8)

On 12 June 2017, the Commission forwarded the initial assessment report to the other Member States. Reasoned objections were raised by other Member States within the 60-day period laid down in the first subparagraph of Article 6(4) of Regulation (EC) No 258/97 with regard to the specifications, stability, anticipated daily intake and toxicological studies.

(9)

In view of the objections raised by the other Member States, the Commission consulted the European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’) on 6 September 2017, asking it to carry out an additional assessment for xylo-oligosaccharides as a novel food ingredient in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 258/97.

(10)

On 27 June 2018, the Authority adopted the ‘Scientific Opinion on the safety of xylo-oligosaccharides as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283’ (4). This opinion is in line with the requirements of Article 11 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.

(11)

That opinion gives sufficient grounds to establish that xylo-oligosaccharides in the proposed uses and use levels when used as an ingredient in bakery and dairy products, fruit spreads, chocolates and soy-drinks, complies with Article 12(1) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.

(12)

Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5) lays down requirements for milk and milk products which apply to xylo-oligosaccharides when used as an ingredient in milk products. Pursuant to point 2 of Part III of Annex VII to that Regulation, xylo-oligosaccharides cannot be used in milk products to replace, in whole or in part, any milk constituent. The use of xylo-oligosaccharides as a novel food in milk products should therefore be limited accordingly.

(13)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   Xylo-oligosaccharides as specified in the Annex to this Regulation shall be included in the Union list of authorised novel foods established in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470.

2.   The entry in the Union list referred to in the first paragraph shall include the conditions of use and labelling requirements laid down in the Annex to this Regulation.

3.   The authorisation provided for in this Article shall be without prejudice to the provisions of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013.

Article 2

The Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

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, 29 October 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 327, 11.12.2015, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 of 20 December 2017 establishing the Union list of novel foods in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council on novel foods (OJ L 351, 30.12.2017, p. 72).

(3)  Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 1997 concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients (OJ L 43, 14.2.1997, p. 1).

(4)  EFSA Journal 2018;16(7): 5361

(5)  Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671).


ANNEX

The Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 is amended as follows:

(1)

The following entry is inserted in Table 1 (Authorised novel foods) in alphabetical order:

Authorised novel food

Conditions under which the novel food may be used

Additional specific labelling requirements

Other requirements

‘Xylo-oligosaccharides

Specified food category

Maximum levels (**)

The designation of the novel food on the labelling of the foodstuffs containing it shall be “Xylo-oligosaccharides”’

 

White bread

14 g/kg

Whole meal bread

14 g/kg

Breakfast cereals

14 g/kg

Biscuits

14 g/kg

Soy drink

3,5 g/kg

Yoghurt (*)

3,5 g/kg

Fruit spreads

30 g/kg

Chocolate confectionery

30 g/kg

(*)

When used in milk products xylo-oligosaccharides shall not replace, in whole or in part, any milk constituent

(**)

Maximum levels calculated on the basis of the specifications of Powder form 1.

(2)

The following entry is inserted in Table 2 (Specifications) in alphabetical order:

Authorised Novel Food

Specification

‘Xylo-oligosaccharides

Description:

The novel food is a mixture of xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS) which are obtained from corncobs (Zea mays subsp. mays) via hydrolysis by a xylanase from Trichoderma reesei followed by a purification process.

Characteristics/Composition

Parameter

Powder form 1

Powder form 2

Syrup form

Moisture (%)

≤ 5,0

≤ 5,0

70-75

Protein (g/100 g)

< 0,2

Ash (%)

≤ 0,3

pH

3,5-5,0

Total carbohydrate content (g/100 g)

≥ 97

≥ 95

≥ 70

XOS content (dry basis) (g/100 g)

≥ 95

≥ 70

≥ 70

Other carbohydrates (g/100 g) (a)

2,5-7,5

2-16

1,5-31,5

Monosaccharides total (g/100 g)

0-4,5

0-13

0-29

Glucose (g/100 g)

0-2

0-5

0-4

Arabinose (g/100 g)

0-1,5

0-3

0-10

Xylose (g/100 g)

0-1,0

0-5

0-15

Disaccharides total (g/100 g)

27,5-48

25-43

26,5-42,5

Xylobiose (XOS DP2) (g/100 g)

25-45

23-40

25-40

Cellobiose (g/100 g)

2,5-3

2-3

1,5-2,5

Oligosaccharides total (g/100 g)

41-77

36-72

32-71

xylotriose (XOS DP3) (g/100 g)

27-35

18-30

18-30

xylotetraose (XOS DP4) (g/100 g)

10-20

10-20

8-20

xylopentaose (XOS DP5) (g/100 g)

3-10

5-10

3-10

xylohexaose (XOS DP6) (g/100 g)

1-5

1-5

1-5

Xyloheptaose (XOS DP7) (g/100 g)

0-7

2-7

2-6

Maltodextrin (g/100 g) (b)

0

20-25

0

Copper (mg/kg)

< 5,0

Lead (mg/kg)

< 0,5

Arsenic (mg/kg)

< 0,3

Salmonella (CFU (c)/25 g)

Negative

E, coli (MPN (d)/100 g)

Negative

Yeast (CFU/g)

< 10

Mould (CFU/g)

< 10

DP: Degree of polymerization

(a)

Other carbohydrates include monosaccharides (glucose, xylose and arabinose) and cellobiose.

(b)

Maltodextrin content is calculated according to the amount added in the process.

(c)

CFU: Colony Forming Units.

(d)

MPN: Most Probable Number.’


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Official Journal of the European Union

L 275/7


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/1649

of 5 November 2018

amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards removal from the Union list of certain flavouring substances

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1601/91, Regulations (EC) No 2232/96 and (EC) No 110/2008 and Directive 2000/13/EC (1), and in particular Articles 11(3) and 25(3) thereof,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings (2), and in particular Article 7(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 lays down a Union list of flavourings and source materials approved for use in and on foods and their conditions of use.

(2)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 872/2012 (3) adopted the list of flavouring substances and introduced that list it in Part A of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008.

(3)

That list may be updated in accordance with the common procedure referred to in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008, either on the initiative of the Commission or following an application submitted by a Member State or by an interested party.

(4)

The Union list of flavourings and source materials contains a number of substances for which the European Food Safety Authority (the ‘Authority’) has requested additional scientific data to be provided for completion of the evaluation before specific deadlines established in Part A of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008.

(5)

In the case of the following three substances: p-mentha-1,4(8)-dien-3-one (FL No 07.127), 2-aminoacetophenone (FL No 11.008), and 4-acetyl-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one (FL No 13.175), the persons responsible for placing them on the market have withdrawn the application.

(6)

Therefore, the substances p-mentha-1,4(8)-dien-3-one (FL No 07.127), 2-aminoacetophenone (FL No 11.008), and 4-acetyl-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one (FL No 13.175) should be removed from the Union list.

(7)

Part A of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

Due to technical reasons, transitional periods should be laid down to cover food to which any of the three flavouring substances have been added, which has been placed on the market or dispatched from third countries for the Union, before the entry into force of this Regulation

(9)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Part A of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

1.   Foods to which any of the flavouring substances listed in the Annex to this Regulation have been added and were lawfully placed on the market before the date of entry into force of this Regulation may be marketed until their date of minimum durability or use by date.

2.   Foods imported into the Union to which any of the flavouring substances listed in the Annex to this Regulation have been added may be marketed until their date of minimum durability or use by date where the importer of such food can demonstrate that they were dispatched from the third country concerned and were en route to the Union before the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

3.   The transitional periods provided in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to mixtures of flavourings.

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, 5 November 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 34.

(2)  OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 1.

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 872/2012 of 1 October 2012 adopting the list of flavouring substances provided for by Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council, introducing it in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000 and Commission Decision 1999/217/EC (OJ L 267, 2.10.2012, p. 1).


ANNEX

In Part A of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008, the following entries are deleted:

‘07.127

p-Mentha-1,4(8)-dien-3-one

491-09-8

757

11189

 

 

2

EFSA

11.008

2-Aminoacetophenone

551-93-9

 

2041

 

 

4

EFSA

13.175

4-Acetyl-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one

 

 

 

 

 

1

EFSA’


6.11.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 275/10


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1650

of 5 November 2018

amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards the entries for Canada, Russia and the United States in the list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which certain poultry commodities may be imported into or transit through the Union in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/99/EC of 16 December 2002 laying down the animal health rules governing the production, processing, distribution and introduction of products of animal origin for human consumption (1), and in particular the introductory phrase of Article 8, the first subparagraph of point 1 of Article 8, point 4 of Article 8 and Article 9(4)(c) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2009/158/EC of 30 November 2009 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs (2), and in particular Articles 23(1), 24(2) and Article 25 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 (3) lays down veterinary certification requirements for imports into and transit, including storage during transit, through the Union of poultry and poultry products (the commodities). It provides that the commodities are only to be imported into and transit through the Union from the third countries, territories, zones or compartments listed in columns 1 and 3 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I thereto.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 provides that consignments of commodities may only be imported into and transit through the Union if they comply with certain conditions, including the specific conditions set out in column 6 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I thereto, and where appropriate, the ‘closing date’ and ‘opening date’ set out in columns 6A and 6B of that table. The closing date indicates the date from which consignments of commodities produced in a third country, territory, zone or compartment are no longer authorised for import into or transit through the Union, while the opening date indicates the date from which consignments of commodities produced in a third country, territory, zone or compartment are again authorised for import into or transit through the Union.

(3)

The entries in columns 6A and 6B are kept in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 to prevent the import into and transit through the Union of consignments of commodities produced in the restricted zones outside the Union during the period when the import into and transit through the Union of such consignments was not authorised in accordance with the rules laid down in that Regulation.

(4)

The entry for Canada in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 includes zones of that third country which, following the confirmation of HPAI, have applied stamping out, cleaning and disinfection and have been re-authorised for imports into and transit through the Union of certain poultry commodities with an opening date of more than two years ago. The entry for Canada should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

The entry for the United States in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 includes zones of that third country which, following the confirmation of HPAI, have applied stamping out, cleaning and disinfection and have been re-authorised for imports into and transit through the Union of certain poultry commodities with an opening date of more than two years ago. The entry for the United States should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 also lays down the conditions for a third country, territory, zone or compartment to be considered as free from HPAI.

(7)

Russia is listed in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as a third country from which imports into and transit through the Union of certain poultry commodities are authorised from the whole of its territory.

(8)

On 17 November 2016, Russia confirmed the presence of HPAI of subtype H5N8 in a poultry holding on its territory. Since November 2016, Russia has confirmed several outbreaks of HPAI in poultry holdings on its territory. Due to those confirmed outbreaks since November 2016 Russia cannot be considered as free from that disease and the veterinary authorities of Russia are not in a position to certify consignments of meat of poultry for human consumption intended for import into or transit through the Union.

(9)

The veterinary authorities of Russia have submitted information to the Commission on the outbreaks of HPAI and have confirmed that since 17 November 2016 they have suspended issuing veterinary certificates for consignments of meat of poultry for human consumption intended for import into or transit through the Union.

(10)

Therefore, no consignments of such products originating in Russia have been introduced into the Union since that date. For reasons of clarity and legal certainty, it is appropriate to document this situation and introduce in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 the relevant closing date. This also ensures that, where Russia regains freedom from HPAI and an opening date is established, consignments of such products produced after the closing date and before that opening date will not be eligible for introduction into the Union.

(11)

The entry for Russia in the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended to take account of the epidemiological situation in that third country since November 2016 and indicate the closing date from which that third country cannot be considered as free from HPAI

(12)

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(13)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third 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, 5 November 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 18, 23.1.2003, p. 11.

(2)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 74.

(3)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 of 8 August 2008 laying down a list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which poultry and poultry products may be imported into and transit through the Community and the veterinary certification requirements (OJ L 226, 23.8.2008, p. 1).


ANNEX

Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)

the entry for Canada is replaced by the following:

ISO code and name of third country or territory

Code of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Description of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Veterinary certificate

Specific conditions

Specific conditions

Avian influenza surveillance status

Avian influenza vaccination status

Salmonella Control Status (6)

Model(s)

Additional guarantees

Closing date (1)

Opening date (2)

1

2

3

4

5

6

6A

6B

7

8

9

‘CA-Canada

CA-0

Whole country

SPF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP, E

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4

CA-1

The whole country of Canada excluding area CA-2

WGM

VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRP, SRA, LT20

 

N

 

 

A

 

S1, ST1’

POU, RAT

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

CA-2

Territory of Canada corresponding to: none

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

the entry for Russia is replaced by the following:

ISO code and name of third country or territory

Code of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Description of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Veterinary certificate

Specific conditions

Specific conditions

Avian influenza surveillance status

Avian influenza vaccination status

Salmonella Control Status (6)

Model(s)

Additional guarantees

Closing date (1)

Opening date (2)

1

2

3

4

5

6

6A

6B

7

8

9

‘RU-Russia

RU-0

Whole country

EP, E

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4’

POU

 

P2

17.11.2016

 

 

 

(3)

the entry for the United States is replaced by the following:

ISO code and name of third country or territory

Code of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Description of third country, territory, zone or compartment

Veterinary certificate

Specific conditions

Specific conditions

Avian influenza surveillance status

Avian influenza vaccination status

Salmonella Control Status (6)

Model(s)

Additional guarantees

Closing date (1)

Opening date (2)

1

2

3

4

5

6

6A

6B

7

8

9

‘US – United States

US-0

Whole country

SPF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP, E

 

 

 

 

 

 

S4

US-1

The whole country of the United States excluding area US-2

WGM

VIII

 

 

 

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

BPP, BPR, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRP, SRA, LT20

 

 

 

A

 

S3, ST1

US-2

Territory of the United States corresponding to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US-2.1

State of Tennessee:

 

Lincoln County

 

Franklin County

 

Moore County

WGM

VIII

P2

4.3.2017

11.8.2017

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRP, SRA, LT20

 

A

 

S3, ST1

US-2.2

State of Alabama:

 

Madison County

 

Jackson County

WGM

VIII

P2

4.3.2017

11.8.2017

 

 

 

POU, RAT

 

N

P2

 

 

 

BPR, BPP, DOC, DOR, HEP, HER, SRP, SRA, LT20

 

A

 

S3, ST1’


DECISIONS

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 275/14


COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2018/1651

of 31 October 2018

on the financial contributions to be paid by Member States to finance the European Development Fund, including the third instalment for 2018

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

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

Having regard to the Internal Agreement between the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council, on the financing of European Union aid under the multiannual financial framework for the period 2014 to 2020, in accordance with the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement and on the allocation of financial assistance for the Overseas Countries and Territories to which Part Four of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union applies (1), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2015/323 of 2 March 2015 on the financial regulation applicable to the 11th European Development Fund (‘the 11th EDF Financial Regulation’) (2), and in particular Article 21(5) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 21(5) of the 11th EDF Financial Regulation, the Commission is to present a proposal by 10 October 2018 specifying: (a) the amount of the third instalment of the contribution for 2018; and (b) a revised annual amount of the contribution for 2018, in cases where the amount deviates from actual needs.

(2)

In accordance with Article 52 of the 11th EDF Financial Regulation, the European Investment Bank (EIB) sent to the Commission its updated estimates of commitments and payments under the instruments it manages.

(3)

Article 22(1) of the 11th EDF Financial Regulation provides that calls for contributions first use up the amounts provided for in previous European Development Funds (EDFs). Therefore, a call for funds under the 11th EDF should be made for funds called by the Commission.

(4)

On 9 July 2018, the Council adopted Decision (EU) 2018/965 (3), setting the annual amount of the Member States' EDF contributions for 2018 at EUR 4 250 000 000 for the Commission and at EUR 250 000 000 for the EIB,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The individual EDF contributions to be paid by the Member States to the Commission and the EIB as the third instalment for 2018 are provided for in the table set out in the Annex.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 31 October 2018.

For the Council

The President

J. BOGNER-STRAUSS


(1)  OJ L 210, 6.8.2013, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 58, 3.3.2015, p. 17.

(3)  Council Decision (EU) 2018/965 of 6 July 2018 on the financial contributions to be paid by Member States to finance the European Development Fund, including the second instalment and a revised annual amount for 2018 (OJ L 172, 9.7.2018, p. 4).


ANNEX

MEMBER STATES

Key 10th EDF %

Key 11th EDF %

3rd instalment 2018 (EUR)

Total

Commission

EIB

11th EDF

10th EDF

BELGIUM

3,53

3,24927

29 243 430,00

0,00

29 243 430,00

BULGARIA

0,14

0,21853

1 966 770,00

0,00

1 966 770,00

CZECH REPUBLIC

0,51

0,79745

7 177 050,00

0,00

7 177 050,00

DENMARK

2,00

1,98045

17 824 050,00

0,00

17 824 050,00

GERMANY

20,50

20,57980

185 218 200,00

0,00

185 218 200,00

ESTONIA

0,05

0,08635

777 150,00

0,00

777 150,00

IRELAND

0,91

0,94006

8 460 540,00

0,00

8 460 540,00

GREECE

1,47

1,50735

13 566 150,00

0,00

13 566 150,00

SPAIN

7,85

7,93248

71 392 320,00

0,00

71 392 320,00

FRANCE

19,55

17,81269

160 314 210,00

0,00

160 314 210,00

CROATIA

0,00

0,22518

2 026 620,00

0,00

2 026 620,00

ITALY

12,86

12,53009

112 770 810,00

0,00

112 770 810,00

CYPRUS

0,09

0,11162

1 004 580,00

0,00

1 004 580,00

LATVIA

0,07

0,11612

1 045 080,00

0,00

1 045 080,00

LITHUANIA

0,12

0,18077

1 626 930,00

0,00

1 626 930,00

LUXEMBOURG

0,27

0,25509

2 295 810,00

0,00

2 295 810,00

HUNGARY

0,55

0,61456

5 531 040,00

0,00

5 531 040,00

MALTA

0,03

0,03801

342 090,00

0,00

342 090,00

NETHERLANDS

4,85

4,77678

42 991 020,00

0,00

42 991 020,00

AUSTRIA

2,41

2,39757

21 578 130,00

0,00

21 578 130,00

POLAND

1,30

2,00734

18 066 060,00

0,00

18 066 060,00

PORTUGAL

1,15

1,19679

10 771 110,00

0,00

10 771 110,00

ROMANIA

0,37

0,71815

6 463 350,00

0,00

6 463 350,00

SLOVENIA

0,18

0,22452

2 020 680,00

0,00

2 020 680,00

SLOVAKIA

0,21

0,37616

3 385 440,00

0,00

3 385 440,00

FINLAND

1,47

1,50909

13 581 810,00

0,00

13 581 810,00

SWEDEN

2,74

2,93911

26 451 990,00

0,00

26 451 990,00

UNITED KINGDOM

14,82

14,67862

132 107 580,00

0,00

132 107 580,00

TOTAL EU-28

100,00

100,00

900 000 000,00

0,00

900 000 000,00


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