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COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION EIGTH ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN FISHERIES FUND (2014)

SWD/2015/0295 final

Brussels, 17.12.2015

SWD(2015) 295 final

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT

Accompanying the document

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION

EIGTH ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN FISHERIES FUND (2014)

{COM(2015) 662 final}


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.ANALYSIS PER MEMBER STATE3

2.FINANCIAL TABLES15



1.ANALYSIS PER MEMBER STATE

Belgium

The EFF operational programme (OP) covers the entire territory of Belgium, which is designated as a non-convergence region (except Hainaut, which is phasing out).

EFF funds allocated to Belgium for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 26 261 648, which represents 0.61 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 48 239 502.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

54.3 % for axis 1, 3.0 % for axis 2, 32.4 % for axis 3, 7.2 % for axis 4 and 3.0 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

By the end of 2014, 97.6 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 70.5 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 1 762 734 was committed by the Member State ( 6.7 % of the total allocation) and EUR 1 159 487 was certified to the Commission.

Bulgaria

The OP covers the entire territory of Bulgaria, which is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Bulgaria for the period 2007-2013 amounted to EUR 80 009 708, which represents 1.85 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union. Following the EFF decommitment at end-2014, this amount was reduced to EUR 62 783 168.

Total public contribution was initially EUR 106 679 611 which, following the last OP modification of 06.12.2013 dropped to EUR 101 168 996. The situation was the same at the end of 2014 as no OP modification occurred during 2014.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014 7.9 % for axis 1; 47.4 % for axis 2; 18.4 % for axis 3; 20.9 % for axis 4 and 5.3 % for axis 5 (in line with the last OP modification: Commission Decision C(2013) 9036 of 06.12.2013)

Main implementation aspects:

Automatic decommitment at the end of 2013: EUR 3 568 501 in convergence regions and at the end of 2014: EUR 9 525 078. The 2014 de-commitment represents 68.27 % of the 2011 annual allocation and 11.90 % of the initial, total EFF allocation.

By the end of 2014, an amount of EUR 76 074 756,9 was committed, which represents 97 % of the original EFF total amount  of EUR 78 071 718.91. Also, an amount of EUR 36 073 199,59 was certified to the Commission by end 2014, which represents 46,20% of the original EFF allocation.

In 2014 only, 16.87 % of the original EFF total amount (EUR 13 504 806.83)  was committed from EFF by the Member State. 

The last OP modification occurred in 2013 with the Commission Decision C(2013) 9036 of 06/12/2013. The de-commitments experienced at the end of 2013 and 2014 are still to be reflected in a modified OP.

Czech Republic

The OP covers the entire territory of the Czech Republic with the exception of Prague region, and it is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to the Czech Republic for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 27 106 675, which represents 0.63 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 36 142 234.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

61 % for axis 2, 34 % for axis 3, and 5.0 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

The n+2 rule in 2014 has been met and the need to decommit eliminated.

Following the introduction of corrective measures by the CZ authorities in 2014, the COM accepted with follow-up the revised 2012 and 2013 ACRs and CZ was able to resume interim payments. The CA submitted on 19 Dec 2014 a new payment claim of EUR 3.25 M from which the ineligible expenditure of EUR 1.23 M had been deducted.

By the end of 2014, 91 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 70 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 2 135 905.83 was committed by the Member State ( 8 % of the total allocation) and EUR 3 253 164.63 EFF-related expenditure was certified to the Commission.

Denmark

The OP covers the entire territory of Denmark, which is designated as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Denmark for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 133 675 169, which represents 3.1 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 238  840  272.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

24.7 % for axis 1, 17.4 % for axis 2, 43.4 % for axis 3, 11.9 % for axis 4 and 2.6 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

By the end of 2014, around 85 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 74 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 6 311 292 was committed by the Member State ( 5.5 % of the total allocation) and EUR 35 762 080 was certified to the Commission.

Germany

The OP covers the entire territory of Germany, with the exception of the Länder Hamburg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. The Länder Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and the region of Luneburg in Lower Saxony are designated as convergence regions and the rest of the Länder as non-convergence regions.

EFF funds allocated to Germany for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 146 581 662, which represents 3.4 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 228 589 168.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

2.3 % for axis 1, 29.5 % for axis 2, 49.8 % for axis 3, 16.1 % for axis 4 and 2.4 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

Automatic decommitment at the end of 2014: EUR 3 148 234 in convergence regions, representing 23 % of the annual allocation; and EUR 2 135 953 in non-convergence regions, which represents 24 % of the annual allocation.

By the end of 2014, 76 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 61 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 11 997 513, was committed by the Member State ( 8 % of the total allocation) and EUR 11 800 128 was certified to the Commission.

Estonia

The OP covers the entire territory of Estonia, which is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Estonia for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 84 568 039, which represents 2.0 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 112  757  386.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

18.0 % for axis 1, 29.1 % for axis 2, 25.1 % for axis 3, 22.8 % for axis 4 and 5.0 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

Despite promising progress achieved during exchanges between the Commission and the Member State throughout the year 2014 payments to Estonia for the EFF related to some expenditure certified under Article 25(2) remained interrupted because there was no full guarantee that all of the expenditure declared under this measure was eligible. For the same reason, in May the Commission had to proceed to suspension of part of the payments for the programme.

By the end of 2014, 79 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 58 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 16  714  007 was committed by the Member State (20 % of the total allocation) and EUR 17 489 081 was certified to the Commission.

Ireland

The Irish OP covers the entire country, which is designated as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Ireland for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 42  266  603, which represents 0.98 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 66 347 426.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

57.2 % for axis 1,13.6 % for axis 2, 26.4 % for axis 3, 2.4 % for axis 4 and 0.4 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

There was no automatic decommitment at the end of 2014.

By the end of 2014, 83 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 71 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 3 021 172 was committed by Ireland (representing 7.15 % of the total EFF allocation) and EUR 2 605 613 was certified to the Commission.

Greece

The OP covers the whole territory of Greece (the regions of Sterea Ellada and South Aegean are non-convergence regions while the rest of the country is a convergence region).

EFF funds allocated to Greece for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 207 832 237 (EUR 176 836 728 for the 11 convergence regions and EUR 30 995 509 for the two non-convergence regions), which represents 4.83 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 274 105 143.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

36.5 % for axis 1, 24.4 % for axis 2, 19.1 % for axis 3, 17.4 % for axis 4 and 2.6 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

In 2014, the OP was modified in terms of its financial table (Commission Decision C(2014)6080 of 27.08.2014) for reasons of sound financial management. Despite the fact that the OP has made significant progress in terms of its implementation both at operational and financial level, the amount of 5 277 880 had been de-committed due to N+2 rule (commitment of 2012). The increase in the absorption rate at EU payment level, currently amounting to 81.86 % (including pre-financing), is also related to the use of the provisions under Regulation (EU) No 387/2012 allowing for a 10 % top-up since the date (11 May 2010) the Intercreditor Agreement and the Loan Facility Agreement for Greece entered into force.

By the end of 2014, 96.82% of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 63.72 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 43 578 057.7 was committed by Greece (20.97 % of the total EFF allocation) and EUR 15 057 831.04 was certified to the Commission.

Spain

The Spanish OP covers Galicia, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Andalucia, Principado de Asturias, Region de Murcia, and Ciudades autonomas de Ceuta y Melilla as convergence regions and the rest of the country as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Spain for the period 2007-2014 amount to EUR 1 117 001 406, which represents 25.66 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 2 207 842 936.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014

42.4 % for axis 1, 25.5 % for axis 2, 25.4 % for axis 3, 4 % for axis 4 and 2.2 % for axis 5

Main implementation aspects:

Automatic decommitment at the end of 2014: EUR 61 750 438 in convergence regions. This represents 45 % of the annual allocation of EUR 136 163 340.

By the end of 2014, 83.1 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 67.2 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 80 870 701 was committed by the Member State and EUR 99 010 445 was certified to the Commission.

Analysis of 2014 AIR confirms that progress has been slow in convergence.  In the non-convergence area, the increase of commitments is satisfactory and more especially on Axis 4.  We notice that the progress towards implementation of the EFF was disappointing on 31/12/2013 but regions have reallocated the unused funds among themselves via transfers in order to optimise the implementation of projects on the two remaining years.

France

The OP covers four convergence regions, Guadeloupe, Guyane, Martinique and Réunion (the outermost regions), and the rest of the country is designated as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to France for the period 2007-2013 amounted to EUR 216 053 084.00 (EUR 34 250 343 for convergence regions and EUR 18 802 741 for non-convergence region), which represents 5 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union. As a result of the funds losses during the programming period, due to automatic decommitment, the EFF budget was reduced to EUR 213 025 429.

Total public contribution amounts currently to EUR 567 785 571 (38% of the EFF and 62% of the national public co-financing).

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014 was as follows: 42.4 % for axis 1, 25.5 % for axis 2, 25.4% for axis 3, 4.4 % for axis 4 and 2.2 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

For the third consecutive year the automatic decommitment affected the convergence regions. The amout decommitted at the end of 2014 was EUR 1 020 226, which represents 18%of the annual allocation for 2012 and 8% of the total intial EFF allocation for the convergence regions.

By the end of 2014, 63 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 67 % was certified. In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 27 609 458 was committed by the Member State and EUR 18 711 839 13 was certified to the Commission.

Croatia

Following the accession of Croatia to the EU on 1 July 2013, an EFF operational programme was submitted on 31 October 2013.

The Croatian OP as approved by the Commission on 19 December 2013 covers the entire territory of the country, which is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Croatia for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 8 700 000, which represents 0.20 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

The total public contribution amounts to EUR 11 600 000.

Allocation between priority axes: 51.8 % for axis 1, 43.2 % for axis 2 and 5 % for axis 5.

Overall assessment: During 2014 the Croatian authorities focused on setting up the management and control systems and other preparatory measures for launching the OP implementation on the ground. Three of the four measures of the OP were opened for tender, some of which towards the end of the year and did not translate into high commitments.

By the end of 2014, EUR 19 573.89 had been committed by the Member State but no expenditure was certified to the Commission.

Italy

The OP covers Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily as convergence regions and the rest of the country as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Italy for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 424 342 854, which represents 9.9 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 848 685 708.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

42.83 % for axis 1, 23.32 % for axis 2, 21.66 % for axis 3, 8.02 % for axis 4 and 4.38 % for axis 5

Main implementation aspects:

Automatic decommitment at the end of 2014: EUR 23 338 556 in the convergence region and EUR 3 075 542 in non-convergence regions. This represents 49.74 % of the annual allocation 2012 in the convergence region and 19.51 % of the annual allocation 2012 in non-convergence regions.

The ongoing economic crisis is delaying the implementation of investment measures, mainly under axes 2, 3 and 4.

By the end of 2014, 86.66 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 62.15 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 46 675 089.90 was committed by the Member State (11.27% of the total allocation) and EUR 36 511 369.00 was certified to the Commission.

Cyprus

The OP covers the entire territory of the Republic of Cyprus, which is designated as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to the Republic of Cyprus for the period 2007-2013 amount to
EUR 19
 724  418, which represents 0.46 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 36 148 836.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

39.5 % for axis 1, 10.1 % for axis 2, 42.7 % for axis 3, 5.1 % for axis 4 and 2.5 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

Despite the exceptional financial circumstances that the Republic of Cyprus has faced since 2013, in 2014 significant progress has been made in the implementation of projects approved for funding under the Cypriot EFF OP 2007-2013 both at operational and financial level. The absorption rate at EU payment level, currently amounting to 95 %, is also related to the use of the provisions under Regulation (EU) No 387/2012 allowing for a 10 % top-up since the date (26 April 2013) the economic adjustment programme was signed.

By the end of 2014, 100.54 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 87.4 % was certified.

In 2014, no further EFF commitments were made by the Republic of Cyprus and EUR 1 744 336.33 was certified to the Commission.

Latvia

The OP covers the entire territory of Latvia, which is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Latvia for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 125 015 563, which represents 2.9 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 166 687 419.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

21.0 % for axis 1, 41.0 % for axis 2, 25.1 % for axis 3, 9.0 % for axis 4 and 4.0 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

By the end of 2014, 102.5 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 80.9 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 17 724 623 was committed by the Member State ( 14 % of the total allocation) and EUR 16 211 375 was certified to the Commission.

Lithuania

The OP covers the entire territory of Lithuania, which is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Lithuania for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 54 713 408, which represents 1.3 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 72 187 373.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

8.9 % for axis 1, 56.3 % for axis 2, 17.7 % for axis 3, 4.9 % for axis 4 and 4.9 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

By the end of 2014, 100.14 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 74.35 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 6 416 466.58 was committed by the Member State ( 11.72 % of the total allocation) and EUR 5 586 918 was certified to the Commission.



Hungary

The Hungarian OP covers the Central Hungary Region (Budapest and Pest County) as a non-convergence region and the rest of the country as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Hungary for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 34 850 860, which represents 0.81 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 46  678  241.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

86.8 % for axis 2, 7.3 % for axis 3 and 5.9 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

By the end of 2014, 94.9 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 82.5 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 3 158 582 was committed by the Member State ( 9 % of the total allocation) and EUR 3 089 351 was certified to the Commission.

Malta

The OP covers the territory of the Maltese islands, which falls entirely under the category of ‘convergence region’.

EFF funds allocated to Malta for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 8  372  329, which represents 0.19 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 11 163 103.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

33.7 % for axis 1, 9 % for axis 2, 51.01 % for axis 3 and 6.5 % for axis 5

Main implementation aspects:

There was no automatic decommitment at the end of 2014.

By the end of 2014, Malta had committed EUR 8 079 156.4 (96.5 %) and certified EUR 5 776 952.12 (69 %) of EFF expenditure.

The Netherlands

The OP covers the entire territory of the Netherlands, which is designated as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to the Netherlands for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 48  578  417, which represents 1.1 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 120 578 417.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

34.8 % for axis 1, 15.2 % for axis 2, 34.8 % for axis 3, 10.3 % for axis 4 and 4.9 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

As in 2013, the national audit authority and the Commission services detected in 2014 serious deficiencies in the management and control system which needed to be corrected. As a result, payments remained interrupted.

By the end of 2014, 112% of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 66.6 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 4 473 463 was committed by the Member State ( 9.2 % of the total allocation) and due the problems described above only EUR 129 500 was certified to the Commission.

Austria

The OP covers the entire territory of Austria, which is designated as a non-convergence region with the exception of one convergence region (Burgenland).

EFF funds allocated to Austria for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 5 259 318, which represents 0.12 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 10 393 753.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

98.9 % for axis 2, 0.2 % for axis 4 and 0.9 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

Automatic decommitment at the end of 2014: EUR 9 821 in convergence regions, representing 41% of the annual allocation.

By the end of 2014, 100 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 95 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 4 640 was committed by the Member State ( 0.09 % of the total allocation) and EUR 274 079 was certified to the Commission.

Poland

The OP covers the entire territory of Poland, which is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Poland for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 734  092  574, which represents 17 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 978 790 099.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

17 % for axis 1, 28 % for axis 2, 24 % for axis 3, 26 % for axis 4 and 5 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

By the end of 2014, 98.7 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 70.4 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 88 345 236 was committed by the Member State ( 12 % of the total allocation) and EUR 132 229 322 was certified to the Commission.

Portugal

The Portuguese OP covers Lisbon and the autonomous Region of Madeira as non-convergence regions and the rest of the country as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Portugal for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 246  485  249, which represents 5.72 % of the EFF allocation for the Union. As a result of the loss of funds due to automatic decommitment during the programming period, the EFF appropriations available are currently EUR 225 864 267.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 297 642 054.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2013:

25.95 % for axis 1, 37.67 % for axis 2, 29.91 % for axis 3, 7.05 % for axis 4 and 3.41 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

Automatic decommitment at the end of 2014: EUR 882 401 in non-convergence regions. This represents 5.0 % of annual allocation in non-convergence regions.

By the end of 2014, 97.0 % of the orginal EFF total amount had been commited and 60.0 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 57 348 768 was commited by the Member State, representing 25.3 % of the total allocation, and EUR 39 002 145 was certified to the Commission.

Romania

The Romanian OP covers the entire territory of the country, which is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Romania for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 230  714  207, which represents 5.35 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union. Following the last decommitment in 2014, this amount is now limited to EUR 178 273 115.

Total public contribution was initially EUR 307  618  942.7, which dropped to EUR 237 697 486,04 following the end-2014 decommitment.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

0.97 % for axis 1, 65.41 % for axis 2, 7.56% for axis 3, 19.04 % for axis 4 and 7.0 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

Automatic decommitment at the end of 2014: EUR 17 908 511 in convergence region. This represents 42.37 % of the 2012 commitment and 7.76 % of the initial, total EFF allocation.

By the end of 2014, a total EFF amount of EUR 93 499 345.77was committed and EUR 84 198 459.39 was certified to the European Commission . The amount certified represents 36.49 % of the original EFF allocation for Romania (EUR 230 714 207)..

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 57 691 669.47 was committed by Romania and EUR 16 690 534.61 was certified to the Commission.



Slovenia

The Slovenian OP covers the entire territory of the country, which is designated as a convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Slovenia for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 21  640  283, which represents 0.50 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

The total public contribution amounts to EUR 28 853  712.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2013:

10 % for axis 1, 33 % for axis 2, 35 % for axis 3, 10 % for axis 4 and 12 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

There was no automatic decommitment at the end of 2014 and the programme run smoothly.

By the end of 2014, EUR 19 862 804.91, representing 91.78% of the EFF total amount, had been committed by the Member State, and expenditure of EUR 16 221 100.29, representing 74.95% of the EFF total amount was certified to the Commission.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 1 339 266.06 was committed by the Member State (6.2% of the total allocation) and EUR 3 440 657.56 was certified to the Commission.

Slovakia

The OP covers the entire territory of the country, which is designated as a convergence region, with the exception of Bratislava and surrounding districts as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Slovakia for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 13 688 528, which represents 0.32 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 17 822 535.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

87.7 % for axis 2, 7.0 % for axis 4 and 5.3 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

Automatic decommitment at the end of 2014: EUR 29 952 in the non-convergence region, which represents 20 % of the annual allocation and 0.2 % of the total EFF allocation for Slovakia's non-convergence EFF allocation.

By the end of 2014, 83 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 66 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 1 693.049 was committed by the Member State ( 13 % of the total allocation) and EUR 1 818 761 was certified to the Commission.

Finland

The OP covers the entire territory of the country, which is designated as a non-convergence region. It also includes support for the Åland Islands.

EFF funds allocated to Finland for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 39  448  827, which represents 0.92 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 91 848 827.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

6.3 % for axis 1, 46.7 % for axis 2, 36.0 % for axis 3, 9.1 % for axis 4 and 1.8 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

By the end of 2014, 86.5 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 63.2 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 4 384 779 was committed by the Member State ( 11 % of the total allocation) and EUR 4 108 866 was certified to the Commission.

Sweden

The OP covers the entire territory of the country, which is designated as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to Sweden for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 54 664 803, which represents 1.3 % of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

Total public contribution amounts to EUR 104 774 205.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014:

24.0 % for axis 1, 20.0 % for axis 2, 36.8 % for axis 3, 14.2 % for axis 4 and 5.0 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects:

By the end of 2014, 97.8 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 69.1 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 2 944 939 was committed by the Member State (5.4 % of the total allocation) and EUR 5 542 368.16 was certified to the Commission.

United Kingdom

The OP covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, West Wales and the Valleys, Highlands and Islands as convergence regions and the rest of the UK as a non-convergence region.

EFF funds allocated to the UK for the period 2007-2013 amount to EUR 134 201 597, which represents 3% of the total EFF allocation for the Union.

 Total public contribution amounts to EUR 239636060.

Allocation between priority axes in the OP by 31.12.2014;

12.2 % for axis 1, 28.9 % for axis 2, 45.7 % for axis 3, 10.4 % for axis 4 and 2.6 % for axis 5.

Main implementation aspects

By the end of 2014, 95.9 % of the original EFF total amount had been committed and 78.2 % was certified.

In 2014, an EFF amount of EUR 19 873 792.89 was committed by the Member State and EUR 20 453 833.56  was certified to the Commission.

 

3.FINANCIAL TABLES 

TABLE 1 FINANCIAL EXECUTION OF THE EFF BY THE COMMISSION IN CONVERGENCE REGIONS

Country

 

Decided
a

Committed
b

Paid
c

%
(b) / (a)

%
(c) / (a)

Bulgaria

Period 2007-2013

62 783 169

62 783 169

40 409 056,31

100,00%

64,36%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

9 986 093,35

 

Czech Republic

Period 2007-2013

27 106 675

27 106 675

19 509 468,35

100,00%

71,97%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

0,00

 

Germany

Period 2007-2013

88 875 601

88 875 601

65 638 385,81

100,00%

73,85%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

7 367 579,56

 

Estonia

Period 2007-2013

84 568 039

84 568 039

69 771 197,49

100,00%

82,50%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

15 434 669,72

 

Greece

Period 2007-2013

171 558 848

171 558 848

130 351 768,23

100,00%

75,98%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

6 819 466,23

 

Spain

Period 2007-2013

869 052 501

869 052 501

691 025 744,77

100,00%

79,51%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

165 917 255,43

 

France

Period 2007-2013

30 202 462

30 202 462

20 947 776,98

100,00%

69,36%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

2 362 526,67

 

Croatia

Period 2007-2013

8 700 000

8 700 000

2 175 000,00

100,00%

25,00%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

0,00

 

Italy

Period 2007-2013

285 029 760

285 029 760

215 250 891,27

100,00%

75,52%

Financial year: 2007

0

0

36 885 396,38

 

Latvia

Period 2007-2013

125 015 563

125 015 563

118 634 206,03

100,00%

94,90%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

16 211 375,11

 

Lithuania

Period 2007-2013

54 713 408

54 713 408

45 722 592,94

100,00%

83,57%

Financial year: 2007

0

0

5 928 308,26

 

Hungary

Period 2007-2013

34 291 357

34 291 357

28 458 637,39

100,00%

82,99%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

3 019 966,78

 

Malta

Period 2007-2013

8 372 329

8 372 329

6 254 113,69

100,00%

74,70%

Financial year: 2007

0

0

1 760 768,20

 

Austria

Period 2007-2013

177 505

177 505

146 200,99

100,00%

82,36%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

9 545,17

 

Poland

Period 2007-2013

734 092 574

734 092 574

522 607 848,80

100,00%

71,19%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

132 430 235,90

 

Portugal

Period 2007-2013

206 380 024

206 380 024

160 577 736,30

100,00%

77,81%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

27 722 861,89

 

Romania

Period 2007-2013

178 273 115

178 273 115

112 008 165,34

100,00%

62,83%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

24 331 634,79

 

Slovenia

Period 2007-2013

21 640 283

21 640 283

18 617 242,85

100,00%

86,03%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

5 135 416,12

 

Slovakia

Period 2007-2013

12 301 334

12 301 334

9 341 856,11

100,00%

75,94%

Financial year: 2007

0

0

1 285 018,72

 

United Kingdom

Period 2007-2013

43 150 701

43 150 701

32 732 286,55

100,00%

75,86%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

12 877 948,97

 

Total

Period 2007-2013

3 046 285 248

3 046 285 248

2 310 180 176,20

100,00%

75,84%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

475 486 067,25

 


TABLE 2 FINANCIAL EXECUTION OF THE EFF BY THE COMMISSION IN NON-CONVERGENCE REGIONS

Country

 

Decided
a

Committed
b

Paid
c

%
(b) / (a)

%
(c) / (a)

Belgium

Period 2007-2013

26 261 648

26 261 648

19 168 499,99

100,00%

72,99%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

3 312 272,66

 

Denmark

Period 2007-2013

133 675 169

133 675 169

83 947 337,37

100,00%

62,80%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

703 841,35

 

Germany

Period 2007-2013

43 377 857

43 377 857

27 992 985,33

100,00%

64,53%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

4 432 548,75

 

Ireland

Period 2007-2013

42 266 603

42 266 603

33 467 120,83

100,00%

79,18%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

0,00

 

Greece

Period 2007-2013

30 995 509

30 995 509

22 358 983,68

100,00%

72,14%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

190 582,29

 

Spain

Period 2007-2013

186 198 467

186 198 467

158 886 032,24

100,00%

85,33%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

17 228 000,55

 

France

Period 2007-2013

176 893 558

176 893 558

134 708 183,45

100,00%

76,15%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

21 676 759,82

 

Italy

Period 2007-2013

102 617 139

102 617 139

73 466 132,44

100,00%

71,59%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

10 836 024,94

 

Cyprus

Period 2007-2013

19 724 418

19 724 418

18 541 677,89

100,00%

94,00%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

2 995 629,13

 

Hungary

Period 2007-2013

452 113

452 113

347 113,67

100,00%

76,78%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

129 846,69

 

Netherlands

Period 2007-2013

43 282 778

43 282 778

27 186 099,98

100,00%

62,81%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

0,00

 

Austria

Period 2007-2013

5 071 992

5 071 992

4 850 151,11

100,00%

95,63%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

264 534,17

 

Portugal

Period 2007-2013

19 484 243

19 484 243

14 584 341,31

100,00%

74,85%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

1 323 398,72

 

Slovakia

Period 2007-2013

567 463

567 463

295 513,52

100,00%

52,08%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

48 277,14

 

Finland

Period 2007-2013

38 491 347

38 491 347

31 131 452,69

100,00%

80,88%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

3 702 853,12

 

Sweden

Period 2007-2013

54 638 257

54 638 257

40 709 427,72

100,00%

74,51%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

5 542 368,16

 

United Kingdom

Period 2007-2013

86 470 226

86 470 226

61 858 729,19

100,00%

71,54%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

19 373 709,21

 

Total

Period 2007-2013

1 010 468 787

1 010 468 787

753 499 782,41

100,00%

74,57%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

91 760 646,70

 


TABLE 3 FINANCIAL EXECUTION OF THE EFF BY THE COMMISSION IN CONVERGENCE AND NON-CONVERGENCE REGIONS

Country

 

Decided
a

Committed
b

Paid
c

%
(b) / (a)

%
(c) / (a)

Belgique-Belgïe

Period 2007-2013

26 261 648

26 261 648

19 168 499,99

100,00%

72,99%

Financial year: 2014

4 566 926

0

3 312 272,66

 

Republic of Bulgaria

Period 2007-2013

62 783 169

62 783 169

40 409 056,31

100,00%

64,36%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

9 986 093,35

 

Czech Republic

Period 2007-2013

27 106 675

27 106 675

19 509 468,35

100,00%

71,97%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

0,00

 

Danmark

Period 2007-2013

133 675 169

133 675 169

83 947 337,37

100,00%

62,80%

Financial year: 2014

20 249 424

0

703 841,35

 

Deutschland

Period 2007-2013

132 253 458

132 253 458

93 631 371,14

100,00%

70,80%

Financial year: 2014

8 938 089

0

11 800 128,31

 

Eesti

Period 2007-2013

84 568 039

84 568 039

69 771 197,49

100,00%

82,50%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

15 434 669,72

 

Ireland

Period 2007-2013

42 266 603

42 266 603

33 467 120,83

100,00%

79,18%

Financial year: 2014

7 350 203

0

0,00

 

Ellas

Period 2007-2013

202 554 357

202 554 357

152 710 751,91

100,00%

75,39%

Financial year: 2014

4 695 273

0

7 010 048,52

 

España

Period 2007-2013

1 055 250 968

1 055 250 968

849 911 777,01

100,00%

80,54%

Financial year: 2014

28 205 774

0

183 145 255,98

 

France

Period 2007-2013

207 096 020

207 096 020

155 655 960,43

100,00%

75,16%

Financial year: 2014

27 539 898

0

24 039 286,49

 

Croatia

Period 2007-2013

8 700 000

8 700 000

2 175 000,00

100,00%

25,00%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

0,00

 

Italia

Period 2007-2013

387 646 899

387 646 899

288 717 023,71

100,00%

74,48%

Financial year: 2014

63 740 728

0

47 721 421,32

 

Cyprus

Period 2007-2013

19 724 418

19 724 418

18 541 677,89

100,00%

94,00%

Financial year: 2014

2 987 900

0

2 995 629,13

 

Latvia

Period 2007-2013

125 015 563

125 015 563

118 634 206,03

100,00%

94,90%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

16 211 375,11

 

Lietuva

Period 2007-2013

54 713 408

54 713 408

45 722 592,94

100,00%

83,57%

Financial year: 2014

9 332 205

0

5 928 308,26

 

Luxembourg

Period 2007-2013

0

0

0,00

0,00%

0,00%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

0,00

 

Hungary

Period 2007-2013

34 743 470

34 743 470

28 805 751,06

100,00%

82,91%

Financial year: 2014

104 999

0

3 149 813,47

 

Malta

Period 2007-2013

8 372 329

8 372 329

6 254 113,69

100,00%

74,70%

Financial year: 2014

1 645 221

0

1 760 768,20

 

Nederland

Period 2007-2013

43 282 778

43 282 778

27 186 099,98

100,00%

62,81%

Financial year: 2014

7 358 771

0

0,00

 

Österreich

Period 2007-2013

5 249 497

5 249 497

4 996 352,10

100,00%

95,18%

Financial year: 2014

768 317

0

274 079,34

 

Polska

Period 2007-2013

734 092 574

734 092 574

522 607 848,80

100,00%

71,19%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

132 430 235,90

 

Portugal

Period 2007-2013

225 864 267

225 864 267

175 162 077,61

100,00%

77,55%

Financial year: 2014

3 414 743

0

29 046 260,61

 

România

Period 2007-2013

178 273 115

178 273 115

112 008 165,34

100,00%

62,83%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

24 331 634,79

 

Slovenija

Period 2007-2013

21 640 283

21 640 283

18 617 242,85

100,00%

86,03%

Financial year: 2014

0

0

5 135 416,12

 

Slovensko

Period 2007-2013

12 868 797

12 868 797

9 637 369,63

100,00%

74,89%

Financial year: 2014

2 543 929

0

1 333 295,86

 

Suomi-Finland

Period 2007-2013

38 491 347

38 491 347

31 131 452,69

100,00%

80,88%

Financial year: 2014

5 975 800

0

3 702 853,12

 

Sverige

Period 2007-2013

54 638 257

54 638 257

40 709 427,72

100,00%

74,51%

Financial year: 2014

8 280 751

0

5 542 368,16

 

United Kingdom

Period 2007-2013

129 620 927

129 620 927

94 591 015,74

100,00%

72,98%

Financial year: 2014

16 464 455

0

32 251 658,18

 

Total

Period 2007-2013

4 056 754 035

4 056 754 035

3 063 679 958,61

100,00%

75,52%

Financial year: 2014

224 163 406

0

567 246 713,95

 


TABLE 4 EFF PROGRAMMED AMOUNTS BROKEN DOWN BY PRIORITY AXIS AND BY MEMBER STATE

Country

Priority axis 1

Priority axis 2

Priority axis 3

Priority axis 4

Priority axis 5

Total

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

BE

Belgique-Belgïe

14.259.395

54,30

800.000

3,05

8.502.253

32,38

1.900.000

7,23

800.000

3,05

26.261.648

BG

Republic of Bulgaria

3.941.384

6,28

26.626.398

42,41

13.208.268

21,04

15.888.716

25,31

3.118.402

4,97

62.783.168

CZ

Czech Republic

-

-

16.443.851

60,66

9.307.490

34,34

-

-

1.355.334

5,00

27.106.675

DK

Danmark

32.979.865

24,67

21.288.590

15,93

59.690.608

44,65

15.959.731

11,94

3.756.375

2,81

133.675.169

DE

Deutschland

2.260.683

1,71

38.016.485

28,75

67.724.225

51,21

21.221.456

16,05

3.030.609

2,29

132.253.458

EE

Eesti

13.786.416

16,30

25.874.116

30,60

21.621.472

25,57

19.057.633

22,54

4.228.402

5,00

84.568.039

IE

Ireland

28.092.890

66,47

4.500.000

10,65

8.750.000

20,70

788.000

1,86

135.713

0,32

42.266.603

GR

Ellas

78.630.494

38,82

49.780.644

24,58

38.705.818

19,11

30.037.401

14,83

5.400.000

2,67

202.554.357

ES

España

448.795.024

42,53

263.449.013

24,97

271.649.323

25,74

48.500.754

4,60

22.856.854

2,17

1.055.250.968

FR

France

71.211.567

33,43

42.916.554

20,15

91.696.109

43,04

5.454.082

2,56

1.747.117

0,82

213.025.429

HR

Croatia

4.507.500

51,81

3.757.500

43,19

-

-

-

-

435.000

5,00

8.700.000

IT

Italia

177.453.579

42,86

98.504.501

23,79

87.088.048

21,03

32.638.774

7,88

18.376.093

4,44

414.060.995

CY

Cyprus

7.800.000

39,54

2.000.000

10,14

8.424.418

42,71

1.000.000

5,07

500.000

2,53

19.724.418

LV

Latvia

26.196.710

20,95

50.929.788

40,74

31.689.718

25,35

11.237.952

8,99

4.961.395

3,97

125.015.563

LT

Lietuva

4.869.473

8,90

30.794.748

56,28

9.683.672

17,70

6.693.770

12,23

2.671.745

4,88

54.713.408

LU

Luxembourg

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

HU

Hungary

-

-

30.649.665

88,22

2.053.753

5,91

-

-

2.040.052

5,87

34.743.470

MT

Malta

3.420.051

40,85

711.710

8,50

3.696.068

44,15

-

-

544.500

6,50

8.372.329

NL

Nederland

15.413.233

35,61

5.379.398

12,43

15.107.822

34,90

4.987.125

11,52

2.395.200

5,53

43.282.778

AT

Österreich

-

-

5.192.624

98,92

11.945

0,23

-

-

44.928

0,86

5.249.497

PL

Polska

129.786.885

17,68

207.833.120

28,31

169.695.469

23,12

190.072.472

25,89

36.704.628

5,00

734.092.574

PT

Portugal

49.955.230

22,03

85.393.995

37,66

67.766.983

29,89

15.932.965

7,03

7.697.495

3,39

226.746.668

RO

România

1.907.561

1,07

111.131.984

62,34

14.131.730

7,93

34.365.824

19,28

16.736.016

9,39

178.273.115

SI

Slovenija

1.798.929

8,31

9.115.428

42,12

6.830.676

31,56

2.164.029

10,00

1.731.221

8,00

21.640.283

SK

Slovensko

-

-

11.292.332

87,75

892.039

6,93

-

-

684.426

5,32

12.868.797

FI

Suomi-Finland

1.472.204

3,82

18.754.203

48,72

14.071.746

36,56

3.620.347

9,41

572.847

1,49

38.491.347

SE

Sverige

13.110.645

24,00

10.923.670

19,99

20.115.426

36,82

7.755.276

14,19

2.733.240

5,00

54.638.257

UK

United Kingdom

14.142.036

10,91

34.370.997

26,52

64.441.132

49,72

13.918.706

10,74

2.748.056

2,12

129.620.927

Total

1.145.791.754

28,01

1.206.431.314

29,50

1.106.556.211

27,06

483.195.013

11,81

148.005.648

3,62

4.089.979.940

For ease of reference, please refer to the legend below:

Priority axis 1: measures for the adaptation of the Community fishing fleet

Priority axis 2: aquaculture, inland fishing, processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products

Priority axis 3: measures of common interest

Priority axis 4: sustainable development of fisheries areas

Priority axis 5: technical assistance


TABLE 5 EFF CERTIFIED EXPENDITURE BROKEN DOWN BY PRIORITY AXIS AND BY MEMBER STATE

Country

Priority axis 1

Priority axis 2

Priority axis 3

Priority axis 4

Priority axis 5

Total

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

BE

Belgique-Belgïe

13.341.982

72,15

280.975

1,52

3.783.420

20,46

633.503

3,43

451.617

2,44

18.491.497

BG

Republic of Bulgaria

3.825.504

10,60

21.967.469

60,90

4.471.707

12,40

3.575.247

9,91

2.233.273

6,19

36.073.200

CZ

Czech Republic

-

-

12.020.045

63,37

6.377.645

33,62

-

-

570.003

3,01

18.967.692

DK

Danmark

29.943.649

30,94

12.681.298

13,10

43.253.010

44,69

8.755.191

9,05

2.155.306

2,23

96.788.454

DE

Deutschland

1.243.822

1,42

26.359.182

30,07

47.959.675

54,72

10.406.037

11,87

1.678.492

1,92

87.647.209

EE

Eesti

12.120.901

18,86

18.504.892

28,80

15.309.255

23,82

15.152.681

23,58

3.173.436

4,94

64.261.164

IE

Ireland

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

GR

Ellas

67.870.502

51,08

33.035.345

24,86

19.439.434

14,63

8.291.029

6,24

4.231.707

3,18

132.868.017

ES

España

339.276.480

46,04

188.920.896

25,64

175.673.728

23,84

18.121.380

2,46

14.970.193

2,03

736.962.678

FR

France

65.219.662

48,26

23.472.386

17,37

43.134.665

31,92

2.261.555

1,67

1.064.707

0,79

135.152.975

HR

Croatia

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

IT

Italia

134.977.915

51,17

72.026.051

27,31

45.913.047

17,41

1.169.314

0,44

9.671.845

3,67

263.758.172

CY

Cyprus

6.067.408

39,16

1.432.062

9,24

7.658.437

49,43

153.205

0,99

183.337

1,18

15.494.449

LV

Latvia

25.465.322

25,18

37.802.339

37,38

26.818.355

26,52

7.996.019

7,91

3.049.993

3,02

101.132.028

LT

Lietuva

4.295.607

11,29

25.239.872

66,31

3.341.074

8,78

3.373.472

8,86

1.812.690

4,76

38.062.715

HU

Hungary

-

-

22.546.933

94,23

71.893

0,30

-

-

1.307.804

5,47

23.926.631

MT

Malta

2.800.570

48,48

711.709

12,32

1.818.667

31,48

-

-

446.005

7,72

5.776.952

NL

Nederland

13.332.223

48,69

2.854.627

10,42

7.244.753

26,46

1.428.196

5,22

2.524.700

9,22

27.384.499

AT

Österreich

-

-

4.945.053

98,89

10.575

0,21

-

-

44.928

0,90

5.000.556

PL

Polska

115.985.994

22,45

170.116.257

32,93

102.872.396

19,91

103.280.745

19,99

24.314.023

4,71

516.569.415

PT

Portugal

46.035.514

31,20

51.648.151

35,00

40.180.484

27,23

6.589.567

4,47

3.095.430

2,10

147.549.145

RO

România

1.904.976

2,26

70.262.540

83,45

2.806.785

3,33

2.225.622

2,64

6.998.537

8,31

84.198.459

SI

Slovenija

1.408.926

8,69

6.194.307

38,19

5.712.055

35,21

1.874.001

11,55

1.031.811

6,36

16.221.100

SK

Slovensko

-

-

7.676.236

90,41

301.406

3,55

-

-

513.070

6,04

8.490.712

FI

Suomi-Finland

1.167.716

4,02

14.308.153

49,26

11.001.200

37,88

2.170.241

7,47

397.733

1,37

29.045.042

SE

Sverige

11.778.127

27,69

7.483.955

17,60

16.663.237

39,18

4.376.607

10,29

2.229.044

5,24

42.530.970

UK

United Kingdom

12.819.491

14,53

26.300.173

29,80

43.481.060

49,27

3.734.440

4,23

1.916.546

2,17

88.251.710

Total

910.882.291

33,24

858.790.906

31,34

675.297.961

24,64

205.568.052

7,50

90.066.230

3,29

2.740.605.440

For ease of reference, please refer to the legend below:

Priority axis 1: measures for the adaptation of the Community fishing fleet

Priority axis 2: aquaculture, inland fishing, processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products

Priority axis 3: measures of common interest

Priority axis 4: sustainable development of fisheries areas

Priority axis 5: technical assistance

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