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Document 31990D0319

90/319/EEC: Commission Decision of 20 December 1989 on the establishment of the Community support framework for Community structural assistance in the areas eligible for Objective 2 in industrial South Wales in the United Kingdom (Only the English text is authentic)

OJ L 158, 23.6.1990, p. 73–74 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1991

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/1990/319/oj

31990D0319

90/319/EEC: Commission Decision of 20 December 1989 on the establishment of the Community support framework for Community structural assistance in the areas eligible for Objective 2 in industrial South Wales in the United Kingdom (Only the English text is authentic)

Official Journal L 158 , 23/06/1990 P. 0073 - 0074


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COMMISSION DECISION

of 20 December 1989

on the establishment of the Community support framework for Community structural assistance in the areas eligible for Objective 2 in industrial South Wales in the United Kingdom

(Only the English text is authentic)

(90/319/EEC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 of 24 June 1988 on the tasks of the Structural Funds and their effectiveness and on coordination of their activities between themselves and with the operations of the European Investment Bank and the other existing financial instruments (1), and in particular Article 9 (9) thereof,

Whereas, in accordance with Article 9 (9) of Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88, the Commission, on the basis of the regional and social conversion plans submitted by the Member States, shall establish, through the partnership and in agreement with the Member State concerned, the Community support frameworks for Community structural operations;

Whereas, in accordance with the second paragraph of that provision, Community support frameworks shall cover in particular the priorities, the forms of assistance, the indicative financing plan, with details of the amount of assistance and its source, and the duration of the assistance;

Whereas Title III, Articles 8 et seq. of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 of 19 December 1988 laying down provisions for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as regards coordination of the activities of the different Structural Funds between themselves and with the operations of the European Investment Bank and the other financial instruments (2) sets out the conditions for the preparation and implementation of Community support frameworks;

Whereas the United Kingdom Government submitted to the Commission on 26 April 1989 the plan referred to in Article 9 (8) of Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 in respect of the areas eligible for Objective 2 in industrial South Wales and decided by Commission Decision 89/288/EEC (3) according to the procedure referred to in Article 9 (2) and (3) of the said Regulation;

Whereas the plan submitted by the Member State includes a description of the main priorities selected and an indication of the use to be made of assistance under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the other financial instruments in implementing the plan;

Whereas this Community support framework has been established in agreement with the Member State concerned through the partnership defined in Article 4 of Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88;

Whereas the EIB has also been involved in the preparation of the Community support frameworks in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88; whereas it has declared its readiness to help implement these frameworks on the basis of the estimated loan arrangements indicated in this Decision and in accordance with the provisions of its Statute;

Whereas the Commission is prepared to examine the possibility of the other Community lending instruments contributing to the financing of these frameworks in accordance with the specific provisions governing them;

Whereas this Decision is consistent with the opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Development and Conversion of Regions and of the European Social Fund Committee;

Whereas, in accordance with Article 10 (2) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88, this Decision is to be sent as a declaration of intent to the Member State;

Whereas, in accordance with Article 20 (1) and (2) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88, the budgetary commitments relating to the contribution from the Structural Funds to the financing of the operations covered by the Community support framework will be made on the basis of subsequent Commission decisions approving the operations concerned,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Community support framework for Community structural assistance in the areas eligible for Objective 2 in industrial South Wales covering the period 1 January 1989 to 31 December 1991, is hereby approved.

The Commission declares that it intends to contribute to the implementation of this Community support framework in accordance with the detailed provisions thereof and in compliance with the rules governing the Funds and the guidelines relating to them.

Article 2

The Community support framework shall include the following essential information:

(a) a statement of the priorities for joint action:

- improving facilities for the development of productive activities (industrial premises and sites, workshops, solid waste disposal facilities, drainage and sewerage),

- improvements in the road, rail and inland waterway networks and public transport facilities in order to facilitate business development and tourism,

- assistance for the development of businesses, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises,

- improving the image of the region by works in locations with clear potential for either industrial and office sector development or tourism,

- the development of tourism,

- support for research and development and vocational training facilities;

(b) an outline of the forms of assistance to be provided, primarily in the form of operational programmes;

(c) an indicative financing plan specifying, at constant 1989 prices, the total cost of the priorities adopted for joint action by the Community and the Member State concerned, that is ECU 290 million for the whole period, together with the financial arrangements envisaged for budgetary assistance from the Community, broken down as follows:

(in million ecus)

1.2 // // // ERDF // 83,2 // ESF // 23,8 // // // Total for Structural Funds: // 107,0 // //

The resultant national financing requirement, that is approximately ECU 151,76 million for the public sector and ECU 31,26 million for the private sector, may be partially covered by Community loans from the European Investment Bank and the other lending instruments.

Article 3

This declaration of intent is addressed to the United Kingdom.

Done at Brussels, 20 December 1989.

For the Commission

Bruce MILLAN

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ No L 185, 15. 7. 1988, p. 9.

(2) OJ No L 374, 31. 12. 1988, p. 1.

(3) OJ No L 112, 25. 4. 1989, p. 19.

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