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Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 253/2014 of 13 November 2014 amending Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms [2015/1812]

OJ L 263, 8.10.2015, p. 47–48 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2015/1812/oj

8.10.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 263/47


DECISION OF THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE

No 253/2014

of 13 November 2014

amending Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement, on cooperation in specific fields outside the four freedoms [2015/1812]

THE EEA JOINT COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (‘the EEA Agreement’), and in particular Articles 86 and 98 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

It is appropriate to extend the cooperation of the Contracting Parties to the EEA Agreement to include Regulation (EU) No 282/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 on the establishment of a third Programme for the Union's action in the field of health (2014-2020) and repealing Decision No 1350/2007/EC (1).

(2)

It is appropriate that the participation of EFTA States in the activities resulting from Regulation (EU) No 282/2014 commence from 1 January 2014, irrespective of when this Decision is adopted, or whether the fulfilment of constitutional requirements for this Decision, if any, is notified after 10 July 2014.

(3)

Entities established in the EFTA States should be entitled to participate in activities which start before the entry into force of this Decision. The costs incurred for such activities, the implementation of which starts after 1 January 2014, may be considered eligible under the same conditions as those applicable to costs incurred by entities established in the EU Member States provided that this Decision enters into force before the end of the action concerned.

(4)

Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement should therefore be amended in order to allow for this extended cooperation to take place from 1 January 2014,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The following indent is added in paragraph 1 of Article 16 of Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement:

‘—

32014 R 0282: Regulation (EU) No 282/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 on the establishment of a third Programme for the Union's action in the field of health (2014-2020) and repealing Decision No 1350/2007/EC (OJ L 86, 21.3.2014, p. 1).

The costs incurred for activities the implementation of which starts after 1 January 2014, may be considered eligible as from the beginning of the action under the grant agreement or the grаnt decision concerned provided that Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 253/2014 of 13 November 2014 enters into force before the end of the action.

Liechtenstein shall be exempted from the participation in, and the financial contribution to, this programme.’.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following the last notification under Article 103(1) of the EEA Agreement (2).

It shall apply from 1 January 2014.

Article 3

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 13 November 2014.

For the EEA Joint Committee

The President

Kurt JÄGER


(1)  OJ L 86, 21.3.2014, p. 1.

(2)  No constitutional requirements indicated.


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