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REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL 11th FINANCIAL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (EAFRD) 2017 FINANCIAL YEAR

COM/2018/629 final

Brussels, 17.9.2018

COM(2018) 629 final

REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL

11th FINANCIAL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL
on the EUROPEAN AGRICULTURAL FUND FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT (EAFRD)
2017 FINANCIAL YEAR


Table of contents

1.Budget procedure

1.1.Financial framework

1.2.Draft Budget (DB) 2017

1.3.The adoption of the 2017 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 2017 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 2017 is funded within two multiannual financial frameworks (MFFs): 2007-2013 and 2014-2020. The financial framework 2014-2020 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

43 888

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 4 313.6 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 into 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 (EL) 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 4 313.6 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) 2017

The 2017 Draft Budget (DB) was adopted by the Commission and proposed to the Budgetary Authority on 18 July 2016.

The Draft Budget included EUR 1 280 million in payment appropriations for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) for the 2007-2013 programming period. No commitment appropriations were requested for year 2017 as the 2007-2013 programming period ended at the end of 2013. For the programming period 2014-2020, the DB 2017 included EUR 14 360 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 9 926 million in payment appropriations.

The Council adopted its position on the 2017 Draft Budget on 12 September 2016 and the European Parliament adopted its position on 26 October 2016. The Conciliation Committee had to be convened and the Committee agreed on a joint text within the 21-day time limit. The Council approved the joint text on 29 November 2016 and the European Parliament approved it on 1 December 2016.

1.3.    The adoption of the 2017 Budget

The 2017 Budget adopted on 1 December 2016 was, as regards the EAFRD, equal to the initial Commission's proposal.

Table 2

Adopted Budget 2017

Budget Item

Commitment appropriations

Payment appropriations

(in EUR)

(in EUR)

2007-2013

05.040501 (Rural development programmes)

-

1 280 000 000

05.040502 (Operational technical assistance)

-

-

2014-2020

05.046001 (Rural development programmes)

14 337 026 697

9 902 000 000

05.010404 (Non-operational technical assistance)

4 910 000

4 910 000

05.046002 (Operational technical assistance)

18 522 000

19 022 443

1.4.    The adoption of the Amending Budgets

In the Amending Budgets No 6 the payment appropriations of EAFRD 2007-2013 were decreased by EUR 780 million and the commitments appropriations for the technical assistance were decreased by EUR 1.5 million.

Table 3

Budget 2017 after the Amendments

Budget Item

Commitment appropriations

Payment appropriations

(in EUR)

(in EUR)

2007-2013

05.040501 (Rural development programmes)

-

500 000 000

05.040502 (Operational technical assistance)

-

-

2014-2020

05.046001 (Rural development programmes)

14 337 026 697

9 902 000 000

05.010404 (Non-operational technical assistance)

4 910 000

4 910 000

05.046002 (Operational technical assistance)

17 022 000

19 022 443

2.    Management of appropriations

2.1.    Management of commitment appropriations

2.1.1.    EAFRD rural development programmes

As regards commitment appropriations, the 2017 voted budget amounted to EUR 14 337 million, all related to the 2014-2020 programmes.

The Budget 2017 did not include any commitment appropriations for EAFRD 2007-2013 programmes.

Table 4

Management of commitment appropriations in 2017 – EAFRD

Budget Item

05.040501

(in EUR)

Budget Item

05.046001

(in EUR)

Appropriations at the beginning of 2017

-

14 337 026 697

Appropriations available in 2017

-

14 337 026 697

Appropriations used in 2017

-

14 337 026 697

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 2017 budget, the initial amount available for this purpose was EUR 4.9 million for non-operational technical assistance and EUR 18.5 million for operational technical assistance. The latter was reduced by EUR 1.5 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 2017 amounted to EUR 9 902 million. In addition, the available assigned revenue, collected during the year, amounted to EUR 14.0 million The payment appropriations were reinforced with the transfer of EUR 3.0 million from the line of the technical assistance, with the end-of-the year transfer in the amount of EUR 567.7 million and with the transfer of EUR 110.0 million of assigned revenue from EAFRD 2007-2013 in order to cover in full the Member States' declarations of expenditure of the third quarter of 2017. Taking into account all transfers, the total amount of payment appropriations available in 2017 amounted to EUR 11 069.9 million. In total, in 2017, EUR 11 051.8 million of payment appropriations were used and EUR 18.1 million of assigned revenue were automatically carried over to 2018.

For the rural development programmes 2007-2013, payment appropriations of the voted budget 2017 amounted to EUR 1 280 million. In addition, the available assigned revenue, either carried over from 2016 or collected during the year, amounted to EUR 497.2 million. The Amending Budget No 6 reduced the payment appropriations by EUR 780 million. Moreover, they were also reduced by two transfers to the budget line for the EAFRD 2014-2020 programmes, in total EUR 583.2 million. At the end of the year, the total amount of payment appropriations available in 2017 was EUR 413.8 million. Of this amount, EUR 43.1 million were used and EUR 370.7 million of assigned revenue were automatically carried over to 2018.

Table 5

Management of payment appropriations in 2017

(in EUR)

 

EAFRD (2014-2020)

Budget Item - 05.046001

Appropriations at the beginning of 2017

9 902 000 000

Transfer from EAFRD 2007-2013

473 190 882

Transfer from technical assistance line of EAFRD 2014-2020

3 000 000

End-of-the year transfer

567 662 308

Assigned revenue collected in 2017

14 029 057

Transfer of Assigned revenue from EAFRD 2007-2013

110 000 000

Appropriations available in 2017

11 069 882 247

Appropriations used in 2017

11 051 784 091

EAFRD (2007-2013)

Budget Item - 05.040501

Appropriations at the beginning of 2017

1 280 000 000

Transfer to EAFRD 2014-2020

-473 190 882

Transfer to line 05.087706

-182 967

Amending budget

-780 000 000

Assigned revenue carried over from 2016

12 134 265

Assigned revenue collected in 2017

485 027 166

Transfer of Assigned revenue to EAFRD 2014-2020

-110 000 000

Appropriations available in 2017

413 787 582

Appropriations used in 2017

43 121 731

2.2.2.    Technical assistance

As regards the EAFRD technical assistance, total payment appropriations in the 2017 budget amounted to EUR 23.9 million. EUR 3.0 million were transferred to the EAFRD 2014-2020 programmes line in order to cover in full the Member States’ declarations of expenditure of the third quarter of 2017. The final payment appropriations was EUR 20.9 million.

3.    Implementation of the 2017 EAFRD budget

3.1.    Implementation of commitment appropriations

3.1.1.    EAFRD rural development programmes    

The total amount of commitment appropriations available in the 2017 budget for the EAFRD programmes 2014-2020 (EUR 14 337.0 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) 2018/162 and the amounts committed in 2017.

Table 6

Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 (as amended) vs. amounts committed by the end of 2017

Budget item: 05.046001

(in EUR)

MS

Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013

Amounts committed in 2017

2017 Allocation

 

(a)

(b)

AT

562 467 745

562 467 745

BE

97 175 076

97 175 076

BG

340 409 994

340 409 994

CY

18 894 801

18 894 801

CZ

344 509 078

344 509 078

DE

1 404 073 302

1 404 073 302

DK

144 868 072

144 868 072

EE

122 865 093

122 865 093

ES

1 185 553 005

1 185 553 005

FI

340 009 057

340 009 057

FR

1 665 777 592

1 665 777 592

GR

703 471 245

703 471 245

HR

282 342 500

282 342 500

HU

488 620 684

488 620 684

IE

313 007 411

313 007 411

IT

1 493 380 162

1 493 380 162

LT

230 451 686

230 451 686

LU

14 366 484

14 366 484

LV

155 139 289

155 139 289

MT

13 914 927

13 914 927

NL

118 357 256

118 357 256

PL

1 192 025 238

1 192 025 238

PT

579 806 001

579 806 001

RO

1 186 544 149

1 186 544 149

SE

249 386 135

249 386 135

SI

119 684 133

119 684 133

SK

215 356 644

215 356 644

UK

754 569 938

754 569 938

Total

14 337 026 697

14 337 026 697

3.1.2.    Technical assistance

For the programming period 2014-2020, the amount of commitment appropriations for operational technical assistance in the budget 2017 was EUR 18.5 million. This line was reduced by EUR 1.5 million in the Amending Budget No 6. Table 7 shows the consumption of the commitment appropriations available for operational technical assistance in 2017. The most important part relates to the European Network for Rural Development as well as the European Innovation Partnership.

Table 7

Technical assistance – Implementation of commitment appropriations

Budget Item: 05.046002

(in EUR)

Description

Amount committed

European Network for Rural Development

5 023 899

European Innovation Partnership

2 687 741

Information technology*

2 257 024

European Evaluation Network

1 925 113

Audit and Controls

668 574

Solidarity Corps

500 000

Organic agriculture database

115 000

Total

13 177 350

* Including Broadband Competence Offices

3.2.    Implementation of payment appropriations

3.2.1.    EAFRD rural development programmes

For the programming period 2014-2020, all payment appropriations available in the Budget 2017 (EUR 9 902.0 million) were used. In addition, in the end of the year, reinforcements were needed to allow reimbursing in full expenditure declared by the Member States. The following transfers increased the payment appropriations available for EAFRD 2014-2020: EUR 473.2 million from EAFRD 2007-2013 Budget 2017, EUR 110.0 million of the assigned revenue from EAFRD 2007-2013, EUR 3.0 million from the operational technical assistance EAFRD 2014-2020, EUR 567.7 million from the end-of-the year transfer. In total, by the end of 2017, EUR 11 051.8 million, out of EUR 11 069.9 million payment appropriations available after the transfers was used.

For the programming period 2007-2013, EUR 43.1 million were implemented out of the initial EUR 1 280 million of payment appropriations available in the budget and of EUR 497.2 million available as assigned revenue. The Amending Budget No 6 reduced the payment appropriations by EUR 780.0 million. Moreover, EUR 583.2 million (including EUR 110.0 million of assigned revenue) was transferred to the budget line for the EAFRD 2014-2020 programmes.

Table 8 shows the breakdown of payments made in 2017 by declaration period:

Table 8

Payments 2017 for EAFRD rural development programmes (in million EUR)

2007-2013

2014-2020

 

Item 05.040501

Item 05.046001

Pre-financing 2014-2020

-

0.0

Reimbursement of payment claims prior to Q4 2017

0.0

26.4

Reimbursement of payment claims Q4 2017

0.0

3 941.4

Reimbursement of payment claims Q1 2017

0.0

1 924.2

Reimbursement of payment claims Q2 2017

0.0

2 099.1

Reimbursement of payment claims Q3 2017

0.0

3 060.7

Closure and/or positive payments 2007-2013

43.1

-

Total 2017

43.1

11 051.8


The monthly consumption of payment appropriations during the year (January to December 2017) 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 2017 is shown in tables 9a and 9b.

Table 9a: EAFRD 2007-2013

Payments effectively made between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2017

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

MS

Positive payments, mainly following the judgements of Court of Justice

Closure

Total

AT

 

 

 

BE

 

 

 

BG

1 644 120

 

1 644 120

CY

 

 

 

CZ

 

 

 

DE

2 607

 

2 607

DK

 

 

 

EE

 

 

 

ES

 

 

 

FI

 

 

 

FR

 

 

 

GR

4 843 628

 

4 843 628

HU

 

 

 

IE

 

 

 

IT

 

 

 

LT

708 137

 

708 137

LU

 

 

 

LV

 

 

 

MT

 

 

 

NL

 

 

 

PL

24 776

 

24 776

PT

 

 

 

RO

35 897 249

 

35 897 249

SE

 

 

 

SI

1 214

 

1 214

SK

 

 

 

UK

 

 

 

Total

43 121 731

0

43 121 731


Table 9b: EAFRD 2014-2020

Payments effectively made between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2017

EAFRD 2014-2020 - Budget item 05.046001

(in EUR)

MS

Prior to Q4 2016

Q4 2016

Q1 2017

Q2 2017

Q3 2017

Total

AT

 

284 034 513

34 306 827

118 368 156

41 760 912

478 470 408

BE

 

5 925 045

2 756 556

19 997 126

8 452 989

37 131 717

BG

 

19 664 658

39 513 021

81 321 944

54 014 439

194 514 062

CY

 

7 106 491

2 030 516

1 212 301

4 224 143

14 573 450

CZ

 

40 792 524

95 902 134

86 375 959

36 281 185

259 351 803

DE

 

474 591 531

206 265 375

158 977 107

111 118 692

950 952 706

DK

 

27 313 513

20 805 180

31 119 758

20 639 549

99 878 000

EE

 

17 338 409

52 578 670

12 925 139

16 571 073

99 413 291

ES

 

288 516 817

126 055 741

121 249 143

166 811 391

702 633 093

FI

 

127 783 822

18 656 891

53 803 633

118 963 308

319 207 655

FR

 

801 033 393

64 649 703

69 174 381

818 850 517

1 753 707 994

GR

 

338 972 961

39 884 776

45 877 268

283 310 929

708 045 934

HR

 

12 404 315

35 760 815

79 650 699

22 357 649

150 173 479

HU

 

54 311 309

2 482 437

105 315 539

34 483 224

196 592 509

IE

 

104 218 851

24 253 168

17 117 853

108 982 160

254 572 032

IT

 

215 647 575

189 232 281

211 715 839

173 676 812

790 272 508

LT

 

84 849 526

68 844 173

55 926 201

44 354 105

253 974 006

LU

 

2 759 059

4 188 850

637 753

1 277 912

8 863 575

LV

 

63 038 107

44 521 391

22 859 330

32 078 140

162 496 969

MT

 

1 654 062

305 557

88 103

123 251

2 170 973

NL

 

11 845 693

32 549 017

10 590 136

2 628 968

57 613 814

PL

 

148 421 690

132 318 221

208 784 253

84 080 426

573 604 590

PT

 

309 074 601

87 906 633

77 268 204

49 983 739

524 233 177

RO

26 332 371

265 094 574

340 526 570

313 662 587

623 552 613

1 569 168 715

SE

 

31 826 689

34 272 890

23 227 732

14 948 891

104 276 200

SI

 

27 374 475

12 498 310

31 421 808

8 959 016

80 253 608

SK

 

51 127 107

44 801 397

38 534 466

33 400 226

167 863 196

UK

43 923

124 709 926

166 295 483

101 908 247

144 817 050

537 774 629

Total

26 376 295

3 941 431 236

1 924 162 584

2 099 110 666

3 060 703 310

11 051 784 091

Table 10 compares, for each Member State, the EAFRD 2014-2020 payments made in 2017 with the payments in 2016. The payments increased significantly (by 42%) compared to year 2016 (EUR 11.1 billion vs. EUR 7.8 billion). The 2016 figures include the last tranche of pre-financing paid for the 2014-2020 programmes.

Table 10

Payments made to Member States - Comparison 2017 vs 2016 - EAFRD 2014-2020

(in EUR)

 

MS

2016

2017

Difference 2017 vs. 2016

Interim payments

Pre-financing

Total

Interim payments

Pre-financing

Total

(in €)

(in %)

AT

394 576 581

39 375 520

433 952 101

478 470 408

0

478 470 408

44 518 307

10.26%

BE

39 503 051

6 477 978

45 981 029

37 131 717

0

37 131 717

-8 849 312

-19.25%

BG

129 060 043

23 667 170

152 727 213

194 514 062

0

194 514 062

41 786 849

27.36%

CY

7 177 699

1 322 444

8 500 142

14 573 450

0

14 573 450

6 073 308

71.45%

CZ

181 882 819

23 056 740

204 939 559

259 351 803

0

259 351 803

54 412 243

26.55%

DE

647 841 345

93 607 201

741 448 545

950 952 706

0

950 952 706

209 504 160

28.26%

DK

74 929 013

14 976 097

89 905 110

99 878 000

0

99 878 000

9 972 890

11.09%

EE

87 901 431

8 233 416

96 134 846

99 413 291

0

99 413 291

3 278 445

3.41%

ES

378 590 289

82 973 888

461 564 178

702 633 093

0

702 633 093

241 068 915

52.23%

FI

327 182 929

23 804 083

350 987 012

319 207 655

0

319 207 655

-31 779 358

-9.05%

FR

524 557 370

113 848 442

638 405 812

1 753 707 994

0

1 753 707 994

1 115 302 182

174.70%

GR

227 838 949

47 182 918

275 021 867

708 045 934

0

708 045 934

433 024 067

157.45%

HR

131 044 159

20 262 225

151 306 384

150 173 479

0

150 173 479

-1 132 905

-0.75%

HU

208 468 125

34 306 645

242 774 769

196 592 509

0

196 592 509

-46 182 260

-19.02%

IE

253 822 792

21 905 922

275 728 714

254 572 032

0

254 572 032

-21 156 682

-7.67%

IT

419 548 741

104 443 808

523 992 549

790 272 508

0

790 272 508

266 279 959

50.82%

LT

173 957 330

16 130 882

190 088 212

253 974 006

0

253 974 006

63 885 794

33.61%

LU

6 355 840

1 005 746

7 361 586

8 863 575

0

8 863 575

1 501 989

20.40%

LV

108 833 038

10 756 038

119 589 076

162 496 969

0

162 496 969

42 907 893

35.88%

MT

589 457

973 269

1 562 726

2 170 973

0

2 170 973

608 248

38.92%

NL

34 449 926

10 812 454

45 262 379

57 613 814

0

57 613 814

12 351 435

27.29%

PL

362 852 034

88 961 088

451 813 122

573 604 590

0

573 604 590

121 791 467

26.96%

PT

536 945 153

40 601 404

577 546 557

524 233 177

0

524 233 177

-53 313 380

-9.23%

RO

524 017 099

81 279 964

605 297 063

1 569 168 715

0

1 569 168 715

963 871 652

159.24%

SE

191 405 372

17 455 653

208 861 025

104 276 200

0

104 276 200

-104 584 824

-50.07%

SI

77 260 537

8 378 498

85 639 035

80 253 608

0

80 253 608

-5 385 427

-6.29%

SK

105 682 050

15 885 298

121 567 349

167 863 196

0

167 863 196

46 295 847

38.08%

UK

653 010 765

48 906 195

701 916 960

537 774 629

0

537 774 629

-164 142 331

-23.38%

Total

6 809 283 936

1 000 590 984

7 809 874 920

11 051 784 091

0

11 051 784 091

3 241 909 172

41.51%

3.2.2.    Technical assistance 

For the programming period 2014-2020, the amount for payment appropriations for the operational technical assistance was EUR 19.0 million. A part of these appropriations (EUR 3.0 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

4 057 011

European Innovation Partnership

2 734 982

Corporate communication

2 600 000

Information technology*

2 258 270

European Evaluation Network

1 375 984

Audit and Controls

649 115

Technical Advisory Platform for Financial Instruments

320 000

Solidarity Corps

296 041

Organic agriculture database

248 533

Total

14 539 936

      * 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 2017 (4th quarter of 2016 to 3rd quarter of 2017), 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 2017 continued to concentrate mainly in Measure 13 (Payments to areas facing natural or other specific constraints) and in Measure 10 (Agri-environment-climate).



Table 12

EAFRD declared expenditure 2017 (Q4 2016-Q3 2017) & Total cumulative expenditure (Q4 2014 to Q3 2017)

compared with Financial Plans - EAFRD 2014-2020

 

Declared expenditure 2017 (Q4 2016 to Q3 2017)

Cumulative declared expenditure (Q4 2014 to Q3 2017)

Financial Plans 2014-2020

EAFRD Measure

(million €)

(%)

(million €)

(%)

(million €)

(%)

Measure 01

Knowledge transfer and information actions

51.4

0.5%

73.3

0.3%

1 102.7

1.1%

Measure 02

Advisory services, farm management and farm relief services

16.0

0.1%

27.3

0.1%

763.4

0.8%

Measure 03

Quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs

18.3

0.2%

28.8

0.1%

379.9

0.4%

Measure 04

Investments in physical assets

1 625.5

14.7%

2 811.7

13.3%

22 621.2

22.8%

Measure 05

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

58.5

0.5%

111.6

0.5%

894.1

0.9%

Measure 06

Farm and business development

861.5

7.8%

1 277.6

6.0%

7 234.7

7.3%

Measure 07

Basic services and village renewal in rural areas

568.5

5.2%

688.9

3.3%

6 679.5

6.7%

Measure 08

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

341.7

3.1%

670.2

3.2%

4 532.6

4.6%

Measure 09

Setting-up of producer groups and organisations

17.4

0.2%

33.4

0.2%

413.1

0.4%

Measure 10

Agri-environment-climate

2 031.8

18.4%

5 125.3

24.2%

16 504.1

16.6%

Measure 11

Organic farming

939.8

8.5%

1 739.5

8.2%

6 631.8

6.7%

Measure 12

Natura 2000 and Water Framework Directive payments

69.6

0.6%

165.5

0.8%

576.2

0.6%

Measure 13

Payments to areas facing natural or other specific constraints

3 314.4

30.0%

6 532.7

30.8%

16 013.6

16.1%

Measure 14

Animal Welfare

287.8

2.6%

519.3

2.5%

1 509.4

1.5%

Measure 15

Forest environmental and climate services and forest conservation

10.7

0.1%

20.2

0.1%

265.2

0.3%

Measure 16

Co-operation

38.8

0.4%

60.7

0.3%

1 749.0

1.8%

Measure 17

Risk management

166.6

1.5%

182.3

0.9%

1 671.7

1.7%

Measure 18

Financing of complementary national direct payments for Croatia

17.8

0.2%

108.5

0.5%

111.9

0.1%

Measure 19

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

291.5

2.6%

417.0

2.0%

6 931.2

7.0%

Measure 20

Technical assistance Member States

208.0

1.9%

291.7

1.4%

2 125.4

2.1%

Measure 113

Early retirement

97.4

0.9%

295.1

1.4%

631.8

0.6%

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

0.4

0.0%

0.4

0.0%

0.6

0.0%

Grand total

 

11 033.6

100.0%

21 180.9

100.0%

99 343.3

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 2017, 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 2017 the application of the N+2 rule has resulted in decommitments amounting in total to EUR 1 867 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 2017 that is reimbursed in financial year 2018 compared to the total 2014-2020 allocation.

 

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