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96/116/EC: Commission Decision of 6 November 1995 on the approval of the single programming document for Community structural assistance in the region of Jämtlands län and parts of Norrbottens, Västerbottens, Västernorrlands, Gävleborgs, Kopparbergs and Värmlands län concerned by Objective 6 in Sweden (Only the Swedish text is authentic)
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31996D0116

96/116/EC: Commission Decision of 6 November 1995 on the approval of the single programming document for Community structural assistance in the region of Jämtlands län and parts of Norrbottens, Västerbottens, Västernorrlands, Gävleborgs, Kopparbergs and Värmlands län concerned by Objective 6 in Sweden (Only the Swedish text is authentic)

Official Journal L 033 , 10/02/1996 P. 0001 - 0005


COMMISSION DECISION of 6 November 1995 on the approval of the single programming document for Community structural assistance in the region of Jämtlands län and parts of Norrbottens, Västerbottens, Västernorrlands, Gävleborgs, Kopparbergs and Värmlands län concerned by Objective 6 in Sweden (Only the Swedish text is authentic) (96/116/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 of 19 December 1988 laying down provisions for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as regards coordination of activities of the different Structural Funds between themselves and with the operations of the European Investment Bank and the other existing financial instruments (1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 3193/94 (2), and in particular Article 10 (1) last subparagraph thereof,

Having regard to Protocol 6 on special provisions for Objective 6 in the framework of the Structural Funds in Finland and Sweden, annexed to the Act of Accession (3),

After consultation of the Advisory Committee on the Development and Conversion of Regions, the Committee pursuant to Article 124 of the Treaty, the Management Committee on Agricultural Structures and Rural Development and the Standing Management Committee on Fisheries Structures,

Whereas Article 4 of Protocol 6 lays down that, subject to the specific provisions concerning Objective 6 laid down in Articles 1 to 3 of Protocol 6, the provisions of the Regulations governing the Structural Funds, and in particular those applying to Objective 1, shall apply to Objective 6;

Whereas the programming procedure for structural assistance under Objective 6 is that defined in Article 8 (4) to (7) of 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 (4), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 3193/94; whereas, however, the last subparagraph of Article 5 (2) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 foresees that in order to simplify and to speed up programming procedures, Member States may submit in a single programming document the information required for the regional development plan referred to in Article 8 (4) of Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 and the information required in Article 14 (2) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88; whereas in Article 10 (1) the last subparagraph of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 foresees that in that case the Commission adopts a single decision in a single document covering the points referred to in Article 8 (3) and the assistance from the Funds referred to in the last subparagraph of Article 14 (3);

Whereas the Swedish Government has submitted to the Commission on 29 April 1995 the single programming document referred to in Article 5 (2) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 for the region of Jämtlands län and parts of the regions of Norrbottens län (excluding Luleå kommun, Överluleå församling in Bodens kommun and Piteå kommun excluding Markbygdens folkbokföringsdistrikt), Västerbottens län (excluding Nordmalings kommun, Robertsfors kommun, Vännäs kommun, Umeå kommun and Bolidens, Bureå, Burträsk, Byske, Kågedalens, Lövångers, Sankt Olovs, Sankt Örjans and Skellefteå församlingar in Skellefteå kommun), Västernorrlands län (Ånge kommun, Sollefteå kommun, Holms and Lidens församlingar in Sundsvalls kommun and Anundsjö, Björna, Skorpeds and Trehörningsjö församlingar in Örnsköldsviks kommun), Gävleborgs län (Ljusdals kommun), Kopparbergs län (Älvdalens kommun, Vansbro kommun, Orsa kommun, Malungs kommun and Venjans and Våmhus församlingar in Mora kommun) and Värmlands län (Torsby kommun) as laid down in Annex 1 of Protocol 6; whereas this document contains the elements referred to in Article 8 (4) and (7) and Article 10 of Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as well as Article 14 (2) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88; whereas expenditure under this single programming document is eligible, pursuant to Article 33 (2) second subparagraph of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88, as from 1 January 1995;

Whereas the single programming document submitted by this Member State includes a description of the priorities selected and the applications for assistance from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), Guidance Section, and the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG);

Whereas, in accordance with Article 3 of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88, the Commission is charged with ensuring, within the framework of the partnership, coordination and consistency between assistance from the Funds and assistance provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the other financial instruments, including the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the other actions for structural purposes;

Whereas the EIB has been involved in the drawing up of the single programming document in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 (1) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88, applicable by analogy in the establishment of the single programming document; whereas it has declared itself prepared to contribute to the implementation of this document in conformity with its statutory provisions; whereas, however, it has not yet been possible to evaluate precisely the amounts of Community loans corresponding to the financial needs;

Whereas Article 2 second subparagraph of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1866/90 of 2 July 1990 on arrangements for using the ecu for the purpose of the budgetary management of the Structural Funds (5), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2745/94 (6), stipulates that in the Commission Decisions approving a single programming document, the Community assistance available for the entire period and the annual breakdown thereof shall be set out in ecus at prices for the year in which each decision is taken and shall be subject to indexation; whereas this annual breakdown must be compatible with the progressive increase in the commitment appropriations shown in Annex III to Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88, as amended by the Act of Accession (7); whereas indexation is based on a single rate per year, corresponding to the rates applied annually to budget appropriations on the basis of the mechanism for the technical adjustment of the financial perspectives;

Whereas Article 1 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4254/88 of 19 December 1988 laying down provisions for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as regards the European Regional Development Fund (8), as amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2083/93 (9), defines the measures for which the ERDF may provide financial support;

Whereas Article 1 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4255/88 of 19 December 1988 laying down provisions for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as regards the European Social Fund (10), as amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2084/93 (11), defines the measures for which the ESF may provide financial support;

Whereas Article 1 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 4256/88 of 19 December 1988 laying down provisions for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as regards the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), Guidance Section (12), as amended by Regulation (EEC) No 2085/93 (13), defines the measures for which the EAGGF Guidance Section may provide financial support;

Whereas Article 1 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2080/93 of 20 July 1993 laying down provisions for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as regards the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (14), defines the measures for which the FIFG may provide financial support;

Whereas the single programming document 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 single programming document satisfies the conditions and includes the information required by Article 14 of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88;

Whereas certain measures provided for in the present single programming document involve co-financing with existing aid schemes that were notified to the EFTA Surveillance Authority as existing aid on entry into force of the Agreement on the European Economic Area or have been approved by the EFTA Surveillance Authority or the Commission since 1 January 1994, or with new or altered aid schemes that have not yet been approved by the Commission; whereas the existing aid schemes will, if necessary, be brought into line with Article 92 and 93 of the Treaty or replaced by other approved aid schemes;

Whereas the present assistance satisfies the conditions laid down in Article 13 of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88, and so should be implemented by means of an integrated approach involving finance from more than one Fund;

Whereas Article 1 of the Financial Regulation of 21 December 1977 applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (15), as last amended by Regulation (EC, Euratom, ECSC) No 2335/95 (16), states that the legal commitments entered into for measures extending over more than one financial year must contain a time limit for implementation which must be specified to the recipient in due form when the aid is granted;

Whereas all the other conditions laid down for the grant of aid from the ERDF, the ESF, the EAGGF, Guidance Section, and the FIFG have been complied with,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The single programming document for Community structural assistance in the region of Jämtlands län and parts of the regions of Norrbottens län (excluding Luleå kommun, Överluleå församling in Bodens kommun and Piteå kommun excluding Markbygdens folkbokföringsdistrikt), Västerbottens län (excluding Nordmalings kommun, Robertsfors kommun, Vännäs kommun, Umeå kommun and Bolidens, Bureå, Burträsk, Byske, Kågedalens, Lövångers, Sankt Olovs, Sankt Örjans and Skellefteå församlingar in Skellefteå kommun), Västernorrlands län (Ånge kommun, Sollefteå kommun, Holms and Lidens församlingar in Sundsvalls kommun and Anundsjö, Björna, Skorpeds and Trehörningsjö församlingar in Örnsköldsviks kommun), Gävleborgs län (Ljusdals kommun), Kopparbergs län (Älvdalens kommun, Vansbro kommun, Orsa kommun, Malungs kommun and Venjans and Våmhus församlingar in Mora kommun) and Värmlands län (Torsby kommun) concerned by Objective 6 in Sweden, covering the period 1 January 1995 to 31 December 1999, is hereby approved.

Article 2

The single programming document includes the following essential elements:

(a) a statement of the priorities for joint action, their specific quantified objectives, an appraisal of their expected impact and their consistency with economic, social and regional policies in Sweden.

The priorities are:

1. development of employment and economic life;

2. promoting know-how;

3. agriculture, fisheries and natural resources;

4. rural and community development;

5. SAMI development;

(b) the assistance from the Structural Funds and the FIFG as referred to in Article 4;

(c) the detailed provisions for implementing the single programming document comprising:

- the procedures for monitoring and evaluation,

- the financial implementation provisions,

- the rules for compliance with Community policies;

(d) the procedures for verifying additionality and an initial evaluation of the latter;

(e) the arrangements for associating the environmental authorities with the implementation of the single programming document;

(f) the means available for technical assistance necessary for the preparation, implementation or adaptation of the measures concerned.

Article 3

For the purpose of indexation, the annual breakdown of the global maximal allocation foreseen for the assistance from the Structural Funds and the FIFG is as follows:

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Article 4

The assistance from the Structural Funds and the FIFG granted to the single programming document amounts to a maximum of ECU 252 million.

The procedure for granting the financial assistance, including the financial contribution from the Funds to the various priorities and measures, is set out in the financing plan and the detailed implementing provisions which form an integral part of the single programming document.

The national financial contribution envisaged, which is approximately ECU 236,05 million for the public sector and ECU 146,97 million for the private sector, may be met in part by Community loans, in particular from the ECSC and EIB.

Article 5

1. The breakdown among the Structural Funds and the FIFG of the total Community assistance available is as follows:

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2. The budgetary commitments for the first instalment are as follows:

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Commitments of subsequent instalments will be based on the financing plan for the single programming document and on progress in its implementation.

Article 6

The breakdown among the Structural Funds and the FIFG and the procedure for the grant of the assistance may be altered subsequently, subject to the availability of funds and the budgetary rules, in the light of adjustments decided according to the procedure laid down in Article 25 (5) of Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88.

Article 7

1. This Decision is without prejudice to the position of the Commission on notified or unnotified new or existing aid schemes that are used in implementing the measures contained in the single programming document; in accordance with Articles 92 and 93 of the Treaty, aid schemes must be approved by the Commission, except where they comply with the de minimis rule as described in the Community guidelines on State aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (17).

2. Community assistance in connection with existing aid schemes within the meaning of Article 172 (5) of the Act of Accession shall be granted, subject to possible adjustments or limitations that may be necessary to render them compatible with the Treaty.

3. Community assistance for new or altered aid schemes shall be suspended until they have been approved by the Commission.

Article 8

The Community assistance concerns expenditure on operations under the single programming document which, in the Member State concerned, are the subject of legally binding commitments and for which the requisite finance has been specifically allocated no later than 31 December 1999. The final date for taking account of expenditure on these measures is 31 December 2001.

Article 9

The single programming document shall be implemented in accordance with Community law, and in particular Articles 6, 30, 48, 52 and 59 of the Treaty and the Community Directives on the coordination of procedures for the award of contracts.

Article 10

The Decision is addressed to the Kingdom of Sweden.

Done at Brussels, 6 November 1995.

For the Commission

Monika WULF-MATHIES

Member of the Commission

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