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Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes - State of Play

(15 September 2014)

Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes - State of Play

The European Commission has adopted 16 out of 28 Partnership Agreements (PA)and is now analysing the official PAs received from the other 12 Member States, as well as draft Cohesion Policy Operational Programmes (OP) from all countries outlining their investment plans for EU Structural and Investment Funds for the 2014-2020 programming period.

The PAs and OPs (managed by DG REGIO) have come from:

  • Danmark: PA adopted 05/05 and their one OP adopted
  • Deutschland: PA adopted 22/05 and all 16 OPs submitted
  • Polska: PA adopted 23/05 and all 21 OPs submitted
  • Ελλάδα: PA adopted 23/05 and all 16 OPs submitted
  • Latvija:PA adopted 20/06 and their one OP submitted
  • Lietuva: PA adopted 20/06 and their one OP adopted
  • Eesti: PA adopted 20/06 and their one OP submitted
  • Κύπρος: PA adopted 20/06 and their one OP submitted
  • Slovensko: PA adopted 20/06 and all five OP submitted
  • Portugal: PA adopted 30/07 and all ten OPs submitted
  • România: PA adopted 06/08 and three OPs submitted
  • България/Bulgaria: PA adopted 07/08 and all four OPs submitted
  • France: PA adopted 08/08 and all 32 OPs submitted
  • Nederland: PA adopted 22/08 and all four OPs submitted
  • Česká republika: PA adopted 26/08 and all six OPs submitted
  • Magyarország: PA adopted 29/08 and all five OPs submitted
  • Suomi/Finland: PA 17/02 and their one OP submitted
  • Slovenija: PA 10/04 and their one OP submitted
  • Sverige: PA 17/04 and nine OPs submitted
  • Österreich: PA 17/04 and their one OP submitted
  • Malta: PA 01/04 and one OP submitted
  • United Kingdom: PA 17/04 and their six OPs submitted
  • Italia: PA 22/04 and 23 OPs submitted
  • España: PA 22/04 and all 22 OPs submitted
  • Hrvatska: PA 22/04 and their one OP submitted
  • Éire/Ireland: PA 22/04 and their two OPs submitted
  • Belgien/Belgique/België: PA 23/04 and two OPs submitted
  • Luxembourg : PA 30/04 and their one OP submitted

96% of all REGIO-led OPs are now submitted, while 3 OPs (DK, DE - Schleswig-Holstein, LT) adopted

The Commission has underlined that a strategic approach to the use of the funds is critical and quality is more important than speed.

The Commission will continue thoroughly analysing the remaining Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes, sending observations, where appropriate, to Member States.

The next adoptions are expected in September, with the later ones in autumn.

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