Guidance note to the COCOF major projects /aid schemes and the automatic decommitment rule for the period 2007-2013

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Period : 2007-2013
Date : 30/06/2010

The Community legislation on major projects and aid schemes for the 2007-2013 programming period significantly differs from that in place for the 2000-2006 programming period.

The principal change made for the current period is the inclusion of Cohesion Fund projects in operational programmes. Consequently, the "n+2"/"n+3" (hereafter, "n+2") rule will apply in the same manner as to the ERDF and the eligibility period of expenditure under major projects will be that of the operational programme to which they belong. In addition, the information transmitted for each major project by the Member States under Article 40 of Regulation (EC) N°1083/2006 includes an annual financial plan which, pursuant to Article 41(2) of the same Regulation  (see information note to the COCOF n° 08/0006/01-EN), will appear in Annex II of the Commission decision on that major project.

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