Guidance for Member States on Combination of support from a financial instrument with other forms of support
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The legislative framework for the 2014-2020 programming period contains detailed and comprehensive provisions on financial instruments, including on the possibilities and conditions for combination of financial instruments with other forms of support.
Article 65(11) sets out the general rule for combining support from one or more ESI Funds or from one or more programmes and from other Union instruments.
As regards financial instruments Article 37(7) to (9) CPR sets out more specific rules which clarify the conditions to be met for combining ESIF programme support in the form of a financial instrument with another financial instrument or other forms of support from an ESIF programme or another instrument supported by the budget of the Union.
This note is not applicable to the cases where ESIF programme support, in the form of a financial instrument, is combined with national or regional schemes not supported by an ESIF programme or by the budget of the Union. It is therefore not applicable if ESIF programme support in the form of a financial instrument is combined with support from resources paid back from financial engineering instruments set up in the 2007-2013 period or those paid back from financial instruments in the 2014-2020 period as these resources are no longer considered to be programme resources or resources supported by the budget of the Union.
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