2.2.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 27/5


Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC) No 1989/2006 of 21 December 2006 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999

( Official Journal of the European Union L 411 of 30 December 2006 )

Regulation (EC) No 1989/2006 should read as follows:

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1989/2006

of 21 December 2006

amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania (1), and in particular Article 4(3) thereof,

Having regard the Act of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania (2), and in particular Article 56 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 56 of the Act of Accession, where acts which remain valid beyond 1 January 2007, and require adaptation by reason of accession, and the necessary adaptations have not been provided for in the Act of Accession or its Annexes, the necessary acts shall be adopted by the Council, unless the Commission adopted the original act.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 (3) defines the general rules governing the assistance of the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and their objectives. Pursuant to Article 53, Annex III to that Regulation establishes the ceilings applicable to co-financing rates in the operational programmes, by Member State and by objective, on the basis of objective criteria. Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 should be adapted in order to take into account the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union.

(3)

It is necessary to ensure that any technical adaptation to the Structural and Cohesion Funds legislation is adopted as soon as possible so as to allow Bulgaria and Romania to present programming documents as from the date of their accession to the European Union.

(4)

Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 is replaced by the text in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force only subject to and on the date of the entry into force of the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 21 December 2006.

For the Council

The President

J. KORKEAOJA

ANNEX

‘ANNEX III

Ceilings applicable to co-financing rates

(referred to in Article 53)

Criteria

Member States

ERDF and ESF

Percentage of eligible expenditure

Cohesion Fund

Percentage of eligible expenditure

1.

Member States whose average GDP per capita for the period 2001 to 2003 was below 85 % of the EU-25 average during the same period

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia

85 % for the Convergence and Regional competitiveness and employment objectives

85 %

2.

Member States other than those under (1) eligible for the transitional regime of the Cohesion Fund on 1 January 2007

Spain

80 % for the Convergence and the phasing-in regions under the Regional competitiveness and employment objective

50 % for the Regional competitiveness and employment objective outside phasing-in regions

85 %

3.

Member States other than those referred to under 1 and 2

Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Sweden and United Kingdom

75 % for the Convergence objective

4.

Member States other than those referred to under 1 and 2

Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Sweden and United Kingdom

50 % for the Regional competitiveness and employment objective

5.

Outermost Regions referred to in Article 299(2) of the Treaty benefiting from the additional allocation for these regions provided for in paragraph 20 of Annex II

Spain, France and Portugal

50 %

6.

Outermost Regions referred to in Article 299(2) of the Treaty

Spain, France and Portugal

85 % under the Convergence and Regional competitiveness and employment objectives

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(1)  OJ L 157, 21.6.2005, p. 11.

(2)  OJ L 157, 21.6.2005, p. 203.

(3)  OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. 25.