28.3.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 87/16


COMMISSION DECISION

of 26 March 2007

amending Decision 2006/769/EC drawing up the list of regions and areas eligible for funding from the European Regional Development Fund under the cross-border and transnational strands of the European territorial cooperation objective for the period 2007 to 2013 as concerns Bulgaria and Romania

(notified under document number C(2007) 1284)

(2007/190/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 of 11 July 2006 laying down general provisions for the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 (1), and in particular Article 7 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

By Commission Decision 2006/769/EC (2) a list of regions and areas eligible for funding from the European Regional Development Fund under the cross-border and transnational strands of the European territorial cooperation objective for the period 2007 to 2013 was established.

(2)

Following the accession of Bulgaria and Romania, regions and areas from those Member States should be added to the list of regions and areas eligible for funding from the European Regional Development Fund under the cross-border and transnational strands of the European territorial cooperation objective.

(3)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Coordination Committee of the Funds.

(4)

Decision 2006/769/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

For reasons of clarity and legal certainty, this Decision should apply from the date of accession of Bulgaria and Romania,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision 2006/769/EC is amended as follows:

1.

Annex I is amended as follows:

(a)

the following entries are inserted after the entry ‘BE353 Arr. Philippeville’:

‘BG311

Vidin

BG312

Montana

BG313

Vratsa

BG314

Pleven

BG321

Veliko Tarnovo

BG323

Ruse

BG325

Silistra

BG332

Dobrich

BG413

Blagoevgrad

BG422

Haskovo

BG424

Smolyan

BG425

Kardzhali’;

(b)

the following entries are inserted after the entry ‘PT184 Baixo Alentejo’:

‘RO111

Bihor

RO115

Satu Mare

RO223

Constanța

RO312

Călărași

RO314

Giurgiu

RO317

Teleorman

RO411

Dolj

RO413

Mehedinți

RO414

Olt

RO421

Arad

RO424

Timiș’.

2.

In Annex II, the list of areas under the heading ‘SOUTH EAST EUROPE’ is amended as follows:

(a)

the following entries are inserted before the entry ‘GR11 Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki’:

‘BG31

Severozapaden

BG32

Severen tsentralen

BG33

Severoiztochen

BG34

Yugoiztochen

BG41

Yugozapaden

BG42

Yuzhen tsentralen’;

(b)

the following entries are inserted after the entry ‘AT34 Vorarlberg’:

‘RO11

Nord-Vest

RO12

Centru

RO21

Nord-Est

RO22

Sud-Est

RO31

Sud-Muntenia

RO32

București-Ilfov

RO41

Sud-Vest Oltenia

RO42

Vest’.

Article 2

This Decision shall apply from the 1 January 2007.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 26 March 2007.

For the Commission

Danuta HÜBNER

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. 25. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1989/2006 (OJ L 411, 30.12.2006, p. 6).

(2)  OJ L 312, 11.11.2006, p. 47.