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31 Amendments of Bronis ROPĖ related to 2018/0199(COD)

Amendment 59 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) In order to support the harmonious development of the Union's territory at different levels, the ERDF should support cross-border cooperation, transnational cooperation, maritime cooperation, outermost regions’ cooperation and interregional cooperation under the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg). The principles on multi-level governance and partnership should be taken into account, and place-based approaches should be strengthened as well as the principle of non- discrimination.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 77 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The cross-border cooperation component should aim to tackle common challenges identified jointly in the border regions, and to exploit the untapped growth potential in border areas as evidenced in the Communication of the Commission 'Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions’23 ('Border Regions Communication'). Consequently, the cross- border component should be limited tosupport cooperation on land borders and cross- border cooperation on maritime borders should be integrated into the transnational component maritime border regions. _________________ 23 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament 'Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions' - COM(2017) 534 final, 20.9.2017.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 87 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation component should aim to strengthen cooperation by means of actions conducive to integrated territorial development linked to the Union's cohesion policy priorities, and should also include maritime cross-border cooperation. Transnational cooperation should cover larger territories on the mainland of the Union, whereas maritime cooperation should cover territories around sea-basins and integrate cross-border cooperation on maritime borders during the programming period 2014-2020. Maximum flexibility should be given to continue implementing previous maritime cross- border cooperation within a larger maritime cooperation framework, in particular by defining the territory covered, the specific objectives for such cooperation, the requirements for a project partnership and the setting-up of sub- programmes and specific steering committees.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 106 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) Based on the best practices and experience with the interregional cooperation programmes under Interreg and the lack of such cooperation within programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal during the programming period 2014-2020, the interregional cooperation component should focus more specifically on boosting the effectiveness of cohesion policy. That component should therefore be limited to two programmes, one to enable all kind of experience, innovative approaches and capacity building for programmes under both goals and to promote European groupings of territorial cooperation ('EGTCs') set up or to be set up pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1082/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council24 and one to improve the analysis of development trends. Project-based cooperation throughout the Union should be integrated into the new component on interregional innovation investments and closely linked to the implementation of the Communication from the Commission 'Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth'25 , in particular to support thematic smart specialisation platforms on fields such as energy, circular economy, industrial modernisation or agrifood. Finally, integrated territorial development focusing on functional urban areas or urban areas should be concentrated within programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal and in one accompanying instrument, the ‘European Urban Initiative”. The two programmes under the interregional cooperation component should cover the whole Union and should also be open for the participation of third countries. _________________ 24 Regulation (EC) No 1082/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on a European grouping of territorial cooperation (EGTC) (OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. 19). 25 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions 'Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth' - COM(2017) 376 final, 18.7.2017.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 132 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) It is necessary to set out the resources allocated to each of the different components of Interreg, including each Member State's share of the global amounts for the cross-border cooperation, the transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation, the outermost regions’ cooperation and the interregional cooperation, the potential available to Member States concerning flexibility between those components. Compared to the programming period 2014-2020, the share for cross-border cooperation should be reduced, while the share for transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation should be increased because of the integration of maritime cooperation, and a new outermost regions’ cooperation component should be created.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 140 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) This Regulation should add twoan Interreg-specific objectives, one to support an Interreg-specific objective strengthening institutional capacity, enhancing legal and administrative cooperation, in particular where linked to implementation of the Border Regions Communication, intensify cooperation between citizens, civil society actors and institutions and the development and coordination of macro-regional and sea- basin strategies, and one to address specific external cooperation issues such as safety, security, border crossing management and migration.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 149 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) The provisions on the criteria for operations to be considered as genuinely joint and cooperative, on the partnership within an Interreg operation and on the obligations of the lead partner as set out during the programme period 2014-2020 should on be continued. However, Interreg partners should cooperate in all fourt least three dimensions (development, implementation, staffing andor financing) and, under outermost regions’ cooperation, in three out of four, as it should be simpler to combine support from the ERDF and external financing instruments from the Union both on the level of programmes and operations.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 156 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26 a (new)
(26 a) It is necessary to underline that Member States may not introduce additional rules which complicate the access to funds for the beneficiaries.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 164 #
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30 a (new)
(30 a) It is appropriate to encourage financial discipline. At the same time, arrangements for de-commitment of budgetary commitments should take into account of the complexity of Interreg programmes and their implementation.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 190 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point a
(a) internal cross-border cooperation between adjacent land or maritime border regions of two or more Member States or between adjacent land border regions of at least one Member State and one or more third countries listed in Article 4(3); or
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 196 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b – introductory part
(b) external cross-border cooperation, between adjacent land or maritime border regions of at least one Member State and of one or more of the following:
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 232 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. Regions on maritime borders which are connected over the sea by a fixed link shall also be supported under cross-border cooperation.deleted
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 238 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 4
4. For external cross-border cooperation, the regions to be supported by IPA III or NDICI shall be NUTS level 3 regions of the respective partner country or, in the absence of NUTS classification, equivalent areas along all land borders between Member States and partner countries eligible under IPA III or NDICI.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 332 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) 11.5 % (i.e., a total of EUR 97450 000 000) for interregional innovation investments (component 5).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 364 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
The co-financing rate at the level of each Interreg programme shall be not higher than 70 %, unless, with regard to external cross-border or component 3 Interreg programmes, a higher percentage is fixed in Regulations (EU) [IPA III], [NDICI] or Council Decision (EU) [OCTP] respectively or in any act adopted thereunderbe higher than 85%.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 378 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – point e
(e) promoting social inclusion and tackling poverty, including by enhancing equal opportunities and, gender equality, combating discrimination across borders and support for marginalised communities.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 386 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 4 – point a – point ii
(ii) enhance efficient public administration by promoting legal and administrative cooperation and cooperation between citizens, civil society actors and institutions, in particular, with a view to resolving legal and other obstacles in border regions;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 392 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 5
5. Under external cross-border and component 2 and 3 Interreg programmes the ERDF and, where applicable, the external financing instruments of the Union shall also contribute to the external Interreg-specific objective 'a safer and more secure Europe', in particular by actions in the fields of border crossing management and mobility and migration management, including the protection of migrants.deleted
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 402 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2
2. An additional 150% of the ERDF and, where applicable, of the external financing instruments of the Union allocations under priorities other than for technical assistance to each Interreg programme under components 1, 2 and 3, shall be allocated on the Interreg-specific objective of 'a better Interreg governance' or on the external Interreg-specific objective of 'a safer and more secure Europe'.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 422 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
The participating Member States shall prepare an Interreg programme in cooperation with the programme partners referred to in Article [6] of Regulation (EU) [the new CPR] of all participating Member States.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 452 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 4 – point h
(h) the actions taken to involve the relevant programme partners referred to in Article [6] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] of all participating Member States in the preparation of the Interreg programme, and the role of those programme partners in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of that programme;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 480 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
That monitoring committee may set up one or, in particular in the case of sub- programmes, more steering committees which act under its responsibility for the selection of operations. Steering committees have to apply the partnership principle as set out in Article 6 of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] and involve partners from all participating Member States.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 516 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The contribution from the ERDF or, where applicable, an external financing instrument of the Union, to a small project fund within an Interreg programme shall not exceed EUR 20 000 000 or 1520% of the total allocation of the Interreg programme, whichever is lower.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 563 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The composition of the monitoring committee of each Interreg programme shall be agreed by the Member States and, where applicable, by the third countries, partner countries and OCTs participating in that programme and shall ensure a balanced representation of the relevant authorities, intermediate bodies and representatives of the programme partners referred to in Article [6] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] from all participating Member States, third countries, partner countries and OCTs.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 638 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 2
2. The managing authority and the audit authority shallmay be located in the same Member State.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 678 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) 2021: 12%;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 686 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) 2022: 12%;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 693 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) 2023: 12%;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 701 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) 2024: 1,5%;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 724 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 50 a (new)
Article 50 a Decommitment By way of derogation from Article 99.1 of Regulation (EU) [new CPR], the Commission shall decommit any amount in an Interreg programme which has not been used for pre-financing in accordance with Article 49 or for which a payment application has not been submitted by 26 December of the third calendar year following the year of the budget commitments of the years 2021 to 2026.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 771 #
Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 1
At the initiative of the Commission, the ERDF may support interregional innovation investments, as set out in point 5 of Article 3, bringing together researchers, businesses, civil society and public administrations involved in smart specialisation strategies and social innovation strategies established at national or regional levels.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI