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Ex-ante conditionality

List of ex-ante conditionalities - Cypus 2014-2020

Ex-ante conditionalities are an essential part of the preparations for the next programming period. Cypriot authorities need to take actions to fulfil the following ex-ante conditionalities before the start of the programming period 2014-2020.

List of ex-ante conditionalities - Bulgaria 2014-2020

Ex-ante conditionalities represent pre-conditions that all Member States including Bulgaria will have to fulfil by the time of submitting the Partnership Agreement (PA). Should this not be the case EU countries will have to present the European Commission with an action plan and a timetable for its implementation. Ex-ante conditionalities must be fulfilled no later than 31 December 2016 (or within two year following the adoption of the PA). A number of 14 ex-ante conditionalities have been identified in the case of Bulgaria, covering different fields such as SMEs and business development, employment, energy efficiency, public procurement and transport. Read the full list of ex-ante conditionalities.

List of ex-ante conditionalities - Romania 2014-2020

Ex-ante conditionalities are an essential part of the preparations for the next programming period. They represent pre-conditions that all Member States will have to fulfil and are linked to the effective and efficient use of EU funds.  Should ex-ante conditionalities not be fulfilled by the time the Partnership Agreement (PA) has been submitted, EU countries will need to present the European Commission with an action plan and a timetable for implementation. Ex-ante conditionalities must be fulfilled no later than 31 December 2016 (or within two year following the adoption of the PA).

In the case of Romania the following ex-ante conditionalities have been defined:

  • Effectiveness of the public procurement system, through the implementation of the recommendations of the evaluation carried out by Commission services;
  • The existence of a strategy to reinforce Romania's administrative efficiency including public administration reform;
  • Adoption of a comprehensive transport master plan, resting on a multimodal approach, reflecting financing constraints and benefiting from sound political endorsement;
  • Preparation of a national research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation, being an integral part of an industrial policy, valorising national fields of excellence and comparative advantages, reflecting demand-driven inputs;
  • The existence and the implementation of a national strategy for poverty reduction;
  • The existence of a national or regional strategy for health ensuring access to quality health services and economic sustainability;
  • The existence of a comprehensive strategy to reduce early school leaving;
  • Modernisation and strengthening of labour market institutions, in accordance with the Employment Guidelines;
  • In fisheries, improve data collection for fisheries management (to ensure a smooth shift from direct to shared management) and the implementation of a Union control, inspection and enforcement system;
  • Romania should have appropriate recording systems to allow systematic monitoring of state aid expenditure, to ensure the compliance with state aid rules and, in particular, to avoid accumulation;
  • In agriculture and rural development, efforts are needed to strengthen and extend the advisory capacity on innovation and sustainable management of agriculture and forests; develop a functional cadastre system covering the territory of the country and an agricultural strategy with priorities per sector;
  • Adoption of a strategic plan for aquaculture.

Source: Position Paper on the Commission Services on the development of the Partnership Agreement and Programmes for the period 2014-2020 in Romania

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