Suspended payments for regional policy

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Dear Regional and Urban Policy,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

Please provide a breakdown of all the instances in the last five years where the European Commission has suspended or blocked transfers of funds to member states under any of the regional policy funds (ERDF, ESF, CF, EAFRD and EMFF)

For each please tell me the date; the amount involved; the destination country and project that was being funded; the reason for the suspension and the final outcome (ie was the payment cancelled or rescheduled).

Please provide full details of each project, including the location, amount committed and agreed timetable.

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

Chris Harris

Política Regional y Urbana

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 03/5/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 10/5/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/2569.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 1/6/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

You have lodged your application via the website. Please note that this is a private website which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.

Yours faithfully,


European Commission
Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
Directorate B – Policy
Unit B4 – Legal Affairs
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Política Regional y Urbana

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Dear Mr Harris,


We refer to your request for access to documents dated 3 May 2016,
registered on the same day  under the above mentioned reference number.


Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete the handling of your application within the time
limit of 15 working days, which expires on 1 June 2016.


An extended time limit is needed as in order to retrieve the documents
requested, large files have to be examined. Further, your application
concerns documents held by different Services which must be consulted. 
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit with 15 working days in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 22 June 2016.


We apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.


Best regards,

Christina Antoniou



Legal Officer

European Commission

Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy

Better Implementation

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