Ref. Ares(2017)890872 - 17/02/2017
REGIONAL AND URBAN POLICY
Coordination, relations with the Court of Auditors and OLAF
regio.c.1 FN/cc D(2017)214777
Access to documents request – ref. GestDem No 095/2017
Dear Ms Damian,
We refer to your e-mail dated 06/01/2017 in which you make a request for access to
documents, registered on the same date with the reference "GestDem No 095/2017", in
the following terms:
"(…) documents which contain the following information
: The state of play of the
certification of the managing authorities and intermediate bodies per member state for
2014 - 2020. The certification is given by their national audit authorities. I am interested
in either the number certified out of the total to be certified [by] such authorities or (…)
the % certified out of the total to be certified per member state for the 2014-2020
financial exercise. Based on this certification the above managing authorities (MA) and /
or intermediate bodies (IB) are able to forward requests for payment and reimburse
European structural and investment funds to their end beneficiaries."
With the term "certification", we understand you refer to the designation of managing
and certifying authorities for programmes co-financed by the European Structural and
Investment Funds managed by our services (i.e. the European Regional Development
Fund and Cohesion Fund) and notified to the Commission under Article 124 of
Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013. As of 31 January 2017, there are 201 programmes (out
of 295) for which that designation has been submitted to the Commission. In annex to
this letter, you find the list of programmes per Member State and the respective state of
play concerning designation1.
As for the designation of intermediate bodies, we do not have a list with this information
because there is no legal obligation for the Member States to notify the Commission
about such designation.
1 The programmes for which the table in annex does not refer any "date of notification" means that this
has not been submitted to the Commission under the said Article 124.
Ms Roxana Damian
Vaskapu utca b6
Commission européenne/Europese Commissie, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, BELGIQUE/BELGIË - Tel. +32 22991111
Office: BU29 - Tel. direct line +32 229-63925
You may reuse the information provided in annex free of charge for non-commercial and
commercial purposes provided that the source is acknowledged, that you do not distort the
original meaning or message of the document. Please note that the Commission does not
assume liability stemming from the reuse.
Head of Unit
Electronically signed on 17/02/2017 15:31 (UTC+01) in accordance with article 4.2 (Validity of electronic documents) of Commission Decision 2004/563