Law On Consent To The Internal Agreement Between The Representatives Of The Governments Of The Member States Of The European Union, Meeting Within The Council, On The Financing Of The Aid Of The Union European On The Basis Of The Multiannual Financial ...

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Posted the: 2014-08-01 Numac: 2014015138 FEDERAL Foreign Affairs, external trade and development COOPERATION PUBLIC SERVICE may 27, 2014. -Law concerning consent to the agreement internal between the representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council, on the financing of the aid from the Union European under the financial framework for the period 2014-2020 in accordance with the ACP - EU partnership and agreement to the allocation of financial aid to the countries and overseas territories to which the provisions of part four of the Treaty on the functioning of the Union European made in Luxembourg and Brussels, June 24-June 26, 2013 respectively (1) PHILIPPE, King of the Belgians, to all, present and future, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 77 of the Constitution.
S. 2 internal the agreement between the representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council, on the financing of the aid from the Union European under the financial framework for the period 2014-2020 in accordance with the ACP - EU partnership and agreement to the allocation of financial aid to the countries and overseas territories to which the provisions of part four of the Treaty on the functioning of the Union European made in Luxembourg and Brussels, June 24 and June 26, 2013 respectively, will release its full and complete effect.
Promulgate this Act, order that it be under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given in Brussels on May 27, 2014.
PHILIPPE by the King: the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, international trade and European Affairs, D. REYNDERS the Minister of Cooperation for development, p.. Lady sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, Ms. A. TURTELBOOM _ Note (1) Senate (www.senate.be): Documents: 5-2788 annals of the Senate: 2014-04-03 House of representatives (www.lachambre.be): Documents: complete record 53-3541: internal 2014-04-23 agreement between the representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European UNION, meeting within the Council, relating to the financing of the aid of the UNION EUROPEENNEAU title of framework financial MULTIANNUAL for the period 2014-2020 pursuant to the agreement of partnership ACP - EU and At the allocation of aid financial intended for the overseas countries and territories to which to apply the provisions of the fourth part of the Treaty on the functioning of the UNION European the representatives of Governments of States members of the European UNION, meeting within the Council, having regard to the Treaty on the European Union, having regard to the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, after consultation of the European Commission , After consultation of the Bank European investment, whereas the following: (1) the partnership agreement between the members of the Group of African States, the Caribbean and the Pacific, of one part, and the community and its Member States, on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 (1), amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 (2) and amended for the second time , in Ouagadougou (3), June 22, 2010 (hereinafter referred to as the "ACP - EU partnership agreement"), provides that financial protocols are defined for each five-year period.
(2) on 17 July 2006, the representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, have adopted an internal agreement on the financing of aid from the community in respect of the financial framework for the period 2008-2013, in accordance with the ACP - EC partnership and agreement to the allocation of financial aid to the countries and territories from overseas to which apply the provisions of part IV of treated this (4).
(3) Decision 2001/822/EC of the Council of 27 November 2001 on the association of the countries and overseas territories with the European Community (5) (hereinafter the 'overseas association decision') shall apply until 31 December 2013. It is necessary to adopt a new decision before that date.
(4) in order to implement the ACP - EU partnership agreement and the overseas association decision, should establish an 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and to set the terms of its allocation and the contributions of Member States to this.
(5) pursuant to annex Ib of the ACP - EU partnership agreement, the Union and its Member States have carried out, with the Group of African States, the Caribbean and the Pacific (hereinafter referred to as "ACP States"), an estimate of the results, in assessing the degree of realisation of commitments and disbursements.
(6) it is appropriate to lay down rules for the management of financial cooperation.
(7) it is appropriate to establish a Committee of the representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the Commission (hereinafter referred to as the "EDF Committee") and a Committee of the same nature with the European Investment Bank (EIB). Should be harmonised action deployed by the Commission and the EIB for the implementation of the ACP - EU partnership and the corresponding provisions of the overseas association decision agreement.
(8) the policy of EU development cooperation is governed by the objectives of the Millennium development goals adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 8 September 2000, and any subsequent amendments thereto.
(9) on 22 December 2005, the Council and the representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission have adopted a joint statement on European Union development policy: the European consensus (6).
(10) December 9, 2010, the Council adopted conclusions on mutual accountability and transparency: fourth chapter of the operational framework for EU aid effectiveness. These conclusions have been added to the consolidated text of the operational framework on the effectiveness of aid in which agreements agreed under the Paris declaration on aid effectiveness (2005), of the code of conduct on complementarity and the division of labour in development policy (2007) and the guidelines of the EU for the Accra action plan (2008) were reiterated. November 14, 2011, the Council adopted a position common to the EU, including the guarantee of transparency of the EU as well as on other aspects relating to transparency and accountability for the fourth high level forum on the effectiveness of the help of Busan (South Korea), which has resulted, inter alia, to the final document of Busan. The Union and its Member States endorsed the final document of Busan. May 14, 2012, the Council adopted conclusions entitled ' increasing the impact of EU development policy: an agenda for change "and"the future approach to budgetary support from the EU to third countries".
(11) it is appropriate to take account of the assistance (ODA) targets referred to in the conclusions cited in recital 10. In the reports on expenditures made in respect of the 11th EDF, established for Member States and the OECD Development Assistance Committee, the Commission should make a distinction between activities which are part of ODA and those not covered.
(12) on 22 December 2009, the Council adopted conclusions on the relations of the EU with the countries and territories (OCTs).
(13) the application of this agreement should be consistent with the EU-427-2010 Decision of the Council of 26 July 2010 establishing the Organization and functioning of the European service for external action (7).
(14) in order to avoid any interruption of funding between March and December 2020, should ensure that the period of application of the multiannual financial framework of the 11th EDF is identical to that of the multiannual financial framework for the 2014-2020 period applicable to the general budget of the Union. As a result, it is best to 31 December 2020 deadline for funding commitments to the 11th EDF rather than 28 February 2020, which is the date deadline for the implementation of the ACP - EU partnership agreement.
(15) in line with the fundamental principles set out in the ACP - EU partnership agreement, the objectives pursued by the 11th EDF are the following: the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and the gradual integration of the ACP States into the world economy.
There are grounds for granting special treatment for the least developed countries.
(16) in order to strengthen cooperation between the outermost regions of the Union and the ACP States, as well as socio-economic with the OCTs in the Caribbean, West Africa and the Indian ocean, the regulations on the European Fund for regional development and European territorial cooperation should include a strengthening of allowances for the period 2014-2020 said cooperation between them HAVE agreed as follows: Chapter 1 financial resources ARTICLE Prime resources of FED 11th, 1. The Member States shall introduce an eleventh European Development Fund, hereinafter referred to as "The 11th EDF".
2. the 11th EDF has as follows: has) an amount of 30 506 000 EUR (in current prices), funded by the Member States according to the following contributions: Lidstaat Verdeelsleutel (%) In Bijdrage EUR state key member of contribution (%) Contribution in EUR België 3,24927 991 222 306 Belgium 3,24927 991 222 306 Bulgarije 0,21853

66 664 762 Bulgaria 0,21853 Czech Republic 0,79745 66 664 762 243 270 097 0,79745 Czech Republic 243 270 097 Denmark 1,98045 604 156 077 Denmark 1,98045 604 156 077 Duitsland 20,5798 6 278 073 788 Germany 20,5798 6 278 073 788 Estland 0,08635 26 341 931 Estonia 0,08635 26 341 931 Ierland 0,94006 286 774 704 Ireland 0,94006 286 774 704 Griekenland 1,50735 459 832 191 Greece 1,50735 459 832 191 Spanje 7,93248 2 419 882 349 Spain 7,93248 2 419 882 349 Frankrijk 17,81269 5 433 939 212 France 17,81269 5 433 939 212 Kroatië (*) 0,22518 68 693 411 Croatia (*) 0,22518 68 693 411 Italy 12,53009 3 822 429 255 Italy 12,53009 Cyprus 0,11162 3 822 429 255 34 050 797 Cyprus 0,11162 34 050 797 Letland 0,11612 35 423 567 Latvia 0,11612 35 423 567 de 0,18077 55 145 696 Lithuania 0,18077 55 145 696 Luxemburg 0,25509 77 817 755 Luxembourg 0,25509 77 817 755 Hongarije 0,61456 187 477 674 Hungary 0,61456 187 477 674 Malta 0,03801 11 595 331 Malta 0,03801 11 595 331 Nederland 4,77678 1 457 204 507 Netherlands 4,77678 1 457 204 507 Oostenrijk 2,39757 731 402 704 Austria 2,39757 731 402 704 Polen 2,00734 612 359 140 2,00734 Poland 612 359 140 Portugal 1,19679 Portugal 1,19679 365 092 757 365 092 757 Roemenie 0,71815 219 078 839 Romania 0,71815 219 078 839 Slovenia 0,22452 68 492 071 Slovenia 0,22452 68 492 071 Slowakije 0,37616 114 751 370 0,37616 Slovakia 114 751 370 Finland 1,50909 460 362 995 Finland 1,50909 460 362 995 Zweden 2,93911 896 604 897 Sweden 2,93911 896 604 897 Verenigd Koninkrijk 14,67862 4 477 859 817 United Kingdom 14,67862 4 477 859 817 TOTAAL 100,00000 30 506 000 000 TOTAL 100,00000 30 506 000 000 (*) Geraamd bedrag (*) estimated amount.

The amount of EUR 30 506 million is made available from the entry into force of the multiannual financial framework for the period 2014-2020. This sum: i) 29 089 million euros are allocated to the ACP States;
II) EUR 364.5 million shall be allocated to the OCTs;
III) 1 052 million euros are allocated to the Commission for funding of aid referred to in article 6, related to the programming and implementation of the 11th EDF; which at least 76.3 million euros are to be allocated to the Commission for the measures aimed at strengthening the impact of the EDF programmes referred to in article 6, paragraph 3;
(b) with the exception of the subsidies for the financing of the interest rate subsidies referred to in annexes I and Ib to the ACP - EU partnership and agreement in annexes IIA and PISG of the overseas association decision and funds allocated to the 9th and 10th EDF to finance the resources of the investment facilities are not affected by Decision 2005/446 / EC (8) or paragraph 5 of annex Ib of the partnership agreement ACP - EU, indicating the dates beyond which 9th and 10th EDF funds can no longer be committed. These funds are transferred to the 11th EDF and managed in accordance with the implementing rules to count, in relation to the funds referred to in annexes I and Ib of the partnership agreement ACP - EU, from the date of entry into force of the multiannual financial framework for the period 2014-2020 on the basis of the ACP - EU partnership agreement, and, as regards the funds referred to in annexes II A and II Aa to the overseas association decision , the date of entry into force of the decisions of the Council relating to financial assistance to the OCTs for the period 2014-2020.
3. the leftovers of the 10th EDF and EDF previous are more engaged beyond 31 December 2013 or the date of entry into force of the financial framework for the period 2014-2020 if that date is later, unless the Council acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission, decides otherwise, with the exception of the balances and the funds de-committed after the relevant date from the system to ensure the stabilisation of export earnings from agricultural commodities (STABEX) at the title from previous EDFS to the 9th EDF and the funds referred to in paragraph 2, point b).
4. the de-committed funds of projects under the 10th EDF or the FED previous are more engaged after December 31, 2013 or after the date of entry into force of the multiannual financial framework for the period 2014-2020 if that date is later, unless the Council acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission, decides otherwise, with the exception of the funds de-committed after the relevant date from the system to ensure the stabilization export of agricultural commodities (STABEX) at the title from previous EDFS to the 9th EDF, which are transferred automatically to the corresponding national indicative programmes referred to in article 2, item a) under i), and article 3, paragraph 1, and with the exception of the funds intended to finance the resources of the facilities investment, as referred to in paragraph 2, point b), of this article.
5. the total amount of resources from the 11th EDF covers the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020. Funds of the 11th EDF and, in the case of the investment facility, repayments, funds are more committed beyond December 31, 2020, unless the Council acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission, decides otherwise. However, the funds subscribed by the Member States to the title of the 9th, 10th and 11th EDF to finance the investment facility remain available after December 31, 2020, until a date to be set in the financial regulation referred to in article 10, paragraph 2.
6. the revenue accruing from the interest generated by the operations financed under the EDF commitments precedents and on the funds of the 11th EDF, which are managed by the Commission, are credited to one or more accounts opened on behalf of the Commission and are used in accordance with the provisions of article 6. The use of revenues from interest yielded by the funds which are managed by the EIB is determined under the financial regulation referred to in article 10, paragraph 2.
7. If a state accedes to the Union, the contribution key and amounts referred to in paragraph 2, point a), are amended by decision of the Council acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission.
8. an adjustment of financial resources may be effected by decision of the Council acting unanimously, including to act in accordance with article 62, paragraph 2, of the ACP - EU partnership agreement.
9. any Member State may, without prejudice to rules and decision-making procedures set forth in article 8, provide to the Commission or the EIB voluntary contributions in support of the objectives of the ACP - EU partnership agreement. Member States may also co-finance projects or programmes, for example through specific initiatives managed by the Commission or the EIB. Ownership of these initiatives by the ACP States at national level is guaranteed.
The implementing regulation and the financial regulation referred to in article 10 have the necessary provisions concerning the co-financing by the 11th EDF, as well as concerning the co-financing activities implemented by the Member States. The Member States shall inform in advance the Commission of their voluntary contributions.
10. the Union and its Member States carry out an estimate of the results, in assessing the degree of realisation of commitments and disbursements as well as the results and consequences of assistance. This estimate is made on the basis of a proposal from the Commission.
ARTICLE 2 resources allocated to the ACP States the envelope of EUR 29 089 million, referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, point (a)) i), is divided between the instruments of cooperation as follows: has) the amount of EUR 24 365 million to finance national and regional indicative programmes. This envelope shall be used to finance: i) the national indicative programmes of the ACP States, in accordance with articles 1 to 5 of annex IV of the ACP partnership agreement - EU;
(ii) the regional indicative programmes of support for cooperation and integration in regional and interregional ACP States, in accordance with articles 6 to 11 of annex IV to the ACP - EU partnership agreement;
(b) the amount of 590 EUR 3 million to finance intra-ACP cooperation and interregional linking of many ACP States or all of them, in accordance with articles 12 to 14 of annex IV to the ACP - EU partnership agreement. This envelope can include structural support to the institutions and bodies created under the ACP - EU partnership agreement. This envelope covers aid to the operating expenses of the ACP secretariat referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Protocol 1 annexed to the ACP - EU partnership agreement;
((c) the resources referred to in part a) and b) can be used to cover unforeseen needs and mitigating the negative short-term external shocks, in accordance with articles 60, 66, 68, 72, 72 bis and 73 of the ACP - EU partnership and agreement in articles 3 and 9 of annex IV of the agreement, including, where appropriate to cover humanitarian and emergency assistance complementary short-term, when this support may not be supported by the budget of the Union;
(d) the amount of 1 EUR 134 million allocated to the EIB to finance the investment facility in accordance with the methods and conditions of funding set out in annex II to the ACP - EU partnership agreement). This amount includes a contribution of EUR 500 million in addition to the resources of the facility investment, managed as a revolving fund, and EUR 634 million, in the form of non-refundable aid to finance interest subsidies and project-related technical assistance provided for in articles

1, 2 and 4 of annex II to the agreement of ACP - EU partnership on the period covered by the 11eFED.
ARTICLE 3 resources allocated to the Oct 1.
The amount of EUR 364.5 million referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, point a) ii), allocated on the basis of a new overseas association decision which will be taken by the Council before 31 December 2013. Of this amount, EUR 359.5 million serve territorial programmes and regional and 5 million euros are allocated to the EIB to finance the interest rate subsidies and technical assistance, in accordance with the new overseas association decision.
((2. where an Oct becomes independent and accedes to the ACP - EU partnership agreement, the amount referred to in paragraph 1, i.e. EUR 364.5 million, decreased and the amounts indicated in article 2, point (a)) i), correspondingly increased by a decision of the Council acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission.
ARTICLE 4 loans granted by the EIB from its own resources 1. The amount allocated to the ease of investment of the 9th, 10th and 11th EDF referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, point b), and the amount referred to in article 2, point d), plus a maximum indicative amount of EUR 2 600 million in the form of loans granted by the EIB from its own resources. These resources are allocated for the purposes set out in annex II of the partnership agreement ACP - EU up to an amount of 2 500 million euros which can be increased in mid-term by a decision to be taken by the governing bodies of the EIB and to a maximum of EUR 100 million for the purposes set out in the overseas association decision in accordance with the conditions laid down in its statutes and the terms and conditions of investment financing applicable established in annex II to the agreement of ACP - EU partnership and in the overseas association decision.
2. Member States undertake to act as surety to the EIB, in proportion to their subscription to its capital, by renouncing the benefit of discussion, for all financial commitments arising for its borrowers of the loan contracts concluded by the EIB on its own in accordance with article resources 1, paragraph 1, of annex II to the ACP - EU partnership and the corresponding provisions of the overseas association decision agreement.
3. the guarantee referred to in paragraph 2 is limited to 75% of the total amount of the credits opened by the EIB in respect of all loan contracts and covers all risks related to projects in the public sector. For private sector projects, the guarantee covers the whole of the political risks, but the EIB assumes the entire commercial risk.
4. the undertakings referred to in paragraph 2 subject to contracts of guarantee between each of the Member States and the EIB.
ARTICLE 5 Operations managed by the EIB 1. The payments made to the EIB in the context of special loans granted to the ACP States, the OCT and the french overseas departments, as well as products and recipes of capital operations at risk, on the basis of previous EDFS to the 9th EDF, return to the Member States in proportion to their contribution to the EDF which these amounts come, unless the Council decides by unanimity , on a proposal from the Commission, put them in reserve or allocate them to other operations.
2. the Commission due to the Bank for managing the loans and operations referred to in paragraph 1 are previously deducted amounts to be allocated to the Member States.
3. proceeds and income received by the EIB from operations under the 9th, 10th and 11th EDF investment facility are assigned to further operations in respect of the investment facility, in accordance with article 3 of annex II to the agreement of ACP - EU partnership and after deducting expenses and extraordinary charges resulting from the investment facility.
4. the EIB shall be paid according to a formula of full coverage of the costs for the management of operations under the investment facility referred to in paragraph 3, in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1, point (a)), of annex II to the ACP - EU partnership and agreement to the relevant provisions of the overseas association decision.
ARTICLE 6 resources reserved to the Commission aid expenditure linked to the FED 1. The 11th EDF resources cover the cost of the aid measures. Resources referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, point a) iii), as well as to article 1, paragraph 6, concerning the costs related to the programming and implementation of the EDF, which are not always covered by the strategy papers and multiannual indicative programmes referred to in the regulations to be adopted under article 10, paragraph 1 , of this agreement. The Commission shall every two years of information on how these resources are spent and further efforts to achieve savings and gains in terms of performance. Previously, the Commission shall inform the Member States of any additional amounts from the budget of the Union to implement the EDF.
2. the resources allocated to the aid measures may cover expenditure of the Commission: has) activities of preparation, follow-up, control, bookkeeping, audit and evaluation, particularly in the preparation of reports on the results, directly necessary for programming and implementation of the EDF resources;
(b) to the achievement of the objectives of the EDF, through development policy research activities, studies, meetings, information, awareness raising, training and publication, including information and communication actions that make particular account the results of the EDF programmes. The budget allocated to the communication in respect of the agreement also covers the internal communication of the political priorities of the Union relating to the EDF; and (c)) to computer networks for the exchange of information and any other administrative or technical assistance expenditure for the programming and implementation of the EDF.
The resources referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, point a) under iii), and article 1, paragraph 6, also include the administrative support costs at Headquarters and in the delegations of the Union caused by the programming and management of the operations financed under the ACP - EU partnership and the association decision agreement overseas.
The resources referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, point a) under iii), and article 1, paragraph 6, are not assigned to the basic tasks of the European public service.
3. resources allocated to assistance aimed at strengthening the impact of the EDF programmes referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, point a), iii), include the expenses of the Commission relating to the implementation of a comprehensive framework for results as well as a monitoring and evaluation strengthened programmes of the EDF as of 2014. These resources also support the Commission's efforts to improve the management and the financial programming of the EDF by the preparation of periodic reports on the progress made.
Chapter II implementation and final provisions ARTICLE 7 Contributions to the 11th EDF 1.
The Commission shall adopt and communicates to the Council, 20 October of each year at the latest, the State of commitments and payments as well as the annual amount of the appeal for contributions for the current year and the next two, taking into account the estimates of the EIB concerning the management and operation of the investment facility. These amounts depend on the ability to actually pay the proposed resources.
2. on a proposal from the Commission, stating the respective shares of the Commission and the EIB, the Council shall decide, by the qualified majority laid down in article 8, on the ceiling of the annual contribution for the second year following the proposal from the Commission (n + 2) and, within the limits of the ceiling stopped the previous year, on the annual amount of the calls for contributions for the first year following the proposal from the Commission (n + 1).
3. If it appears that contributions adopted in accordance with paragraph 2 deviate from the real needs of the 11th EDF for the financial year in question, the Commission proposes to the Council an amendment of contributions, within the limit of the ceiling referred to in paragraph 2. In this regard, the Council shall then by the qualified majority laid down in article 8.
4. the appeal for contributions cannot exceed the ceiling referred to in paragraph 2; Similarly, the ceiling may be increased, unless the Council, acting by the qualified majority laid down in article 8, decides it in the case of special needs due to exceptional or unforeseen circumstances, for example in the aftermath of crises. In this case, the Commission and the Council shall ensure that contributions correspond to expected payments.
5. the Commission shall communicate to the Council, 20 October of each year at the latest, its estimates of commitments, disbursements and contributions for each of the subsequent three years, taking into account the estimates of the EIB.
(6. for funds transferred from previous EDFS to the 11th EDF in accordance with article 1, paragraph 2, point (b)), the contributions of each Member State shall be calculated in proportion to its contribution to the EDF in question.
With regard to the funds of the 10th EDF and EDF precedents not transferred to the 11th EDF, the consequences for the contribution of each Member State are calculated in proportion to its contribution to the 10thedf.

7. the terms of payment of contributions of the Member States shall be determined by the financial regulation referred to in article 10, paragraph 2.
ARTICLE 8 the Committee of the European Development Fund 1. There is hereby established within the Commission, for the 11th EDF resources it administers a Committee (hereinafter called 'the EDF Committee') consisting of representatives of the Governments of the Member States. The EDF Committee shall be chaired by a representative of the Commission; the secretariat is provided by the Commission. An observer from the EIB participates in the work of the Committee for questions concerning the EIB.
2. the votes of the Member States in the EDF Committee are weighted in the following manner: Lidstaat Aantal stemmen Member State votes België 33 Belgium 33 Bulgarije 2 Bulgaria 2 Tsjechië 8 Czech Republic 8 Denmark 20 Denmark 20 Duitsland 206 Germany 206 Estland 1 Estonia 1 Ierland 9 Ireland 9 Griekenland 15 Greece 15 Spanje 79 Spain 79 Frankrijk 178 France 178 Kroatië (*) [2] Croatia (*) [2] Italy 125 Italy 125 Cyprus 1 Cyprus 1 Letland 1 Latvia 1 de 2 Lithuania 2 Luxembourg 3 Luxembourg 3 Hongarije 6 Hungary 6 Malta 1 Malta 1 Nederland 48 Netherlands 48 Oostenrijk 24 Austria 24 Polen 20 Poland 20 Portugal 12 Portugal 12 Roemenie 7 Romania 7 Slovenia 2 Slovenia 2 Slowakije 4 Slovakia 4 Finland 15 Finland 15 Zweden 29 Sweden 29 Verenigd Koninkrijk 147 United Kingdom 147 Totaal EU 27 998 Total EU 27 998 Totaal EU 28 (*) [1 000] Total EU 28 (*) [1 000] (*) Geraamd aantal stemmen.
 
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Estimated vote.

3. the EDF Committee shall act QMV 720 voice-over-998, expressing the favourable vote of at least fourteen Member States. The blocking minority is 279 votes.
4. where a State would accede to the Union, the weightings laid down in paragraph 2 and the qualified majority referred to in paragraph 3 would be amended by decision of the Council, acting unanimously.
5. the Council, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission, shall adopt the rules of procedure of the EDF Committee.
ARTICLE 9 the Committee of the investment facility 1.
A Committee (hereinafter referred to as "the investment facility Committee"), composed of representatives of Governments of the Member States and a representative of the Commission is created under the auspices of the EIB. The EIB provides the secretariat of the Committee and provides its support services. The president of the investment facility Committee is elected by and from among the members of the Committee.
2. the Council, acting unanimously, shall adopt the rules of procedure of the investment facility Committee.
3. the investment facility Committee shall act by qualified majority, in accordance with article 8, paragraphs 2 and 3.
ARTICLE 10 implementing provisions 1. Without prejudice to article 8 of this agreement and the rights to vote of the Member States referred, all relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) no 617/2007 of the Council of 14 May 2007 on the implementation of the 10eFonds European development in the context of the ACP - EC partnership agreement (9) and Regulation (EC) No 2304/2002 of the Commission of 20 December 2002 on the implementation of Decision 2001/822 / EC of the Council) (10), on assistance to the OCTs, shall remain in force pending the adoption by the Council, of a regulation implementing the 11th EDF (hereinafter referred to as the 'regulation on the implementation of the 11th EDF') and modalities for the implementation of the overseas association decision. Regulation on the application of the 11th EDF was adopted unanimously, on a proposal from the Commission and after consultation of the EIB.
The implementing rules relating to financial assistance from the Union to the OCTs are adopted following the adoption of a new overseas association decision by the Council, acting unanimously, and in consultation with the European Parliament.
Regulation on the application of the 11th EDF and the modalities for the implementation of the overseas association decision contain the necessary changes and improvements to the programming and decision-making procedures, ensuring, as much as possible, increased harmonization of the procedures of the Union and the 11th EDF. Regulation on the application of the 11th EDF maintains, in addition, specific management procedures for the instrument financier for theObject peace in Africa.
Given that funding and technical assistance for the implementation of article 11B of the ACP - EU partnership agreement will be financed by other specific instruments as those intended for the financing of ACP - EU cooperation, the activities carried out under these provisions must be approved by means of budget management procedures agreed in advance.
Regulation on the implementation work of the 11th EDF contains measures to complete the financing of the 11th EDF and the European regional development fund appropriations to finance projects of cooperation between the outermost regions of the Union and the ACP States, as well as with the OCTs in the Caribbean, West Africa and the Indian ocean including mechanisms simplified for the joint management of these projects.
2. a financial regulation was adopted by the Council acting by the qualified majority laid down in article 8, on a proposal from the Commission and after consultation of the EIB on the provisions that concern, and the Court of Auditors.
3. the Commission will draw up its proposals for regulations referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 providing, inter alia, the opportunity to perform the tasks by third parties.
ARTICLE 11 financial Execution, accounts, audit and discharge 1.
The Commission ensures the financial execution of the envelopes it manages, in particular that of projects and programmes, in accordance with the financial regulation referred to in article 10, paragraph 2. For the purposes of the recovery of the amounts unduly paid, decisions of the Commission shall apply in accordance with article 299 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
2. the EIB manages the investment facility and directs operations within this framework on behalf of the Union, in accordance with the procedures laid down by the financial regulation referred to in article 10, paragraph 2. In so doing, the EIB is at the risk of Member States. The rights arising from these operations, such as creditor or owner, shall be exercised by the Member States.
3. the EIB ensures, in accordance with its statutes and its best banking practices, the financial execution of operations by means of loans from its own resources referred to in article 4, together with applicable interest rate subsidies granted on the resources of the EDF.
4. for each financial year, the Commission establishes and validates the EDF's accounts, and sends them to the European Parliament, the Council and the Court of Auditors.
5. the EIB address each year to the Commission and the Council its annual report on the implementation of operations financed from the EDF resources which it manages.
6. subject to the provisions of paragraph 9 of this article, the Court of Auditors also exercise the powers vested in him by article 287 of the TFEU as regards the EDF operations. The conditions in which the Court of Auditors exercises its powers are laid down in the financial regulation referred to in article 10, paragraph 2.
7. the discharge for the financial management of the EDF, excluding operations managed by the EIB, is given to the Commission by the European Parliament on the recommendation of the Council, which shall act by the qualified majority laid down in article 8.
8. the operations financed from the EDF resources which the EIB manages subject to the control and discharge procedures laid down in the statutes of the EIB for all its operations.
ARTICLE 12 review Clause in article 1, paragraph 3, and articles contained in Chapter 2, with the exception of article 8, may be amended by the Council acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission. The EIB is associated with the proposal of the Commission for issues relating to its activities and operations of the investment facility.
ARTICLE 13 European Service for external action the application of this Agreement shall comply with the EU-427-2010 Decision of the Council of 26 July 2010 establishing the Organization and functioning of the European external action service.
ARTICLE 14 Ratification, entry into force and duration 1. This agreement is approved by each Member State according to the constitutional rules that are specific. The Government of each Member State shall notify the general Secretariat of the Council of the European Union the completion of the procedures required for the entry into force of this agreement.
2. this Agreement shall enter into force the first day of the second month following the notification of its approval by the last Member State.
3. this agreement is concluded for a period identical to that of the multiannual financial framework for the period 2014-2020 annex to the ACP - EU partnership agreement and the association decision overseas (2014-2020).
However, without prejudice to article 1, paragraph 4, shall remain in force to the extent necessary for the full implementation of all operations financed under the ACP - EU, the association decision partnership agreement overseas and the multiannual financial framework.
ARTICLE 15 languages making faith this agreement, drawn up in a single original in languages, German, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian

Czech and Swedish, all these texts being equally authentic, is deposited in the archives of the general Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, which shall transmit a certified copy to the Government of each signatory State.
Made in Luxembourg and Brussels, June 24-June 26, 2013, respectively.
_ Notes (1) OJ L 317, 15.12.2000, p. 3.
(2) OJ L 287, 28.10.2005, p. 4.
(3) OJ L 287, 4.11.2010, p. 3.
(4) OJ L 247, 9.9.2006, p. 32.
(5) OJ L 314, 30.11.2001, p. 1.
(6) OJ C 46, 24.2.2006, p. 1.
(7) OJ L 201, 3.8.2010, p. 30.
(8) decision of the representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, of 30 May 2005 setting the deadline for the commitment funds of the 9th European Development Fund (EDF) (OJ L 156, 18.6.2002, p. 19).
(9) OJ L 152, 13.6.2007, p. 1.
(10) OJ L 348, 21.12.2002, p. 82.

INTERNAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, MEETING WITHIN THE COUNCIL, ON THE FINANCING OF THE AID OF THE EUROPEAN UNION FOR THE 2014-2020 PERIOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MULTIANNUAL FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK? ACP - EU PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT AND THE ALLOCATION OF AID FINANCIAL INTENDED FOR COUNTRIES AND OVERSEAS TERRITORIES TO WHICH APPLY THE PROVISIONS OF THE FOURTH PART OF THE TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, BECAUSE LUXEMBOURG AND BRUSSELS ON JUNE 24 AND JUNE 26, 2013, RESPECTIVELY.
States / organizations Date Authentication Type of consent Date consent entry force local Germany 24/06/2013 Notification Austria 24/06/2013 Notification 06/11/2014 Belgium 24/06/2013 Notification 06/06/2014 Bulgaria 26/06/2013 Notification 13/11/2013 Cyprus 24/06/2013 Notification 26 / 11 / 2013 Croatia accession 01 / 07 / 2013 Denmark 24 / 06 / 2013 Notification 08 / 10 / 2013 Spain 24 / 06 / 2013 Notification 06 / 12 / 2013 Estonia 24 / 06 / 2013 Notification 10 / 06 / 2014 Finland 24. 06/2013 notification FRANCE 24/06/2013 Notification Greece 24/06/2013 Notification Hungary 24/06/2013 Notification 20/06/2014 Ireland 24/06/2013 Notification Italy 24/06/2013 Notification Latvia 24/06/2013 Notification 09/04/2014 Lithuania 24/06/2013 Notification 23/05/2014 LUXEMBOURG 24/06/2013 Notification 02/06/2014 Malta 24/06/2013 Notification 05/05/2014 Netherlands 24/06/2013 Notification Poland 24/06/2013 Notification 07/15/2014 PORTUGAL 24/06/2013 Notification Romania 24/06/2013 Notification 06/05/2014 United Kingdom 24/06/2013 Notification 13/05/2014 Slovakia 24/06/2013 Notification 10/04/2014 Slovenia 24/06/2013 Notification 20/03/2014 Sweden 24/06/2013 Notification 02/03/2014 Czech REP. 24/06/2013 notification 21/01/2014