(08 August 2014) – The European Commission has adopted 13 out of 28 Partnership Agreements (PA) with the Member States.
The Commission is now analysing the official PAs received from the other 19 Member States, as well as draft Cohesion Policy Operational Programmes (OP) from 19 countries outlining their investment plans for EU Structural and Investment Funds for the 2014-2020 programming period. 14 ETC (European Territorial Cooperation) OPs have also been submitted.
The Commission has underlined that a strategic approach to the use of the funds is critical and quality is more important than speed. It will continue thoroughly analysing the remaining Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes, sending observations, where appropriate, to Member States.
The next adoptions are expected in late August, with the later ones in autumn.