CHARACTERISTICS OF STRUCTURAL INSTRUMENTS
AND PUBLIC PROJECTS FINANCED BY THESE FUNDS
The objectives of these actions cover both the visibility and providing necessary information about these financial instruments and issues of access, and create a pool of eligible projects for funding by structural instruments
. Analysis of Member States experience indicates that it is important that such actions have a high impact if carried out in the last year prior to joining the EU and, at most, in the first year of implementation of structural instruments
in the new Member States.
Regarding the analysis of alternatives, the Guide for Cost--Benefit analysis of projects financed by EU from structural instruments
, provides that at least three options to be considered:
Over the period 2007-2013 the structural instruments
represent one third of the European Union budget, allocation for Romania is 19.668 billion Euro, one of the largest allocation is for environmental projects with an budget of 4.5 billion Euro, a total of EUR 336.1 billion.
In January 2012, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Bulgarian government and the EIB for support in the implementation of projects financed under EU Structural Instruments
Turkey reached new ground in its EU accession process with the opening of Chapter 22 on regional policy and the coordination of structural instruments
The two partners expect to open a new chapter (22, Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments
) of the EU accession negotiations in June.
12 that it would assist Turkey in opening one of the five chapters once blocked byParis for Ankara's long-stalled EU membership talks, Chapter 22, "Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments
."This chapter is highly important in regards to eliminating discrepancies between member states and between different regions within a member country, BaAA[+ or -]A said, speaking today at a meeting with Deputy Interior Minister Osman GuneA and governors of 20 provinces that are part of a project called "Building the Capacity of EU Affairs in the Governorates in Turkey.""This is a project for which we have already prepared through our development agencies and for which we have fulfilled the opening benchmarks.
The prime minister's tour also began as Turkey and the European Union opened Chapter 22 -- on regional policy and the coordination of structural instruments
-- of EU accession negotiations at the Intergovernmental Accession Conference on Tuesday.
Bulgaria's head of state informed that the country was also working to optimize water resources management, adding that the potential of the sector could be successfully developed with the support of EU structural instruments
After the opening of Chapter 22, which concerns regional policy and the coordination of structural instruments
this week, FE-le visited Turkey to discuss with Turkish officials the country's EU accession process, democratic reforms, fundamental rights, judiciary and the role of civil society and gave positive signals about eliminating visa requirements for Turkish nationals.