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|dossier||COM(2017)825 - Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2017/825 to increase the financial envelope of the Structural Reform Support Programme and ...|
|date||October 23, 2018|
|(1)||Article 4 is replaced by the following:|
The general objective of the Programme shall be to contribute to institutional, administrative and growth-sustaining structural reforms in the Member States by providing support to national authorities for measures aimed at reforming and strengthening institutions, governance, public administration, and economic and social sectors in response to economic and social challenges, with a view to enhancing cohesion, competitiveness, productivity, sustainable growth, job creation, investment and social inclusion and to contributing to real convergence in the Union, which may also prepare for participation in the euro area, in particular in the context of economic governance processes, including through assistance for the efficient, effective and transparent use of the Union funds.’;
|(2)||the following Article is inserted:|
Support for preparation for euro area membership
With a view to pursuing the objectives set out in Articles 4 and 5, and within the eligible actions referred to in Article 6, the Programme may finance actions and activities also in support of reforms that may help Members States in their preparation to join the euro area.’;
|(3)||Article 10 is amended as follows:|
|(4)||in Article 16(2) the following point is added:|
This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.