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document COM(2018)438 EN
date June6,2018
agreements, avoiding errors in the identification of legal entities, ensuring the correct calculation of the EU contributions and taking the necessary guarantees for a correct operation of the grants;

- Detection of ineligible costs at payment stage;

- Detection of errors affecting the legality and regularity of operations at audit stage.

The opportunity to introduce simplified cost options will be considered, subject to a positive cost benefit assessment as to their effect on the error rate, on the costs of controls and on the effectiveness and efficiency of controls.

Estimated level of error

For the CEF programme, 2017 was the first year of the audit campaign. For CEF Transport and Energy, limited audit results are available at this stage. The estimated residual error for all CEF sectors is set in the range of 1-2%. This estimate remains valid for CEF2.

2.3.Measures to prevent fraud and irregularities

Specify existing or envisaged prevention and protection measures, e.g. from the Anti-Fraud Strategy.

The Commission's Directorates-General responsible for the actions financed under this Regulation are committed to protect the financial interests of the Union in line with the Commission Anti-fraud strategy (COM(2011)376 of 24 June 2011) and its forthcoming revision. The anti-fraud measues cover notably the application of preventive measures against fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities; effective checks; the recovery of amounts unduly paid and, if irregularities are detected, effective, proportional and dissuasive penalties, in accordance with Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2988/95, Council Regulation (Euratom, EC) No 2185/96 and with Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

DG CNECT, MOVE and ENER, as well as the implementing agency INEA, have updated (MOVE: November 2017, ENER: December 2017), or will update (DG CNECT, INEA) by end 2019 their anti-fraud strategies and related action plans at DG level that cover the entire expenditure cycle, taking into account the proportionality and the cost-benefit of the measures to be implemented, allowing for a risk assessment of the programme.

The Commission services will ensure that their fraud risk management approach is used to identifying high-risk areas, taking into account a sector-specific cost-benefit analysis and the fraud prevention and risk analysis work of OLAF.

The administrative monitoring of the contracts, grants and related payments fall under the remit of INEA. The Anti-fraud strategy is updated every two years, the last time end 2016. The Agency develops its own anti-fraud measures, including an ex-post audit strategy to assess the legality and regularity of the underlying transactions and to recover the amounts unduly paid. INEA is yearly subject to the European Court of Auditors audit on the true and fair view of accounts and legality and regularity of the underlying transactions (income and expenditure) and the Agency is yearly subject to the discharge procedures of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

Contracts for grants and procurement concluded by the implementing DGs or INEA will be based on standard models, which will set out the generally applicable anti-fraud measures, including the power of audit, on-the-spot checks and inspections mentioned above. The Commission, its representatives and the Court of Auditors will have the power of audit, on the basis of documents and on-the-spot, over all grant beneficiaries, contractors and subcontractors who have received Union funds.

The European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) shall be authorised to carry out on-the-spot checks and inspections on economic operators concerned directly or indirectly by such funding in accordance with the procedures laid down in Regulation (Euratom, EC) No 2185/96 with a view to establishing whether there has been fraud, corruption or any other illegal activity affecting the financial interests of the European Union in connection with a grant agreement or decision or a contract concerning Union funding.The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) may investigate and prosecute fraud and other criminal offences affecting the financial interests of the Union as provided for in Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

3.ESTIMATED FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THE PROPOSAL/INITIATIVE

3.1.Heading of the multiannual financial framework and new expenditure budget line(s) proposed

Heading of multiannual financial frameworkBudget lineType of
expenditure
Contribution
1 Single Market, Innovation and Digital

2 Cohesion and Values

5 Security and Defence
Diff./Non-diff. 49from EFTA countries 50

from candidate countries 51

from third countrieswithin the meaning of Article[21(2)(b)] of the Financial Regulation
02 03 01 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF-)-Transport specific objective

05 03 Cohesion Fund contribution to CEFTransport specific objective

13 03 Military mobility specific objective under CEF-Transport

02 03 02 CEF Energy specific objective

02 03 03 CEF Digital specific objective

CEF administrative support
Diff.


Diff.


Diff.


Diff.

Diff.

Non-diff
YESNOYESNO

3.2.Estimated impact on expenditure

3.2.1.Summary of estimated impact on expenditure

EUR million (to three decimal places)

Heading of multiannual financial
framework
1, 2, 51 Single Market, Innovation and Digital

2 Cohesion and Values

5 Security and Defence

2021202220232024202520262027Post 2027TOTAL
02 03 01 Connecting Europe Facility TransportCommitments(1)1 717,8001 752,6561 787,5091 823,3591 861,2061 898,0511 935,89212 776,473
Payments(2)212,678787,4471 000,8891 157,9091 301,1911 439,9541 510,5505 365,85512 776,473
05 03 Cohesion Fund contribution to the Connecting Europe Facility - Transport

Commitments(1)1 435,7571 487,4671 543,7871 601,8741 661,7791 723,8661 788,58811 243,118
Payments(2)77,593498,789522,922542,758563,230584,362606,2847 847,18111 243,118
13 03 Connecting Europe Facility Transport - Military mobility

Commitments(1)871,300889,266908,231926,196945,160964,123983,0866 487,362
Payments(2)109,577400,629509,443588,928661,407731,950767,5712 717,8576 487,362
02 03 02 Connecting Europe Facility Energy

Commitments(1)1 158,0001 180,9001 204,7981 229,6941 254,5881 279,4801 307,2008 614,659
Payments(2)107,636418,723498,757572,186604,053623,041641,0705 149,1948 614,659
02 03 03 Connecting Europe Facility Digital

Commitments(1)394,800402,636411,469419,298428,124435,947446,7652 939,039
Payments(2)22,827142,297200,809234,226250,232257,186262,3251 569,1362 939,039
CEF administrative support 52Commitments = payments(3)27,80028,35628,92329,50230,09230,69331,307206,673
TOTAL appropriations for the envelope of the programmeCommitments=1+35 605,4575 741, 2815 884,7176 029,9236 180,9496 332,1596 491,00742 265,493
Payments=2+3558,1112 276,2412 761,7433 125,5093 410,2053 667,1853 817,27622 649,22342 265,493


Heading of multiannual financial
framework
7Administrative expenditure

This section should be filled in using the 'budget data of an administrative nature' to be firstly introduced in the Annex to the Legislative Financial Statement , which is uploaded to DECIDE for interservice consultation purposes.

EUR million (to three decimal places)

2021202220232024202520262027Post 2027TOTAL
Human resources22,28322,25221,71420,07319,22818,13717,190140,877
Other administrative expenditure8,8059,94710,19210,4799,8529,84010,69569,811
TOTAL appropriations under HEADING 7 of the multiannual financial framework(Total commitments = Total payments)31,08932,19931,90630,55229,08027,97727,886210,688

EUR million (to three decimal places)

2021202220232024202520262027Post 2027TOTAL
TOTAL appropriations
across HEADINGS
of the multiannual financial framework
Commitments5 636,5465 773,4805 916,6236 060,4756 210,0296 360,1366 518,89342 476,181
Payments589,2002 308,4402 793,6493 156,0613 439,2853 695,1623 845,16222 649,22342 476,181

3.2.2.Summary of estimated impact on appropriations of an administrative nature

 The proposal/initiative does not require the use of appropriations of an administrative nature

X The proposal/initiative requires the use of appropriations of an administrative nature, as explained below:

EUR million (to three decimal places)

Years2021202220232024202520262027TOTAL

HEADING 7
of the multiannual financial framework
Human resources22,28322,25221,71420,07319,22818,13717,190140,877
Other administrative expenditure8,8059,94710,19210,4799,8529,84010,69569,811
Subtotal HEADING 7
of the multiannual financial framework
31,08932,19931,90630,55229,08027,97727,886210,688

Outside HEADING 7 53
of the multiannual financial framework

Human resources
Other expenditure
of an administrative nature
27,80028,35628,92329,50230,09230,69331,307206,673
Subtotal
outside HEADING 7
of the multiannual financial framework
27,80028,35628,92329,50230,09230,69331,307206,673

TOTAL58,88960,55560,82960,05359,17158,67059,193417,361

The appropriations required for human resources and other expenditure of an administrative nature will be met by appropriations from the DG that are already assigned to management of the action and/or have been redeployed within the DG, together if necessary with any additional allocation which may be granted to the managing DG under the annual allocation procedure and in the light of budgetary constraints.

3.2.2.1.Estimated requirements of human resources

 The proposal/initiative does not require the use of human resources.

 The proposal/initiative requires the use of human resources, as explained below:

Estimate to be expressed in full time equivalent units

Years2021202220232024202520262027
Establishment plan posts (officials and temporary staff)
Headquarters and Commissions Representation Offices93908375716788
Delegations
Research
External staff (in Full Time Equivalent unit: FTE) - AC, AL, END, INT and JED 54

Heading 7
Financed from HEADING 7 of the multiannual financial framework- at Headquarters
12212813312612211685
- in Delegations
Financed from the envelope of the programme 55- at Headquarters
- in Delegations
Research
Other (specify)
TOTAL215218216201193183173

The human resources required will be met by staff from the DG who are already assigned to management of the action and/or have been redeployed within the DG, together if necessary with any additional allocation which may be granted to the managing DG under the annual allocation procedure and in the light of budgetary constraints.

Description of tasks to be carried out:

Officials and temporary staffPolicy development and strategy

Support to regional and thematic fora for the identification of projects of common interest

Coordination and liaison with all stakeholders (Member States, third countries, other DGs and other EU institution, thematic and regional fora, etc.).

Development of the annual work programme

Selection process

Management of annual calls for proposals and selection of projects for EU financial support

Operational and financial project management

Evaluations
External staffSupport to regional and thematic fora for the identification of projects of common interest

Support to selection process

Support to management of annual calls for proposals and selection of projects for EU financial support

Support to financial and project management

Support to the organisation of the evaluations

3.2.3.Third-party contributions

The proposal/initiative:

 does not provide for co-financing by third parties

x provides for the co-financing by third parties estimated below:

Appropriations in EUR million (to three decimal places)

Years2021202220232024202520262027TOTAL
Specify the co-financing bodyp.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.
TOTAL appropriations co-financedp.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.p.m.


3.3.Estimated impact on revenue

x The proposal/initiative has no financial impact on revenue.

 The proposal/initiative has the following financial impact:

on own resources

on other revenue

please indicate, if the revenue is assigned to expenditure lines 

EUR million (to three decimal places)

Budget revenue line:Impact of the proposal/initiative 56
2021202220232024202520262027
Article .

For assigned revenue, specify the budget expenditure line(s) affected.

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Other remarks (e.g. method/formula used for calculating the impact on revenue or any other information).

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(1) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/factsheets-long-term-budget-proposals_en
(2) Communication on A Modern Budget for a Union that Protects, Empowers and Defends, The Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 COM(2018)321/4 of 2 May 2018
(3) JOIN(2017) 41
(4) JOIN(2018) 5
(5) Regulation No 1315/2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network, Art 38
(6) COM(2017)283 Communication from the Commission "Europe on the move - An agenda for a socially fair transition towards clean, competitive and connected mobility for all"
(7) Regulation (EU) 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure
(8) COM(2016) 860 final
(9) i.e. Gigabit connectivity for all main socio-economic drivers, High performance 5G connectivity, access to Internet connectivity offering download speed of at least 100 Mbps, upgradable to Gigabit speeds for all European households, including rural ones, cf Connectivity for a Competitive Digital Single Market - Towards a European Gigabit Society - COM(2016)587
(10) A Connected Digital Single Market for All: COM(2017) 228
(11) Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013.
(12) COM(2018)65
(13) SWD (2016) 416
(14) The revisions made to the IA following the Boards opinion are detailed in Annex 1 of the IA.
(15) COM(2018)66
(16) OJ C , , p. .
(17) OJ C , , p. .
(18) COM(2018) 321, page 13
(19) Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network and repealing Decision No 661/2010/EU (OJ L 348, 20.12.2013, p. 1).
(20) Commission Communication "Europe on the move: An agenda for a socially fair transition towards clean, competitive and connected mobility for all" COM(2017) 283
(21) Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (OJ L 307, 28.10.2014, p. 1).
(22) Commission Communication "Delivering on low-emission mobility A European Union that protects the planet, empowers its consumers and defends its industry and workers" COM(2017) 675
(23) COM(2018) 293
(24) JOIN(2017) 41
(25) JOIN(2018) 5
(26) COM (2017)623
(27) Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and amending Regulations (EC) No 713/2009, (EC) No 714/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 (OJ L 115, 25.4.2013, p. 39).
(28) COM(2017) 718
(29) Regulation (EU) No 283/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 on guidelines for trans-European networks in the area of telecommunications infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1336/97/EC (OJ L 86, 21.3.2014, p. 14).
(30) COM(2016) 587
(31) OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1
(32) Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 September 2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1074/1999,(OJ L248, 18.9.2013, p. 1
(33) Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2988/95 of 18 December 1995 on the protection of the European Communities financial interests (OJ L 312, 23.12.95, p.1).
(34) Council Regulation (Euratom, EC) No 2185/96 of 11 November 1996 concerning on-the-spot checks and inspections carried out by the Commission in order to protect the European Communities' financial interests against fraud and other irregularities (OJ L292,15.11.1996, p.2).
(35) Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 of 12 October 2017 implementing enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutors Office (the EPPO) (OJ L283, 31.10.2017, p.1).
(36) Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2017 on the fight against fraud to the Union's financial interests by means of criminal law (OJ L 198, 28.7.2017, p. 29).
(37) OJ L 344, 19.12.2013, p.1
(38) COM(2018) 65
(39) Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016; OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 114
(40) Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by the Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13)
(41) Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 concerning a European rail network for competitive freight (OJ L 276, 20.10.2010, p. 22).
(42) As referred to in Article 58(2)(a) or (b) of the Financial Regulation.
(43) See section 1.6
(44) Subject to final decisions concerning the scope and budget of each programme.
(45) Details of management modes and references to the Financial Regulation may be found on the BudgWeb site: https://myintracomm.ec.europa.eu/budgweb/EN/man/budgmanag/Pages/budgmanag.aspx
(46) The programme might be (partially) delegated to an executive agency, subject to the outcome of the cost benefit analysis and related decisions to be taken; the related administrative appropriations for programme implementation in the Commission and the executive agency will be adapted accordingly.
(47) Based on information published in INEA's 2017 AAR
(48) This estimate does not include the strategic and policy aspects attached to the programme, or the supervision of CEF delegated instruments.
(49) Diff. = Differentiated appropriations / Non-diff. = Non-differentiated appropriations.
(50) EFTA: European Free Trade Association.
(51) Candidate countries and, where applicable, potential candidates from the Western Balkans.
(52) Technical and/or administrative assistance and expenditure in support of the implementation of EU programmes and/or actions (former 'BA' lines), indirect research, direct research
(53) Technical and/or administrative assistance and expenditure in support of the implementation of EUprogrammes and/or actions (former BA lines), indirect research, direct research. It includes the amounts necessary for the management of the outstanding commitments (legacy) of 2014-2020 programmes currently managed by an executive agency
(54) AC= Contract Staff; AL = Local Staff; END = Seconded National Expert; INT = agency staff; JPD=Junior Professionals in Delegations.
(55) Sub-ceiling for external staff covered by operational appropriations (former BA lines).
(56) As regards traditional own resources (customs duties, sugar levies), the amounts indicated must be net amounts, i.e. gross amounts after deduction of 20% for collection costs.
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EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Brussels,6.6.2018

COM(2018) 438 final

ANNEX

to the

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council

establishing the Connecting Europe Facility and repealing Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014

{SEC(2018) 292 final}
{SWD(2018) 312 final}
{SWD(2018) 313 final}


ANNEX

PART I INDICATORS

The Programme will be monitored closely on the basis of a set of indicators intended to measure the extent to which the general and specific objectives of the Programme have been achieved and with a view to minimising administrative burdens and costs. To that end, data will be collected as regards the following set of key indicators:

SectorsSpecific ObjectivesIndicators
Transport


Efficient and interconnected networks and infrastructure for smart, sustainable, inclusive, safe and secure mobility
Number of cross-border and missing links addressed with the support of CEF (including actions relating to urban nodes, maritime ports, inland ports and rail-road terminals of the TEN-T core network)
Number of CEF supported actions contributing to the digitalisation of transport
Number of alternative fuel supply points built or upgraded with the support of CEF
Number of CEF supported actions contributing to the safety of transport
Adaptation to military mobility requirementsNumber of transport infrastructure components adapted to meet military mobility requirements
EnergyContribution to interconnectivity and integration of marketsNumber of CEF actions contributing to projects interconnecting MS networks and removing internal constraints
Security of energy supplyNumber of CEF actions contributing to projects ensuring resilient gas network
Number of CEF actions contributing to the smartening and digitalisation of grids and increasing energy storage capacity
Sustainable development through enabling decarbonisationNumber of CEF actions contributing to projects enabling increased penetration of renewable energy in the energy systems
Number of CEF actions contributing to cross-border cooperation in the area of renewables
Digital

Contribution to the deployment of digital connectivity infrastructure throughout the European Union

New connections to very high capacity networks for socio-economic drivers and very high quality wireless connections for local communities
Number of CEF actions enabling 5G connectivity along transport paths
Number of CEF actions enabling new connections to very high capacity networks for households
Number of CEF actions contributing to the digitalisation of energy and transport sectors


PART II: INDICATIVE PERCENTAGES FOR THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

The budgetary resources referred to in Article 4 paragraph 2 (a) (i) and (ii) shall be distributed as follows:

60% for the actions listed at Article 9 paragraph 2 (a): "Actions relating to efficient and interconnected networks ";

40% for the actions listed at Article 9 paragraph 2 (b): "Actions relating to smart, sustainable, inclusive, safe and secure mobility".

For the actions listed at Article 9 paragraph 2 (a), 75% of the budgetary resources should be allocated to actions on the core network corridors, 10% to actions on the core network outside the core network corridors and 15% to actions on the comprehensive network.

PART III: TRANSPORT CORE NETWORK CORRIDORS AND PRE-IDENTIFIED SECTIONS; PRE-IDENTIFIED SECTIONS ON THE COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK

1.Core network corridors and pre-identified sections


Core network corridor "Atlantic"
AlignmentGijn Len Valladolid

A Corua Vigo Orense Len

Zaragoza Pamplona/Logroo Bilbao

Tenerife/Gran Canaria Huelva/Sanlcar de Barrameda Sevilla Crdoba

Algeciras Bobadilla Madrid

Sines/Lisboa Madrid Valladolid

Lisboa Aveiro Leixes/Porto Douro river

Aveiro Valladolid Vitoria-Gasteiz Bergara Bilbao/Bordeaux Tours Paris Le Havre/Metz Mannheim/Strasbourg

Saint Nazaire Nantes Tours
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderEvora MeridaRail

Vitoria-Gasteiz San Sebastin Bayonne Bordeaux
Aveiro Salamanca
Douro river (Via Navegvel do Douro)Inland waterways

Core network corridor "Baltic Adriatic"
AlignmentGdynia Gdask Katowice/Sawkw

Gdask Warszawa Katowice

Katowice Ostrava Brno Wien

Szczecin/winoujcie Pozna Wrocaw Ostrava

Katowice ilina Bratislava Wien

Wien Graz Villach Udine Trieste

Udine Venezia Padova Bologna Ravenna Ancona

Graz Maribor Ljubljana Koper/Trieste
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderKatowice Ostrava

Katowice ilina

Opole Ostrava

Bratislava Wien

Graz Maribor

Trieste Divaca
Rail
Katowice ilina

Brno Wien
Road
Missing linkGloggnitz Mrzzuschlag: Semmering Base tunnel

Graz Klagenfurt: Koralm railway line and tunnel

Koper Divaa
Rail

Core network corridor "Mediterranean"
AlignmentAlgeciras Bobadilla Madrid Zaragoza Tarragona

Sevilla Bobadilla Murcia

Cartagena Murcia Valencia Tarragona/Palma de Mallorca Barcelona

Tarragona Barcelona Perpignan Marseille Genova/Lyon Torino Novara Milano Bologna/Verona Padova Venezia Ravenna/Trieste/Koper Ljubljana Budapest

Ljubljana/Rijeka Zagreb Budapest UA border
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderLyon Torino: base tunnel and access routesRail
Nice Ventimiglia
Trieste Divaa
Ljubljana Zagreb
Zagreb Budapest
Budapest Miskolc UA border
Lendava LetenyeRoad
Vsrosnamny UA border
Missing linkPerpignan MontpellierRail
Koper Divaa
Rijeka Zagreb
Milano Cremona Mantova Porto Levante/Venezia Ravenna/TriesteInland Waterways

Core network corridor "North Sea Baltic"
AlignmentLule Helsinki Tallinn Riga

Ventspils Riga

Riga Kaunas

Klaipeda Kaunas Vilnius

Kaunas Warszawa

BY border Warszawa d Pozna Frankfurt/Oder Berlin Hamburg Kiel

d Katowice/Wrocaw

Katowice Wrocaw Falkenberg Magdeburg

Szczecin/winoujcie Berlin Magdeburg Braunschweig Hannover

Hannover Bremen Bremerhaven/Wilhelmshaven

Hannover Osnabrck Hengelo Almelo Deventer Utrecht

Utrecht Amsterdam

Utrecht Rotterdam Antwerpen

Hannover Kln Antwerpen
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderTallinn Rga Kaunas Warszawa: Rail Baltic new UIC gauge fully interoperable lineRail
winoujcie/Szczecin BerlinRail/Inland Waterways
Via Baltica Corridor EE-LV-LT-PLRoad
Missing linkKaunas VilniusRail
Warszawa/Idzikowice Pozna/Wrocaw, incl. connections to the planned Central Transport Hub
Kiel KanalInland waterways
Berlin Magdeburg Hannover; Mittellandkanal; western German canals
Rhine, Waal
Noordzeekanaal, IJssel, Twentekanaal


Core network corridor "North Sea Mediterranean"
AlignmentBelfast Dublin Shannon Foynes/Cork

Glasgow/Edinburgh Liverpool/Manchester Birmingham

Birmingham Felixstowe/London/Southampton

London Lille Brussel/Bruxelles

Amsterdam Rotterdam Antwerp Brussel/Bruxelles Luxembourg

Luxembourg Metz Dijon Macon Lyon Marseille

Luxembourg Metz Strasbourg Basel

Antwerpen/Zeebrugge Gent Dunkerque/Lille Paris
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderBrussel/Bruxelles Luxembourg StrasbourgRail

Terneuzen GentInland waterways
Seine Escaut Network and the related Seine, Escaut and Meuse river basins
Rhine-Scheldt corridor
Missing linkAlbertkanaal/Canal Bocholt-HerentalsInland waterways
Dunkerque Lille

Core network corridor "Orient/East-Med"
AlignmentHamburg Berlin

Rostock Berlin Dresden

Bremerhaven/Wilhelmshaven Magdeburg Dresden

Dresden st nad Labem Melnik/Praha Lys nad Labem/Poany Kolin

Kolin Pardubice Brno Wien/Bratislava Budapest Arad Timioara Craiova Calafat Vidin Sofia

Sofia Plovdiv Burgas

Plovdiv TR border Alexandropouli Kavala Thessaloniki Ioannina Kakavia/Igoumenitsa

FYROM border Thessaloniki

Sofia Thessaloniki Athina Piraeus/Ikonio Heraklion Lemesos (Vasiliko) Lefkosia

Athina Patras/Igoumenitsa
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderDresden PrahaRail
Wien/Bratislava Budapest
Bkscsaba Arad

Calafat Vidin Sofia Thessaloniki
TR border Alexandropouli
FYROM border Thessaloniki
Ioannina Kakavia (AL border)Road
Hamburg Dresden Praha PardubiceInland waterways
Missing linkThessaloniki KavalaRail

Core network corridor " Rhine Alpine"
AlignmentGenova Milano Lugano Basel

Genova Novara Brig Bern Basel Karlsruhe Mannheim Mainz Koblenz Kln

Kln Dsseldorf Duisburg Nijmegen/Arnhem Utrecht Amsterdam

Nijmegen Rotterdam Vlissingen

Kln Lige Bruxelles/Brussel Gent

Lige Antwerpen Gent Zeebrugge
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderZevenaar Emmerich OberhausenRail
Karlsruhe Basel
Milano/Novara CH border
Basel Antwerpen/Rotterdam AmsterdamInland waterways
Missing linkGenova Tortona/Novi LigureRail

Core network corridor "Rhine Danube"
AlignmentStrasbourg Stuttgart Mnchen Wels/Linz

Strasbourg Mannheim Frankfurt Wrzburg Nrnberg Regensburg Passau Wels/Linz

Mnchen/Nrnberg Praha Ostrava/Perov ilina Koice UA border

Wels/Linz Wien Bratislava Budapest Vukovar

Wien/Bratislava Budapest Arad Braov/Craiova Bucureti Constanta Sulina
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderMnchen PrahaRail
Nrnberg Plzen
Mnchen Mhldorf Freilassing - Salzburg
Strasbourg Kehl Appenweier
Hranice ilina
Wien Bratislava/Budapest
Bratislava Budapest
Bkscsaba Arad
Danube (Kehlheim - Constana/Midia/Sulina) and the related Sava and Tisza river basinsInland Waterways
Zln ilinaRoad
Missing linkStuttgart UlmRail
Salzburg Linz
Arad Craiova
Bucureti Constana

Core network corridor "Scandinavian Mediterranean"
AlignmentRU border Hamina/Kotka Helsinki Turku/Naantali Stockholm rebro Malm

Narvik/Oulu Lule Ume Stockholm

Oslo Goteburg Malm Trelleborg

Malm Kbenhavn Fredericia Aarhus Aalborg - Hirtshals/Frederikshavn

Kbenhavn Kolding/Lbeck Hamburg Hannover

Bremerhaven Bremen Hannover Nrnberg

Rostock Berlin Leipzig Mnchen

Nrnberg Mnchen Innsbruck Verona Bologna Ancona/Firenze

Livorno/La Spezia Firenze Roma Napoli Bari Taranto Valletta

Napoli Gioia Tauro Palermo/Augusta Valletta
Pre-identified sectionsCross-borderRU border HelsinkiRail
Kbenhavn Hamburg: Fehmarn belt fixed link access routes
Mnchen Wrgl Innsbruck Fortezza Bolzano Trento Verona: Brenner base tunnel and its access routes
Kbenhavn Hamburg: Fehmarn belt fixed linkRail/Road


2.Pre-identified sections on the comprehensive network

The cross-border sections of the comprehensive network referred to at Article 9(2)(a)(ii) of this Regulation include notably the following sections:

Dublin Strabane LetterkennyRoad
Pau HuescaRail
Lyon CH borderRail
Athus Mont-Saint-MartinRail
Antwerpen DuisburgRail
Mons - ValenciennesRail
Gent TerneuzenRail
Heerlen AachenRail
Groningen BremenRail
Stuttgart CH borderRail
Berlin Rzepin/Horka WrocawRail
Prague LinzRail
Villach LjubljanaRail
Pivka RijekaRail
Plze esk Budjovice WienRail
Wien- GyorRail
Graz - GyorRail
Neumarkt-Kalham - MhldorfRail
Amber Corridor PL-SK-HURail
Via Carpathia Corridor BY/UA border-PL-SK-HU-RORoad
Budapest Osijek Svilaj (BiH border)Road
Faro HuelvaRail
Porto VigoRail
Giurgiu Varna/BourgasRail
Svilengrad PithioRail


PART IV: Identification of Cross-border Projects in the field of renewable energy

1.Objective of cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy

Cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy shall promote the cross-border cooperation between Member States in the field of planning, development and cost-effective exploitation of renewable energy sources.

2.General criteria

In order to qualify as a cross-border project in the field of renewable energy, a project shall meet all of the following general criteria:

(a)it shall be included in a cooperation agreement or any other kind of arrangement between Member States and/or between Member States and third countries as set out in Articles 6, 7, 9 or 11 of Directive 2009/28/EC;

(b)it shall provide cost savings in the deployment of renewables and/or benefits for system integration, security of supply or innovation in comparison to a similar project implemented by one of the participating Member States alone;

(c)the potential overall benefits of cooperation outweigh its costs, including in the longer term, as assessed on the basis of the cost-benefit analysis as referred to in point 3 and applying the methodology referred to in Article [7]

3.Cost-benefit analysis

The cost-benefit analysis referred to in point 2(c) above shall take into account for each of the participating Member States or third countries the impact inter alia on the following aspects:

(a)costs of electricity generation;

(b)system integration costs;

(c)cost of support;

(d)greenhouse gas emissions;

(e)security of supply;

(f)air and other local pollution;

(g)innovation.

4.Process

Promoters of a project, including Member States, potentially eligible for selection as a cross-border project in the field of renewable energy under a cooperation agreement or any other kind of arrangement between Member States and/or between Member States and third countries as set out in Articles 6, 7, 9, or 11 of Directive 2009/28/EC and seeking to obtain the status of cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy, shall submit an application for selection as a cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy to the Commission. The application shall include the relevant information to allow the Commission to evaluate the project against the criteria laid down in points 2 and 3, in line with the methodologies referred to in Article 7.

The Commission shall ensure that promoters are given the opportunity to apply for the status of cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy at least once a year.

The Commission shall conduct appropriate consultations on the list of projects submitted to become cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy.

The Commission shall evaluate the applications against the criteria laid down in points 2 and 3.

The Commission shall, when selecting the cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy, aim for a manageable total number. The Commission shall endeavour to ensure an appropriate geographical balance in the identification of cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy. Regional groupings may be used for the identification of projects.

A project shall not be selected as a cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy, or have the status withdrawn, if its evaluation was based on incorrect information which was a determining factor in the evaluation, or if the project does not comply with Union law.

The Commission shall publish on its website the list of selected cross border projects in the field of renewable energy.

PART V DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS OF COMMON interest

1.Gigabit connectivity to socio-economic drivers

Actions shall be prioritised taking into account the function of the socio-economic drivers, the relevance of the digital services and applications enabled by providing the underlying connectivity, and the potential socio-economic benefits to citizens, business and local communities, including the potential spill-overs in terms of connectivity. The available budget shall be allocated in a geographically balanced manner across Member States.

Priority shall be given to actions contributing to:

Gigabit connectivity for hospitals and medicals centres, in line with the efforts to digitialise the healthcare system, with a view to increasing the well-being of EU citizens and changing the way health and care services are delivered to patients 1 ;

Gigabit Connectivty for education and research centres, in the context of the efforts to close digital divides and to innovate in education systems, to improve learning outcomes, enhance equity and improve efficiency. 2

2.Wireless connectivity in local communities

Actions aiming at the provision of local wireless connectivity that is free of charge and without discriminatory conditions in centres of local public life, including outdoor spaces accessible to the general public that play a major role in the public life of local communities shall be subject to the following conditions in order to receive funding:

are implemented by a public sector body as referred to in the paragraph below which is capable of planning and supervising the installation, as well as ensuring for a minimum of three years the financing of operating costs, of indoor or outdoor local wireless access points in public spaces;

build on very high capacity digital networks enabling delivery of very high quality internet experience to users that:

is free of charge and without discriminatory conditions, easy to access, secured, and uses most recent and best available equipment, capable of delivering high-speed connectivity to its users; and

supports access to innovative digital services;

use the common visual identity to be provided by the Commission and link to the associated online tools;

commit to procure the necessary equipment and/or related installation services in accordance with applicable law to ensure that projects do not unduly distort competition.

Financial assistance shall be available to public sector bodies as defined in point (1) of Article 3 of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council 3 undertaking to provide, in accordance with national law, local wireless connectivity that is free of charge and without discriminatory conditions through the installation of local wireless access points.

Funded actions shall not duplicate existing free private or public offers of similar characteristics, including quality, in the same public space.

The available budget shall be allocated in a geographically balanced manner across Member States.

Wherever relevant, coordination and coherence will be ensured with CEF actions supporting access of socio-economic drivers to very high capacity networks capable of providing Gigabit connectivity.

3.Indicative list of 5G corridors eligible for funding

In line with the Gigabit society objectives set out by the Commission to ensure that major terrestrial transport paths have uninterrupted 5G coverage by 2025 4 , actions implementing uninterrupted coverage with 5G systems pursuant to Article 9 paragraph 4 (c) include, as a first step, actions on the cross-border sections for CAM 5 experimentation, and, as a second step, actions on more extensive sections in view of a larger scale deployment of CAM along the corridors, as indicated in the table below (indicative list). The TEN-T corridors are used as a basis for this purpose but the deployment of 5G is not necessarily confined to those corridors 6 .


Core network corridor "Atlantic"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentationPorto-Vigo and Merida-Evora
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMMetz Paris - Bordeaux Bilbao Vigo Porto Lisbon

-Bilbao Madrid Lisbon
Core network corridor "Baltic Adriatic"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentation-
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMGdansk Warsaw Brno Vienna Graz Ljubljana Trieste
Core network corridor "Mediterranean"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentation-
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMBudapest Zagreb Ljubljana / Rijeka / Split
Core network corridor "North Sea Baltic"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentationBaltic corridor (to be defined)
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMTallinn Kaunas


Core network corridor "North Sea Mediterranean"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentationMetz-Merzig-Luxembourg

Rotterdam-Antwerp-Eindhoven
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMAmsterdam - Rotterdam Breda Lille Paris

Brussels Metz Basel

Mulhouse Lyon Marseille

Core network corridor "Orient/East-Med"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentationSofia-Thessaloniki-Belgrade
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMBerlin Prague Brno Bratislava

Timisoara Sofia TR border

-Sofia Thessaloniki Athens
Core network corridor " Rhine Alpine"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentationBologna-Innsbrck-Mnchen (Brenner corridor)
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMRotterdam Oberhausen Frankfurt (M)

Basel Milan Genova
Core network corridor "Rhine Danube"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentation-
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMFrankfurt (M) Passau Vienna Budapest Bucharest Constanta

Karlsruhe Mnchen Salzburg Wels

Frankfurt (M) Strasbourg
Core network corridor "Scandinavian Mediterranean"
Cross-border sections for CAM experimentationOulu-Troms

Oslo- Stockholm-Helsinki
More extensive section for larger scale deployment of CAMTurku Helsinki Russian border

Stockholm / Oslo Malmo

Malmo Copenhagen Hamburg Wrzburg

Nrnberg Mnchen Verona

Rosenheim Bologna Napoli Catania Palermo

Napoli Bari Taranto


(1) See also COM(2018) 233 final - Commission Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market; empowering citizens and building a healthier society.
(2) See also COM(2018) 22 final - Commission Communication on the Digital Education Action Plan
(3) Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (OJ L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1).
(4) Connectivity for a Competitive Digital Single Market - Towards a European Gigabit Society - COM(2016)587
(5) Connected and Automated Mobility
(6) Sections in italics are located outside of the TEN-T core network corridors but included in the 5G corridors
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