Regulation 1999/1260 - General provisions on the Structural Funds

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This regulation was in effect from June 29, 1999 until December 31, 2006.

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Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 of 21 June 1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds
 
Legal instrument Regulation
Number legal act Regulation 1999/1260
Original proposal COM(1998)131 EN
CELEX number i 31999R1260

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Key dates

Document 21-06-1999
Publication in Official Journal 26-06-1999; Special edition in Czech: Chapter 14 Volume 001,Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 14 Volume 001,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 14 Volume 001,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 14 Volume 001,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 14 Volume 001,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 14 Volume 001,OJ L 161, 26.6.1999,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 14 Volume 001,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 14 Volume 001,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 14 Volume 001
Effect 29-06-1999; Entry into force Date pub. + 3 See Art 56
01-01-2000; Application Art 28, 31 And 32 See Art 56
End of validity 31-12-2006; Repealed by 32006R1083

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31999R1260

Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 of 21 June 1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds

Official Journal L 161 , 26/06/1999 P. 0001 - 0042

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1260/1999

of 21 June 1999

laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 161 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission(1),

Having regard to the assent of the European Parliament(2),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee(3),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions(4),

  • (1) 
    Whereas Article 158 of the Treaty states that, in order to strenghten its economic and social cohesion, the Community shall aim at reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least-favoured regions or islands, including rural areas; whereas Article 159 provides for that action to be supported through the Structural Funds, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the other existing financial instruments;
  • (2) 
    Whereas Article 19 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 of 24 June 1988 on the tasks of the Structural Funds and their effectiveness and on coordination of their activities between themselves and with the operations of the European Investment Bank and the other existing financial instruments(5), requires the Council to re-examine that Regulation on the basis of a Commission proposal before 31 December 1999; whereas, in order to improve the transparency of Community legislation, it is desirable to bring together all the provisions concerning the Structural Funds into a single Regulation and to repeal Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 and Council Regulation (EEC) No 4253/88 of 19 December 1988 laying down provisions for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88 as regards the coordination of the activities of the different Structural Funds, on the one hand, between themselves and with the operations of the European Investment Bank and the other existing financial instruments, on the other hand(6);
  • (3) 
    Whereas, by virtue of Article 5 of Protocol 6 on special provisions for Objective 6 in the framework of the Structural Funds in Finland and Sweden, attached to the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, the provisions of that Protocol should be re-examined before the end of 1999, simultaneously with Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88;
  • (4) 
    Whereas in order to increase the concentration and simplify the operation of the Structural Funds the number of priority objectives should be reduced as compared with Regulation (EEC) No 2052/88; whereas those objectives should be redefined as promoting the development and structural adjustment of regions whose development is lagging behind, economic and social conversion of areas facing structural difficulties and adapting and modernising policies and systems of education, training and employment;
  • (5) 
    Whereas in its efforts to strengthen economic and social cohesion the Community also seeks to promote the harmonious, balanced and sustainable development of economic activities, a high level of employment, equality between men and women and a high level of protection and improvement of the environment; whereas those efforts should in particular integrate the requirements of environmental protection into the design and implementation of the operations of the Structural Funds and help to eliminate inequalities and promote equality between men and women; whereas the Funds' operations may also make it possible to combat any discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, disability or age by means in particular of an evaluation of needs, financial incentives and an enlarged partnership;
  • (6) 
    Whereas cultural development, the quality of the...

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