Regulation 2013/1316 - Connecting Europe Facility

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This regulation was in effect from December 21, 2013 until December 31, 2020.


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official title

Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing the Connecting Europe Facility, amending Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 and repealing Regulations (EC) No 680/2007 and (EC) No 67/2010 Text with EEA relevance
Legal instrument Regulation
Number legal act Regulation 2013/1316
Original proposal COM(2011)665 EN
CELEX number i 32013R1316


Key dates

Document 11-12-2013
Publication in Official Journal 20-12-2013; OJ L 348 p. 129-171
Effect 21-12-2013; Entry into force Date pub. +1 See Art 32
01-01-2014; Application See Art 32
End of validity 31-12-2020; Repealed by 32021R1153


Legislative text



Official Journal of the European Union

L 348/129



of 11 December 2013

establishing the Connecting Europe Facility, amending Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 and repealing Regulations (EC) No 680/2007 and (EC) No 67/2010

(Text with EEA relevance)


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 172 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions (2),

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (3),




In order to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and to stimulate job creation in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Union needs an up-to-date, high-performance infrastructure to help connect and integrate the Union and all its regions, in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors. Those connections should help improve the free movement of persons, goods, capital and services. The trans-European networks should facilitate cross-border connections, foster greater economic, social and territorial cohesion, and contribute to a more competitive social market economy and to combating climate change.



The aim of the creation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) established by this Regulation is to accelerate investment in the field of trans-European networks and to leverage funding from both the public and the private sectors, while increasing legal certainty and respecting the principle of technological neutrality. The CEF should enable synergies between the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors to be harnessed to the full, thus enhancing the effectiveness of Union action and enabling implementing costs to be optimised.



According to the Commission, the estimated investment requirement for trans-European networks in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors for the period up to 2020 is EUR 970 000 million.



This Regulation lays down, for the implementation of the CEF for the period 2014 to 2020, a financial envelope of EUR 33 242 259 000 in current prices which is to constitute the prime reference amount, within the meaning of point 17 of the Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission of 2 December 2013 on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (4) for the European Parliament and the Council during the annual budgetary procedure.



In order to optimise the use of budgetary funds allocated to the CEF, the Commission should, following the mid-term evaluation of the CEF, be able to propose the transfer of appropriations between the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors. Such proposal should be subject to the annual budgetary procedure.



The amount of EUR 11 305 500 000 in current prices transferred from the Cohesion Fund established by Regulation (EU) No 1301/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5) should be used to commit budgetary resources to financial instruments under this Regulation only from 1 January 2017.



The creation of efficient transport and energy infrastructure networks is one of the 12 key actions identified by the Commission in its Communication of 13 April 2011 entitled: "Single Market Act – Twelve levers to boost growth and strengthen confidence: 'Working together to create new growth'.



The Commission has...


This text has been adopted from EUR-Lex.


Original proposal



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