The national authorities are counterparts of the JMA in the programme preparation period, in the framework of which they are responsible for the coordination of the programming process in their respective countries, the financial management of the funds, in particular regarding the recovery of any unduly spent amounts on their territory, participation in JMC meetings, and proposing candidates for membership of the SC to the JMC for approval.
The JMA and the NA from Bulgaria and Greece concluded a memorandum of understanding for the recovery of unduly spent funds.
In Non-Member States, the NA signed a Financing Agreement (FA) with the EC regulating the division of responsibilities between the partner country and the EC.
According to IPA rules, the Turkish Authorities shall establish an Operating Structure playing the role of the NA, which will be responsible for the management of IPA funds allocated for the participation of Turkey in the ENPI Black Sea Basin programme. The Operating Structure shall include an Implementing Agency responsible for the tendering, contracting, payments accounting and financial reporting aspects of the procurement and grants financed with IPA funds. The Turkish CFCU will perform this function.
The Operating Structure shall carry out a number of functions that include, inter alia:
The new generation of projects to be funded under the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 has been approved by the Joint Monitoring Committee during the meeting held in Odessa, Ukraine, on 17th of September 2019.
The Facility for Blue Growth is pleased to announce the first workshop towards the implementation of the Common Maritime Agenda that will take place on July 4th, 2019, in Varna, Bulgaria.