Year 2021 is marked by the beginning of a new EU funding cycle. While the projects are progressing at full speed, a new programming document is now genuinely beginning to take shape.
The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has started the procedure of organizing additional competitive selection of independent auditors, who may be selected by lead beneficiary and/or beneficiary for conducting the project expenditure verification under Joint Operational Programmes (in accordance with paragraph 8 of the Procedure of creation an open list of independent auditors within Joint Operational Programmes of cross-border cooperation of the European Neighborhood Instrument 2014-2020, approved by the order of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine dated 19.12.2018 №1045).
Taking into consideration the need for a common understanding of the grant contract by both beneficiaries and Managing Authority, a Note for Beneficiaries has been issued by the Managing Authority.
Three EU funds regulations (Common Provisions Regulation, European Regional Development Fund Regulation and Interreg Regulation) setting the main rules that govern the cooperation at external borders of the Union for the 2021-2027 period have been published today in the EU’s Official Journal and enter into force on 1st of July 2021.
TESIM – Technical support to the implementation and management of ENI CBC Programmes has prepared a document to provide guidance to the auditors who are responsible for verifying the eligibility of expenditure on projects implemented in the CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine, Hungary Slovakia Romania Ukraine Cross Border Cooperation, ENI CBC Romania-Ukraine 2014-2020 and ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme.
The fourth meeting of the Joint Programming Committee – body responsible for the preparation of the Interreg NEXT (Neighbourhood External) Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027 – was held online on the 27th of May 2021.
Starting with April 2021 is in force the 3rd edition of the Communication and Visibility Manual for ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme.
The first round of consultations – carried out in February 2021 and which involved country events and the compilation of a first online questionnaire – produced results which were jointly ratified by the programme’s representatives. The results confirmed the areas of interest and concentration of the programme within the following three fields:
Regarding the public procurement carried out by the Romanian beneficiaries acting as “contracting authorities/entities” applying the rules for procurement procedures stipulated in the national legislation, we would like to draw attention to the importance of proper use of the provisions of art. 156 from the Law 98/2016 on public procurement, respectively art. 166 from the Law 99/2016 on sectoral procurement.