Taking into consideration the need for a common understanding of the provisions of the Articles 16.2 and 16.3 (Suspension by the Lead Beneficiary) from the Grant Contract, the Managing Authority has issued an Instruction to support the beneficiaries by indicating the procedural steps to be followed and the communication flow. Further, it clarifies the suspension start date if the request is initiated by the Managing Authority (article 16.4 from the Grant Contract).
The text of the Instruction no 21 from 26 February 2020 to the Beneficiaries of the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 regarding the date from which the suspension of the project implementation period starts / ends is available here.
The first 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 on the 29th of January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The eligible participating countries of the new Programme involves ten states from the Black Sea Basin: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine.