Is it possible to ask for urgent approval (either in the application as well)?

The Administrative Procedure Act does not provide an extraordinary opportunity for approval. The administrative deadline is 30 days.

Is enough if the countersignature will be on the hungarian version during the ETT member's approval process?

Yes, it is enough if the countersignature is on the Hungarian Convention.

Is it possible territorial overlap between the operating EGTC-ETT?

Yes, this is not a problem. Several associations (ETT-EGTC) also participate in one.

Regarding to the EGTC regulation in Hungary and resulting from the amendment of the name change, from EGTC to ETT, is affected by the transition from the existing EGTC as register partnership?

It is not affected. The existing EGTC as registered associations do not need a name change.

Can the local government of non-EU member state participate in the grouping?

Yes, it can participate. According to the Preamble of the EC Regulation the legal subjects of third states may participate in EGTCs, if it is allowed by the regulations of the third country or the agreements between the member states and third countries. This means that the non-EU member state should create its own national regulations that allow the participation in EGTCs, or it should be investigated whether an international contract or agreement that allows the establishment of such form of regional cooperation exists. The simplest way is that the future members request their ministries of foreign affairs and they get into contact with each other.

Who can establish a grouping?

According to R.1082/2006/EC - the member states
- regional authorities
- local authorities
- and public law institutions based on public procurement policy.

The national regulation (Act XCIX/2007) assigns the potential members from the requesters for bids defined in the Act on Public Acquisitions (Act CXXIX/2003 Art. 22. points 1.a)-j)). Accordingly the following bodies can participate in the grouping:

a) the ministries, the Prime Minister’s Office, organisations authorised to request for offers in public acquisition procedures;

b) the state, central budgetary authorities not mentioned in point a), the manager of separated state monetary funds, social security budgetary organs;

c) national minority self governments, budgetary authorities of national minority self governments;

d) local governments, local minority self governments, associations of municipal local governments, organisations authorised exclusively by the local government for request of bids within the frame of locally centralised public acquisition procedure, budgetary authorities of local governments, budgetary authorities of local minority self governments, associations of local governments for regional development, regional development councils of the counties, district development councils, regional development councils;

f) public foundations;

g) the Hungarian National Bank, the Hungarian National State Holding Company, the Hungarian Development Bank Corporation, the Hungarian News Agency Corporation, public service broadcasting companies and those public broadcasting companies whose operation is primarily financed from state or local governmental budget and the National Radio and Television Commission;

h) organisations with legal capacity whose establishment is ruled by regulation determining the responsibilities of the organisation, the rules of its management, supervision and control, provided that one or more state organisations defined in points a) to g) or the Parliament or the Government is capable of exercising determinative influence over it or its operation is financed primarily by one or more such organisations (bodies);

i) legal personalities that were established for public purpose but not for the performance of industrial or commercial type activities or performs such activities, if the one or more organisations mentioned in this paragraph or the Parliament or the Government is capable of exercising determinative influence over it or its operation is financed primarily by one or more such organisations (bodies);

j) organisations with legal capacity that is established by organisations defined in points a) to i) (with the exclusion of the state) to perform its basic function and if it is capable of exercising determinative influence over such organisation;