Commission Report

Publicated on: August 18, 2011

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council

On July 29th Mr Dirk Ahner, Director General of Regional Policy, presented the report adopted by the European Commission about the implementation of the Regulation (EC) 1082/2006 on EGTC. This report was foreseen in Art. 17 of the legislative text and had to be issued before August 2011.

The document of the Commission proposes amendments and clarifications about the EGTC Regulation, improvements in other EU policies and actions, and improvements in information. Report 'reviews the progress of the EGTC instrument and identifies specific features that could lead to easier and more widespread use'. However, the document identifies areas for improvement, but does not include specific proposals. These specific proposals are expected by future Commission action in the form of a draft Amending Regulation.

The European Commission identifies the Committee of the Regions as "principal partner", acknowledging its commitment to support the EGTC, and intends to cooperate actively on the EGTC Platform.

The document of the Commission also contains four concrete examples of EGTC as good practices.

The full version of the Commission Report can be found here.