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C 325/30 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 12.11.


Details of the ESF programmes for Catalonia (1994/1999):

(in euros)


940230ES2 Plurirégional (1994/96) 8 982 160

940233ES2 Objective 2 (1994/96) 107 413 794
970230ES2 Plurirégional (1997/99) 17 995 283
970233ES2 Objective 2 (1997/99) 129 271 000
Total Objective 2 263 662 237
940311ES3 Plurirégional: Instituto Nacional de Empleo
(INEM) 256 415 540
940312ES3 Plurirégional: Ministerio de Educacion
y Ciencia (MEC) y migraciones 402 294
940313ES3 Plurirégional 3 794 725
940314ES3 Plurirégional: varios ministerios 46 456 710
940323ES3 Objective 3 96 712 924
Total Objective 3 403 782 193
940401ES4 Objective 4 133 801 800
940503ES5 Objective 5b 23 850 154

For further details about the European Social Fund in Catalonia, the Honourable Member may contact Joseph
Ma. Puig I Vidal, Cap de Servei de Planificació I Ocupacional, Sepùlveda, 148-150, E-08011 Barcelona,
tel. + 34 93 228 57 57, fax + 34 93 228 57 38. For projects funded under other budget lines in the social
policy area, information by region is not available.

(1999/C 325/036) WRITTEN QUESTION E-3821/98

by Concepció Ferrer (PPE) to the Commission

(22 December 1998)

Subject: Lithuania’s accession to the European Union

The assessment reports drawn up by the Commission on the progress made over the past year by the countries
applying to join the European Union conclude that Latvia might begin the accession process at the end of
1999 but that Lithuania will have to continue its efforts to fulfil the Copenhagen criteria. Is the Commission
aware of the possible economic and political repercussions if Lithuania is the only one of the three Baltic
countries to be excluded from this process, despite the progress made, which the Commission itself

Answer given by Mr Van den Broek on behalf of the Commission

(19 January 1999)

The Commission’s regular reports on the candidate countries’ progress towards Community accession have
been prepared according to the conclusions of the Luxembourg and Cardiff European Councils which asked in
particular the same criteria to be applied to all candidate countries. The Vienna European Council confirmed
that each country would continue to be judged on its own merits.

The conclusions of the 1998 Commission’s regular report on Lithuania do not prejudge the possibility of
proposing by the end of 1999 the opening of negotiations with Lithuania. This, however, will depend on
Lithuania’s commitment to address the issues identified in the report rapidly and effectively.