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8.5.

2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 110 E/115

Answer given by Mr Fischler on behalf of the Commission

(28 October 2002)

1. The conditions relating to the 6 to 12 mile zone expire at the end of 2002 according to article 6(1)
of Council Regulation (EEC) No 3760/92 of 20 December 1992 establishing a Community system for
fisheries and aquaculture (1).

The rules on access to the North Sea are not affected by the new framework entering into force on
1 January 2003. The restriction on access to the North Sea for Spanish and Portuguese vessels laying down
the 1985 Act of Accession will no longer apply from that date.

2. The Commission always puts forward proposals which recognise the requirement to support and
encourage sustainable fish stocks and hence sustainable fisheries upon them. It is to be hoped, therefore,
that the current proposals will be adopted with little or no delay.

(1) OJ L 389, 31.12.1992.

(2003/C 110 E/121) WRITTEN QUESTION E-2855/02


by Roberta Angelilli (UEN) to the Commission

(10 October 2002)

Subject: Use by the municipality of Rome of funding under the SAVE II and Altener II programmes

In September 2002 the supervisory committee of the Italian Ministry for Economic Affairs presented a
report on how EU funding has been spent.

The inquiry revealed the worrying slowness and inefficiency in the award of contracts by local authorities:
commitments for 2000 accounted for only 2 % of the whole CSF.

Alarm at the inadequate use of European funding by local authorities has also been expressed by the
Commission on various occasions.

A number of local authorities, such as the municipality of Rome, very much need to use European funding
to limit carbon dioxide emissions, to improve air quality and combat pollution.

In view of all this, can the Commission say:

1. whether the municipality of Rome has submitted projects under the SAVE II and Altener II
programmes;

2. whether the municipality of Rome has obtained funding for such projects;

3. whether the funding has been used?

Answer given by Mrs de Palacio on behalf of the Commission

(22 November 2002)

1. The City of Rome has participated in the submission of 2 proposals for the Altener programme in
the Calls for proposals 2001 and 2002. One came out successfully: European Solar Housing Exhibitions.

2. The City of Rome participates as one of in all 11 contractors in this successfully evaluated proposal
‘EuSolExhibitions’. The total budget for the project is EUR 1 360 000 and the total EC support is
EUR 680 000. The City of Rome’s share of the budget is EUR 217 600 and the EC support for the City of
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Rome is EUR 108 800. The contract is currently being negotiated, and it is expected that it will be ready
for signature by the end of 2002. The table below gives details of the other partners in the contract, the
budget breakdown etc.

Participant EC Support Total Budget

Zebau 68 000 136 000


Hamburg 68 000 136 000
City of Rome 108 800 217 600
BAAG 74 800 149 600
LEA 68 000 136 000
Weiz 51 000 102 000
Castilblanco 54 400 108 800
Scandicci 54 400 108 800
Prov. Asti 44 200 88 400
Plauen 54 400 108 800
Initiativkreis 34 000 68 000
Total 680 000 1 360 000

3. The budget for EuSolExhibitions will be spent during 2003 and 2004.

The contracting part will be: City of Rome  Office of the Deputy Major for Urban Planning and
Programming.

(2003/C 110 E/122) WRITTEN QUESTION E-2858/02


by Roberta Angelilli (UEN) to the Commission

(10 October 2002)

Subject: Use by the municipality of Rome of funding under Life III, the Fifth Action Programme for the
environment and sustainable development, and educational and awareness-raising measures as
regards environmental problems

In September 2002 the supervisory committee of the Italian Ministry for Economic Affairs presented a
report on how EU funding has been spent.

The inquiry revealed the worrying slowness and inefficiency in the award of contracts by local authorities:
commitments for 2000 accounted for only 2 % of the whole CSF.

Alarm at the inadequate use of European funding by local authorities has also been expressed by the
Commission on various occasions.

A number of local authorities, such as the municipality of Rome, very much need to use European funding
to protect and safeguard the environment.

In view of all this, can the Commission say:

1. whether the municipality of Rome has submitted projects under the programmes Life III, the Fifth
Action Programme for the environment and sustainable development, and educational and awareness-
raising measures as regards environmental problems;

2. whether the municipality of Rome has obtained funding for such projects;

3. whether the funding has been used?