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C 268 E/174 Official Journal of the European Union EN 7.11.

2003

Bearing in mind that some local authorities, such as the municipality of Livorno, urgently need to use
European funds to regenerate areas in industrial decline and to reduce imbalances in social and economic
development, can the Commission state:

1. whether the municipality of Livorno has submitted projects for the ERDF?

2. whether the municipality of Livorno has secured funding for these projects?

3. whether this funding has been used?

(2003/C 268 E/197) WRITTEN QUESTION E-1122/03


by Roberta Angelilli (UEN) to the Commission

(1 April 2003)

Subject: Use of funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) by the municipality of Massa

In September 2002, the monitoring committee of the Italian Ministry for Economic Affairs issued a report
on the spending of EU funds.

The report reveals the alarming slowness and inefficiency with which EU funds are allocated to projects by
some regional authorities.

The grave concerns about the inadequate use of European funds by local authorities have frequently been
echoed by the Commission.

Bearing in mind that some local authorities, such as the municipality of Massa, urgently need to use
European funds to regenerate areas in industrial decline and to reduce imbalances in social and economic
development, can the Commission state:

1. whether the municipality of Massa has submitted projects for the ERDF?

2. whether the municipality of Massa has secured funding for these projects?

whether this funding has been used?

(2003/C 268 E/198) WRITTEN QUESTION E-1123/03


by Roberta Angelilli (UEN) to the Commission

(1 April 2003)

Subject: Use of funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) by the municipality of Pisa

In September 2002, the monitoring committee of the Italian Ministry for Economic Affairs issued a report
on the spending of EU funds.

The report reveals the alarming slowness and inefficiency with which EU funds are allocated to projects by
some regional authorities.

The grave concerns about the inadequate use of European funds by local authorities have frequently been
echoed by the Commission.
7.11.2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 268 E/175

Bearing in mind that some local authorities, such as the municipality of Pisa, urgently need to use
European funds to regenerate areas in industrial decline and to reduce imbalances in social and economic
development, can the Commission state:

1. whether the municipality of Pisa has submitted projects for the ERDF?

2. whether the municipality of Pisa has secured funding for these projects?

3. whether this funding has been used?

(2003/C 268 E/199) WRITTEN QUESTION E-1124/03


by Roberta Angelilli (UEN) to the Commission

(1 April 2003)

Subject: Use of funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) by the municipality of Pistoia

In September 2002, the monitoring committee of the Italian Ministry for Economic Affairs issued a report
on the spending of EU funds.

The report reveals the alarming slowness and inefficiency with which EU funds are allocated to projects by
some regional authorities.

The grave concerns about the inadequate use of European funds by local authorities have frequently been
echoed by the Commission.

Bearing in mind that some local authorities, such as the municipality of Pistoia, urgently need to use
European funds to regenerate areas in industrial decline and to reduce imbalances in social and economic
development, can the Commission state:

1. whether the municipality of Pistoia has submitted projects for the ERDF?

2. whether the municipality of Pistoia has secured funding for these projects?

3. whether this funding has been used?

Joint answer
to Written Questions E-1119/03, E-1120/03,
E-1121/03, E-1122/03, E-1123/03 and E-1124/03
given by Mr Barnier on behalf of the Commission

(16 April 2003)

The municipalities of Massa, Carrara, Livorno, Pisa, Pistoia and Florence are all partly eligible for assistance
from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Tuscany SPD (single programming
document) for 2000-2006.

The Tuscany SPD has been approved by Commission decision (1) and provides for ERDF financing of
EUR 322,5 million for total public expenditure of EUR 804,9 million.

Since the Tuscany SPD is a programme with decentralised management, the authority responsible for
carrying out operations is the Tuscany region  which has laid down project selection criteria in the
programming supplement and is responsible for appraising applications. The Honourable Member could
therefore appropriately ask that authority for detailed information on the projects presented and financed
for the municipalities of Massa, Carrara, Livorno, Pisa, Pistoia and Florence.

(1) C(2001) 2725, 27.9.2001.