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Parliamentary questions
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9 September 2019
Answer given by Mr Hahn on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-002237/2019

Since 2007, the outermost regions have benefitted from a specific additional allocation implemented in the framework of the European Regional Development Fund, which objectives are to offset additional costs linked to handicaps listed in Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

This allocation may finance operating aid and expenditure covering freight transport services, start-up aid for transport services, operations linked to storage constraints, the excessive size and maintenance of production tools, as well as public service obligations, including those in the transport sector.

The specific transport needs of the outermost regions are fully recognised by the Commission in the strategy adopted in October 2017(1). The Commission proposed to keep the specific additional allocation at the same level of funding for the programming period 2021-2027.

(1)‘A stronger and renewed strategic partnership with the EU’s outermost regions’ (COM(2017) 623 final).

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