Joint Programming Committees meetings back-to-back held in Tallinn

To proceed with the preparation of CBC Programmes 2014-2020 the 7th meeting of the Joint Programming Committee (JPC) Estonia-Russia and the 6th meeting of the JPC Latvia-Russia were held back-to-back on 12th– 13th March 2015 in Tallinn, Estonia. Meetings chaired Mr Priidu Ristkok - Head of Regional Development Department, Ministry of the Interior, Estonia and Ms Iruma Kravale - Director of Development Instruments department, Ministry of Environment Protection and Regional Development, Latvia. Both events were co-chaired by JPCs members from the Russian side Ms Angelina Stebakova – Senior Advisor and Mr Rafael Abramyan – Director of the Department for Regional and Cross-border Cooperation Development of the Ministry of Economic Development, Russian Federation, respectively. The deadline for submission of the Joint Operational Programmes (JOP) to the European Commission is June 30, 2015.

JPC of Latvia-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020 

JPC of Estonia-Russia CBC Programme

Topics covered by the meetings agendas were quite like taking into consideration the final phase of the JOP preparation: discussion of the final draft of JOP with focus on the novelties in the Programs management and control system, financial allocations by countries, JOP approval procedure on the national level and proposals on Large Infrastructure Projects.

Parties had agreed to have additional JPC meetings in May to finalize discussion of JOP before submission to the European Commission.