Government Regulation 272/2014. (XI.5.) on the use of EU funds in the 2014-2020 period in Hungary covers authorities and procedures.

It covers the following funds:

  • Structural Funds (SF),
  • Cohesion Fund (CF),
  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD),
  • European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF),
  • Youth Employment Initiative (YEI),
  • Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)

The Regulation covers:

  • Responsibilites of each authority
  • Main rules of procedures for the use of funds:
    • Planning the implementation of OPs (multiannual, annual)
    • Preparation of call for proposals, publication, modification
    • Project selection procedures
    • Submission of applications and their evaluation
    • Contracting
    • Checking public procurement procedures
    • Financial implementation
    • Payments to beneficiaries (advance, interim, final claims and payments)
    • Management verifications (document based and on-the-spot checks)
    • Rules for financial instruments
    • Certification
    • Complaints
    • Irregularities and appeals related to decisions on irregularities
    • Managing recoveries
    • Durability
    • Annual accounts
    • Audits and coordination of tasks related to audits
    • Monitoring and information system
    • Electronic communication and documentation
    • Major projects
    • Information and communication activities
    • Monitoring and evaluation

Annexes to the Regulation are:

  • Operational manual (Detailed Rules of Procedures)
  • List of authorities (MA, IB, CA, AA)
  • List of line ministries responsible for policies (by OP priorities)
  • National rules of eligible costs
  • List of documents to be provided by beneficiaries, to be examined during first level document based controls
  • List of control aspects to be applied during document based controls

Government Regulation 272/2014. (XI.5.) can be found at: http://njt.hu/cgi_bin/njt_doc.cgi?docid=172361 (in Hungarian).