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Ex ante conditionalities are anchored in the General Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 (see below) and we can define the as a key prerequisite for efficient drawing of funds from the European Structural and Investment Funds ("ESI Funds"). Where the fulfilment of ex ante conditionalities is not perceived by the European Commission as sufficient, this fact may lead to non-payment or suspension of interim payments to the programme part concerned. Fulfilment of ex ante conditionalities and, where applicable, the schedule of their implementation is part of the Partnership Agreement and individual programmes.

The relevant responsible party is responsible for the fulfilment of each ex ante conditionality, which cooperates with managing authorities and the MoRD-NCA. The MoRD-NCA fulfils the function of a coordinator of the system of management of all ex ante conditionalities at the national level.

Ex ante conditionalities may be divided into:

  • general ones, fulfilled across programmes, and
  • thematic ones, specified within a particular programme.

General ex ante conditionalities are defined in the following areas:


Thematic ex ante conditionalities cover large areas and the most important ones can be considered to be e.g. the area of efficient public administration, power industry or strategic frameworks for areas such as education or research and development, but also many others.

The website lists detailed information about general ex ante conditionalities of cross-sectoral character. 


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