Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 251 (2) of the EC Treaty concerning the common position of the Council on the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Social Fund
Brussels, 13.6.2006
COM(2006) 301 final
2004/0165 (COD)

The purpose of the Commissions proposal was to define the tasks of the European Social Fund and the scope of the assistance under the Fund with regard to the Convergence and "Regional Competitiveness and employment objectives.

Together with the proposals for Regulations on the Cohesion Fund, on the European Regional Development Fund, on the European Grouping for territorial cooperation and on the general rules applicable to all the Funds, it represents the Community legal framework for the implementation of Cohesion policy in the period 2007-2013.

The Commission considers that the common position adopted on 12 June 2006 by qualified majority is balanced and can therefore support it.

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