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Preparation of the multiannual financial framework regarding the financing of EU cooperation for African, Caribbean and Pacific States and Overseas Countries and Territories for the 2014-2020 period (11th European Development Fund). Commuication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council. COM (2011) 837 final, 7 December 2011

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION Brussels, 7.12.2011 COM(2011) 837 final COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Preparation of the multiannual financial framework regarding the financing of EU cooperation for African, Caribbean and Pacific States and Overseas Countries and Territories for the 2014-2020 period (11th European Development Fund) {SEC(2011) 1459 final} {SEC(2011) 1460 final} EN 2 EN This Communication and its annex belong to a package of proposals from the Commission concerning EU external action within the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2014-2020. It is anticipated that Croatia will have joined the EU by 1 January 2014 and will contribute to the 11th EDF. If required, the text of the proposed Internal Agreement will be modified in accordance with its Articles 1.7 and 8.4. The European Union maintains privileged relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of developing countries under the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement1. 25 Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) with constitutional links to Member States are associated to the EU through a regime based on the provisions of Part IV of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) and the detailed rules and procedures laid down in the Overseas Association Decision (OAD) of 27 November 20012. The European Development Fund (EDF) is the main instrument for delivering EU assistance for development cooperation under the Cotonou Agreement with ACP States and for financing EU cooperation with the Overseas Countries and Territories under the Overseas Association Decision. The EDF is funded outside the EU budget by the EU Member States on the basis of specific contribution keys. Each EDF is concluded for a multi-annual period. The 10th EDF Internal Agreement3, establishing the resources of the 10th EDF and their share in broad sub-categories, covers the period 2008-2013, and includes provisions on

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