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This Communication has been established in response to a requirement laid down in Art. 5(3) of the "Decision n° 456/2005/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2005 establishing a multiannual Community programme to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable" (eContentplus programme) which states that the "Commission shall report on the implementation of the lines of action referred to in Article 1(2) to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions by mid-2006 at the latest. In this context, the Commission shall report on the consistency of the amount for 2007 to 2008 with the financial perspective."
The Decision defines the financial framework for the programme in the following way (Article 6):
- The financial framework for the period from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2008 is set at EUR 149 M.
- EUR 55. 6 M is provided for the period until 31 December 2006 (par. 1).
- For the period following 31 December 2006, the amount shall be deemed to be confirmed if it is consistent for this phase with the financial perspective in force for the period commencing in 2007 (par.2).

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