REGI chair: If von der Leyen has an ambition for Europe, she must have an ambition for Cohesion

By |oktober 25th, 2019|CAP, cohesion funds, cohesion policy, European Parliament, News, regional development, Regional Development and Cohesion policy, Younous Omarjee|

The European Parliament shall not accept cuts on the budget of Cohesion Policy and expects the European Commission and its new President to be on its side, says MEP Younous Omarjee.

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Four things the EU should do to strengthen climate action before this mandate ends

By |februar 12th, 2019|1.5°C pathway, cohesion funds, Juncker Commission, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Paris Agreement, shipping emissions|

EU institutions still have time for a series of concrete actions to strengthen climate policy before their mandate ends and get their successors off to a flying start, write Sanjeev Kumar and Edward Robinson.

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Study: Cohesion’s impact on local audiences still remains limited

By |januar 16th, 2019|cohesion funds, EAcohesion, EU cohesion policy, News, regional development|

Social outcomes in Cohesion policy remain relatively obscure for the general public compared to economic developments, a recent project study has found. In addition to that, the process of reaching local audiences remains a challenge for policymakers and organisations across the European regions.

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Romania glosses over presidency preparedness concerns

By |januar 10th, 2019|cohesion funds, Klaus Iohannis, News, Romania, Romanian Presidency, rule of law, Teodor Meleșcanu, Viorica Dancila|

As Romania formally launched its six-month-long presidency of the EU, its foreign affairs chief insisted that the country was prepared to helm the Council ship for the very first time.

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Regions remain puzzled on future Cohesion and Brexit implications

By |december 7th, 2018|Brexit, cohesion funds, cohesion policy, Commitee of the Regions, Corina Crețu, EAcohesion, Michel Barnier, News|

There is no room for double standards in the future Cohesion policy but there is a need for cooperation between funds and programmes, key partners and civil society, the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy told a Committee of the Regions (CoR) plenary ...

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What a difference a week might make for Europe’s climate ambition

By |november 29th, 2018|coal phase-out, cohesion funds, cohesion policy, COP24, EU budget 2021-2027, fossil fuels, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

Progress in the Long Term Strategy for 2050 and at the climate conference in Katowice will be for nothing if European ministers allow disputes over the size of the next EU budget to roadblock important moves towards funding a zero-emissions energy tran...

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South-East Europe needs zero-priced capital to boost growth

By |november 14th, 2018|cohesion funds, emigration, EU enlargement, News, poverty, Western Balkans|

The region of former Yugoslavia and Albania has long ago been swallowed up by the EU. Yet, it is doomed to permanent marginalisation unless the EU does not open its structural and cohesion funds, or provide other source of zero-priced capital, writes Dušan Reljić.  

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CPMR chief: Effective solutions to daily challenges are key to get closer to citizens

By |november 6th, 2018|Azores, cohesion funds, cohesion policy, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), CPMR, EAcohesion, News, Vasco Cordeiro|

Only weeks before a European Council meeting in December is to define funding for regional development across Europe beyond 2020, regions are still in the dark about what will be the final decision on the future of Cohesion Policy.

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European funds: What next for the Polish economy?

By |oktober 25th, 2018|2019 European elections, cohesion funds, cohesion policy, EU cohesion policy, European Parliament, News, Poland, Regional Policy|

European funds were one of the factors that helped Poland avoid the serious effects of the financial crisis. Negotiations on the new seven-year financial framework have already begun in the European Parliament. The outcome could have a major effect on how Poles vote in next May's elections.

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Cohesion funds absorption should not become an end in itself, EU Auditors say

By |september 14th, 2018|cohesion funds, cohesion policy, EAcohesion, European Court of Auditors, News|

Delays in the formulation of legal frameworks and spending plans create severe obstacles to an effective use of Cohesion funding, shifting the focus on quick use of money rather than on performance and results, a new Court of Auditors report published ...

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