COVID-19: Commission paves way to draw €37 billion from structural funds

By |april 3rd, 2020|cohesion policy, Committee of Regions, corona bonds, coronavirus, COVID-19, CRII, Elisa Ferreira, emergency, EU budget, EU structural funds, European Commission, News, Regional Policy, Ursula von der Leyen, Younous Omarjee|

The European Commission proposed numerous changes to its cohesion policy rulebook on Thursday (2 April) in order to draw €37 billion of unused funds to finance various measures during the coronavirus pandemic. But these measures can only help to a limited extent. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU Parliament votes financial assistance for countries affected by COVID-19

By |marec 27th, 2020|cohesion policy, COVID19, EU Solidarity Fund, EU structural funds, European Council, European Parliament, News, Ursula von der Leyen, Younous Omarjee|

Following an urgent procedure, the European Parliament on Thursday (26 March) almost unanimously backed two packages of financial support for countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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COVID-19 emergency makes EU budget deal more urgent than ever

By |marec 26th, 2020|cohesion policy, coronavirus, COVID-19, EU cohesion policy, EU long term budget, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak makes hefty cuts to cohesion policy in the EU's next long-term budget all the more unjustified, writes Enrico Rossi, the governor of Italy's Tuscany Region.

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EU leaders fail to agree on first post-Brexit budget as divisions grow

By |februar 21st, 2020|CAP, Charles Michel, cohesion policy, friends of cohesion, Frugal 4, Multiannual Financial Framework, News|

EU countries failed to narrow deep differences over the bloc's next seven-year budget as a group of net contributors refused to approve bigger spending and instead pushed for big cuts for farmers and poorer regions, in a bid to fill a €75 billion hole left by Brexit.

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EU faces tough post-Brexit test with 2021-2027 budget

By |februar 19th, 2020|Charles Michel, cohesion policy, common agricultural policy, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

Unlike national governments who adopt budgets every year, EU finances cover a seven-year period and need to be agreed by all 27 member states. The bloc’s next budget, the first after Brexit, will be debated by EU leaders on Thursday...

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The EU budget explained

By |februar 19th, 2020|Climate Change, cohesion policy, Common Agicultural Policy, EU budget, European Council, European Parliament, friends of cohesion, Frugal 4, Migration, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

Leaders will meet on Thursday (20 February) for a first attempt to reach an agreement on the EU’s next long-term budget. It will shape the future of the bloc for the next seven years. EURACTIV explains what the Multiannual Financial...

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Michel offers flexible EU budget to convince sceptics

By |februar 14th, 2020|Charles Michel, cohesion policy, common agricultural policy, Just Transition Fund, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, own resources, rule of law|

More flexibility within the Common Agriculture Policy and more money to less developed regions instead of a larger budget is what European Council President Charles Michel will offer to sceptic countries to agree on a new EU 7-year blueprint next week. 

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Committee of the Regions welcomes Green group for the first time

By |februar 13th, 2020|2019 European elections, cohesion policy, Committee of the Regions, environmental protection, European Green Deal, European Greens, Greens/European Free Alliance, News, Regional Policy|

For the first time, the EU's Committee of the Regions has enough Green members to form their own group. The group, who already met on Tuesday (11 February), is keen to have good relations with the other groups but also wants to "exert pressure", partic...

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New EU regions president: ‘Citizens feel left out from the European process’

By |februar 12th, 2020|Apostolos Tzitzikostas, cohesion policy, Conference on the Future of Europe, European Committee of the Regions, European Green Deal, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

Apostolos Tzitzikostas (EPP), the governor of Central Macedonia (Greece), has been elected as the new president of the European Committee of the Regions. He talked to EURACTIV about his main priorities, which include a bottom-up approach to shaping Eur...

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Piecing together Europe’s climate finance puzzle

By |januar 27th, 2020|cohesion policy, Just transition, Just Transition Fund, News|

The climate neutrality puzzle is massive. As EU affairs ministers meet in Brussels today (27 January), they should ensure €260 billion are invested annually to lead a fair and just transition away from fossil fuels, campaigners write.

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