Researcher: Lowering electricity taxes is cheapest way of meeting EU climate goals

By |junij 19th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, coal phase-out, electricity market, energy poverty, energy tax, EU structural funds, green taxation, Just transition, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

The energy transition will hit the poor hardest unless it's balanced by a shift in taxation, says Christian Egenhofer. The EU needs to acknowledge this and get started by lowering taxes on electricity to achieve the EU’s carbon reduction goals at least cost, he argues.

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EU Commission wants to support health systems better through structural funds

By |februar 22nd, 2019|Corina Crețu, doctors, EU cohesion policy, EU health, EU structural funds, health systems, hospitals, medicine, News|

Many regions of Europe for poor medical care because there is a lack of doctors, money or infrastrcture. The Commission is now considering how the structural funds can help in a targeted way. EURACTIV France reports.

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German environmental organisations ‘very disappointed’ with new ERDF Regulation

By |februar 19th, 2019|climate protection, EU cohesion policy, EU structural funds, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), fossil fuels, News|

The European regional development fund currently amounts to €200 billion. German environmental organisations have criticised the fact that its new version sets the wrong priorities. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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European Parliament votes for much greener cohesion policy

By |januar 31st, 2019|cohesion policy, Common Provisions Regulation (CPR), EAcohesion, environmental protection, EU structural funds, News, regional support, regions, sustainability|

The European Parliament’s committee on regional development has voted on Cohesion policy regulation, and there is the clear intention of making Cohesion much greener from 2020. For the first time, there is also to be a ban on providing support for fossil fuels. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Study: EU regional policy influences how people vote

By |december 12th, 2018|cohesion policy, EA Cohesion, elections, Emmanuel Macron, ESF, EU cohesion policy, EU structural funds, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), News|

Voters who are aware of EU support in their region vote in larger number for pro-Europe politicians. However, EU structural funds remain largely unknown - and often inefficient. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Oettinger dismisses claims EU to blame for Italian bridge collapse

By |avgust 16th, 2018|EU structural funds, European Investment Plan, Günther Oettinger, Italy, Matteo Salvini, Morandi Bridge, News|

Brussels has recently encouraged Italy to increase expenditure in infrastructure, EU officials said on Thursday (16 August) in response to Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s allegations that the bloc's austerity policies were partly responsible for Italian bridge collapse. 

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In Sète, EU funds help stop coastal erosion

By |junij 26th, 2018|cohesion policy, ERDF, erosion, EU cohesion policy, EU structural funds, Interreg MED, Mediterranean, News, Occitanie, Pollution, Regional Policy, regions, Sète, structural funds, tourism|

A redevelopment project co-financed by the ERDF in the commune of Sète (France) aims to mitigate erosion which threatens the site. The fund contributes to projects on sensitive issues in the area by the Mediterranean, such as maritime pollution and sustainable tourism. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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All quiet in the West while the East is advancing, study shows

By |april 20th, 2018|cohesion policy, east and west divide, EU cohesion policy, EU structural funds, News, Regional Policy|

Statistically, the economic gap between European regions is narrowing. Nevertheless, the abandoned regions remain left behind - and in Western Europe there is stagnation. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Minister: EU cohesion policy served Greece well, should be upgraded in future

By |april 13th, 2018|Alexis Charitsis, cohesion fund, cohesion policy, EU cohesion policy, EU structural funds, Greek crisis, News|

The EU's cohesion policy supported Greece in its most serious crisis, demonstrating the value of the bloc's second-biggest funding scheme, Greece’s Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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Financial instruments: A paradigm shift in the next EU budget

By |januar 9th, 2018|Brexit, EIB, EU budget 2020-2027, EU structural funds, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The (much) higher use of loans and guarantees foreseen in the MFF post-2020 will produce significant changes in the management model of EU funding, and could even herald a structural evolution in the European project as a whole, write Francesco Molica ...

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