Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Commission defends the Cohesion Policy
On the meeting of june 1st in Bucharest, the group "Friends of Cohesion" involving the European Commission and fifteen other countries (Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia), has defended the benefits and the future budget of the Cohesion Policy.
The Cohesion policy to boost growth
While some states, such as net contributors to the EU budget see the Cohesion policy as a source of savings, fifteen states and the Commission emphasize the overall impact of the Cohesion Policy on the territories of 27, on the dynamism of growth, investment and jobs that it generates: 1.4 million jobs supported, 800,000 SMEs created... Finally, States and the European Commission which took part to the meeting in Bucharest has supported a valorisation of Cohesion policy by a budget at least equivalent and affected in a better and more efficient way. At the same time the president Barroso has suggested to settle a deeper european integration and a stronger economic union more harmonized of which the schedule will be presented on 28-29 June.
The first trilogue meeting of the European Parliament, Council, the European Commission, held on May, 13th 2013, ended with a double agreement: on the scope and on calendar of the negotiations for the 2014-2020's budget.
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The Cohesion Fund contributes to interventions in the field of the environment and trans-European networks. Cohesion Fund is from now on more integrated into the operation of the mainstream Structural Funds and provides a programme-based support r...
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