Commission finalised payments for Rural Development Programmes 2007-2013

January 9, 2017

Hat: Commission finalised payments for 64 of the 92 EU Rural Development Programmes 2007-2013

Funding Scheme: 2017-01-09

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Isfondstruct: Yes


The Rural Development Programmes (RDP) funded in the previous period 2007 – 2013 benefited from a total budget of €95.8 billion.


By the end of 2016, the Commission settled the closing balance for 64 Rural Development Programmes in 23 Member States, representing 70% of the total RDPs. Many of these programmes used the available funds in full, contributing to a very high overall execution level of more than 99%.

The remaining 28 programmes are expected to be closed in 2017.

Url description: Agricultural and rural development