Selected Member States

Bulgaria will receive approximately €7.6 billion for the financing of Cohesion Policy in the current programming period. 

Croatia will receive €8.6 billion for the Cohesion Policy funding during the programmin period 2014-2020. 

Approximately €22 billion in Structural and Cohesion funds has been allocated to the Czech Republic during the programming period 2014-2020. 

One of the main goals of Cohesion Policy in Germany is to close the gaps between the Eastern and Western regions. Germany has one of the highest absorption rates of the EU funds.

Cohesion Policy has proven to be a major investment tool in times of crisis in Greece. While public and private investments have been sevely cut by the crisis, progress in disbursing EU funds is under way.

Almost €23 billion has been allocated to Cohesion Policy in Hungary for the programming period 2014-2020. 

Ireland has traditionally been a success story of economic growth spurred by Structural and Cohesion Funds. In the current period, Ireland will manage operational programmes of approximately €1.2 billion. 

The second largest beneficiary of funds after Poland, Italy aims at reducing disparities between the more developed Northern regions and the poorer Southern regions. 

Approximately € 4.5 billion in Structural and Cohesion funds has been allocated to Latvia. 

Lithuania has the highest absorption rate of EU funds.

With the allocation of more than €77.5 billion, Poland is the largest recipient of Structural and Cohesion funds. It will focus on modernizing network infrastructure and innovative environment. It will also support employment, social inclusion, and resource-efficient economy. 

Portugal has traditionally been a large beneficiary of Cohesion Policy. During this programming period approximately €21.5 billion has been allocated for Portugal's Cohesion Policy implementation. 

During the 2014-2020 programming period Romania will receive approximately €23 billion for financing of its Cohesion Policy priorities.  

Slovakia has been allocated approximately € 14 billion for financing of its Cohesion Polcy priorities. 

Approximately the €3.1 billion has been allocated for financing Slovenian Cohesion Policy. 


For 2014-2020 Spain will receive approximately €28.5 billion for Cohesion policy funding.