Highlights of the New Programming Period

Investment for jobs and growth in EU regions

Cohesion policy is the EU's main investment policy, with a budget of over €350 billion for the 2014- 20 period. It supports investments in employment, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), environment and infrastructure. The sixth cohesion report, published by the European Commission in July 2014, analyses the impact, evolution and future prospects of cohesion policy.