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Council Adopts Measures to Boost Impact of Cohesion Policy

The Council of the European Union adopted on the 5th of December 2013  the regulation facilitating the use of Structural and Cohesion funds for the current programming period, which has already been approved by the European Parliament (late November) and the European Commission. The regulation aims to decrease the impact of the current economic crisis.

Council conclusions on Youth Unemployment

Press release - The European Council agreed on a comprehensive approach to combat youth unemployment, building on the following concrete measures: speeding up and frontloading of the Youth Employment Initiative; speeding up implementation of the Youth Guarantee; increased youth mobility and involvement of the social partners. The European Council also discussed ways to boost investment and improve access to credit. It called for the mobilisation of European resources including that of the EIB; and launched a new "Investment Plan" to support SMEs and boost the financing of the economy.

Council agrees EU Funds for Croatia for 2013


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Multiannual Financial Framework: political agreement reached

The President of the European Parliament, the President of the Council, with the support of the European Commission have reached political agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the programming period 2014-2020. Later today the European Council will discuss the Compact for Growth and Jobs.

European Council conclusions: The Future Cohesion Policy in figures

At the latest European Council the EU Heads of state and government reached political agreement on the future EU budget. The Council will now seek the consent of the European Parliament on the EU budget for 2014-2020.


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