Future Cohesion Policy

It is Important to Get the Strategy Right - All Projects Must Follow the Strategy

Press release - Informal Meeting of Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy/Vilnius

After the Informal Meeting of Ministers responsible for Cohesion Policy in Vilnius, Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn issued the statement: 

Cohesion Policy is Essential for the Continuous EU Growth

During the Inter-parliamentary committee meeting that was organized by the European Parliament on November 27, 2013 and which touched upon the future of Cohesion Policy, Chair of the Permanent Representatives Committee, Ambassador Raimundas Karoblis pointed out that the main aspect of the reformed Cohesion Policy is its link to the goals of the EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Cohesion Policy 2014 - 2020 Approved by the European Parliament

Following the adoption of the MFF 2014-2020 and the EU 2014 Budget, the European Parliament has yesterday adopted the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) for all European Structural and Investment Funds, which was accompanied by the adoption of regulations on specific funds. The CPR was adopted by 479 MEPs who voted in favor of the regulation; 126 MEPs voted against it, and 85 MEPs refrained from voting.  

Cohesion Policy reform in 10 points

Press release

Once the EU's 2014-2020 budget is confirmed by the European Parliament and EU member states, Cohesion Policy will invest € 325 billion in Europe's regions and cities to deliver the EU-wide goals of growth and jobs, as well as tackling climate change and energy dependence. This will in turn leverage national and regional resources worth at least € 100 billion, for an overall expected investment of more than € 400 billion. The reform of Cohesion Policy will ensure maxim impact for the investments, adapted to individual needs of regions and cities. Key elements of the reform, if confirmed by Parliament and Council, are:

Bulgaria's Draft Partnership Agreement submitted to the European Commission

The draft Partnership Agreement of the Republic of Bulgaria was sent to the European Commission

Press release - 30 August 2013

The draft Partnership Agreement - the document setting the national priorities which will be funded under the European Structural and Investment Funds in the period 2014 - 2020 -  was sent to the European Commission for a second round of technical consultations. The document was elaborated by a working group with the participation of a wide range of partners - representatives of local authorities, socio-economic partners, civil society organizations, the academic society and others.

In this version the comments of the European Commission from the first round of technical consultations are covered. It also addresses the contributions received during the public consultation on the document, conducted in the period 23.07 - 07.08.2013. The final version of the Partnership Agreement will be officially submitted to the European Commission after the Regulations on the European Structural and Investment Funds enter into force and the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2014 - 2020 is approved.

The draft Partnership Agreement and its annexes can be found here .

Source: www.eufunds.bg


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