January 22, 2010

Paper on future of Cohesion Policy in richer regions

DG Regional Policy has produced a working paper focused on the future of Cohesion Policy in richer regions. The Paper reviews two distinct issues: 1) whether richer regions, particularly those from relatively prosperous Member States, should be eligible for expenditure from the Structural Funds at all,; and 2) whether the relative prosperity of the Member State in which the region is located should be taken into account.

The essence of the debate on future Cohesion Policy seems to hinge on whether the policy should be about redistributive transfers between rich and poorer regions, or rather whether it should be an instrument to promote economic change and development and the realising of potential in all regions.

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Posted by iroronan at January 22, 2010 10:56 AM