• 13-FEB-2013

European Funds to Contribute to Regional Development

Cohesion policy is of paramount importance to boost regional development and to close the gap between rich and poor areas in the Union. During the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg, two EPP Group reports were adopted, which aim to bring us one step closer to regional stability. One report deals with energy innovation projects and the other reviews the European solidarity fund. Both reports call for less red tape and for the laws to be simplified so that funds can be used in a more effective, transparent and flexible way. Available material includes an edited package.