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EU: a world leader in helping those affected by crises

18 August, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 August 2017 When countries face natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes or are in need of emergency assistance due to other crises, the EU has a range of funding and emergency response tools to help.

Commission acts to help regions build resilient economies in the era of globalisation

18 July, 2017 - 12:30
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 18 July 2017 Commission acts to help regions build resilient economies in the era of globalisation has brought enormous benefits to the less-developed economies of the world and many opportunities for Europeans; but while the benefits are widely spread, the costs are often...

Challenges ahead: boosting innovation-led growth in EU regions

18 July, 2017 - 12:30
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 July 2017 Smart specialisation has made a real difference in the way European regions are designing their innovation strategies, creating or reinforcing cooperation at all levels, especially with local business spheres.

The future of EU finances: High Level Group presents proposals to simplify access to EU funds

11 July, 2017 - 13:00
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 July 2017 Today the group of independent Cohesion Policy experts presented its final report for a simplified EU funds framework after 2020. Although the achievements of the EU Cohesion Policy are undeniably positive, the current volume of rules does not always make life...

An EU budget fit for tomorrow: Commission opens debate on future of EU finances

28 June, 2017 - 13:30
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 June 2017 Europeans expect their Union to do more. At a time when the EU is doing more than ever before to protect, empower and defend its citizens, resources continue to be stretched at the seams.

Solidarity with Italy: €1.2 billion of EU funds to support reconstruction works after the earthquakes

21 June, 2017 - 14:40
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2017 The Commission proposes to mobilise €1.2 billion under the EU Solidarity Fund, the highest sum ever mobilised in a single instalment, following the earthquakes of 2016 and 2017 in the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria.

Commission approves EU financing of the Pelješac bridge in Croatia

7 June, 2017 - 12:35
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 7 June 2017 Today the Commission is allocating €357 million of Cohesion Policy funds to build a bridge that will connect the southernmost part of the country and Dubrovnik to the rest of mainland Croatia.

Poland: a Commission initiative helps low-income regions catch up

31 May, 2017 - 14:10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 May 2017 As part of the Commission's tailored assistance to low-growth and low-income EU regions with the help of Cohesion Policy funds, a one-year pilot initiative shows promising results in Poland.

Statement by Commissioner Crețu on the Commission proposal to fully fund reconstruction operations following natural disasters

24 May, 2017 - 18:16
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 May 2017 Today the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on our proposal to fully fund reconstruction operations after natural disasters with the European Regional Development Fund. This compromise foresees an exceptional co-financing rate of 95%.