Regional Policy

Economy & Jobs 09-03-2018

Cretu: No cuts for cohesion funds, fresh money for new priorities

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu said that cohesion funds should not be reduced in the next EU budget as they form the backbone of the EU economy. Instead, member states should finance upcoming priorities with new money.
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Clean Energy package fails to cut transport carbon emissions

RED II is a three-way climate fail: it cuts safe effective ethanol use, will not scale up advanced biofuels production and does not stop harmful palm oil energy.
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Economy & Jobs 19-02-2015

Cre?u: ‘We refused to fund a 5-star hotel in Greece’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Romania, EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cre?u explained her views on the Greek crisis, emphasising that the EU executive will invest in "projects that will create jobs." According to the Romanian Commissioner, EU funds "should go to those who are most vulnerable, people that are really in need".
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Economy & Jobs 15-10-2014

EU denies ‘role’ in Serbia-Albania football match flag stunt

On Wednesday, the European Commission rejected suggestions that the EU had 'played a role' in the flag stunt that happened during a football match between Serbia and Albania.
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Economy & Jobs 10-10-2014

Catalan official: “We cannot treat Catalonia like a third country”

“There is no provision in the EU treaties to describe a process like the one is happening in Catalonia”, says secretary for Foreign and EU Affairs of the Government of Catalonia Roger Albinyana.
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Economy & Jobs 10-09-2013

EU unfreezes regional aid funding for Hungary

Hungary won access today (9 September) to €2 billion in frozen EU development funds after convincing Brussels its management of projects met European standards. Johannes Hahn, the EU's head of regional policy, told the Hungarian prime minister's chief of staff János Lázár he was satisfied Budapest was correcting the errors in Hungary's management that prompted Brussels to suspend aid in January - in part over how project engineers were being chosen.