About: Corina Crețu

Economy & Jobs 04-12-2017

Crețu: Austria and Germany are still recycling Marshall Plan funds

The European cohesion policy can be inspired by the post-World War II Marshall Plan model and achieve by 2023 added value of 3-4 euros for every euro invested in the 2014-2020 period, Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Crețu told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.

Economy & Jobs 09-10-2017

The economic crisis has exacerbated the EU’s regional differences

Despite four decades of a cohesion policy designed to shrink economic gaps between EU regions, differences remain stark and may have been exacerbated by the 2008 economic crisis, it was heard as the European Union presented its seventh 'cohesion report' on Monday (8 October).

Future EU 09-10-2017

Can an ‘EU of the regions’ offer an alternative to Catalan secession?

On Monday, local government officials from across the European Union will converge in Brussels for the ‘European Week of Regions and Cities’. As they meet, they will be well aware of the turmoil taking place in one region in particular - Catalonia.

NGOs ask Commission to step in as Bulgaria threatens access to justice

A coalition of green NGOs has called on the European Commission to intervene in Bulgaria, after the country’s ruling party announced a proposal that the environmentalists said would limit access to justice by increasing costs.

Economy & Jobs 21-06-2017

MEPs: European funds for poorer member states must not diminish

Negotiations are beginning on the future of the European budget, which also includes funds financing cohesion policy. Meeting in Strasbourg, MEPs agreed they should not be reduced. Aktuálně reports.

Economy & Jobs 12-04-2017

Commission insists poor-performing regions need structural reforms

The European Commission yesterday (11 April) suggested that regions with a lower level of growth could benefit from greater institutional capacity and structural reforms that could facilitate investment. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Economy & Jobs 07-04-2017

Crețu tells Athens ‘We are not Soviet Commissioners’

EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Crețu called the Greek government yesterday (6 April) to work more closely with the executive regarding the implementation of the Juncker Investment Plan. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Economy & Jobs 23-02-2017

Commission ‘not satisfied’ with Adriatic-Ionian Strategy results

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu is extremely dissatisfied with the poor performance of the Adriatic-Ionian Strategy's implementation. EURACTIV Greece reports.

01-02-2017

The Brief: Commission’s socialists shun Bucharest after corruption scandal

Bucharest thumbed its nose at the European Commission last night. It bypassed its parliament to issue an emergency decree sparing politicians prosecution for illegally pocketing cash, just a week after the executive praised the country's fight against corruption.

Elections 31-10-2016

Bulgaria’s Borissov wants the ecology or regional development Commissioner portfolio

Following the resignation of Bulgarian Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, the country’s Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov, said that he would discuss her replacement with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today (31 October).

Central Europe 04-10-2016

Socialist leader: Romanian president will disregard election result

Ahead of the parliamentary elections to be held on 11 December, Liviu Dragnea, leader of the Romanian socialist party, warned of an "undemocratic" move by centre-right President Iohannis, who according to Dragnea, voiced his intention of nominating Dacian Cioloş for another mandate as Prime Minister, regardless of the election results.

Euro & Finance 04-10-2016

MEPs oppose ‘immoral’ suspension of EU funds for Spain and Portugal

A broad majority of MEPs spoke against freezing EU funds for Spain and Portugal at a European Parliament session late on Monday (3 October), saying such a decision would be “immoral”, “unfair”, “counterproductive” and even “illegal”.

Regional Policy 03-10-2016

Romania’s bids for EU funding criticised by own Commissioner

Romanian Commissioner Corina Crețu has urged her country to submit better quality bids for EU money, as the Eastern European nation struggles to secure all-important funding. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Health 04-03-2016

Bucharest found wanting in regional policy implementation

Romanian Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu has criticised her own country for lagging behind in crucial areas such as health, citing a case in which three hospitals have not been built, despite receiving EU funding. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Regional Policy 02-12-2015

Commission to help fund Spanish rail expansion

The European Commission has announced that it will invest in the expansion of Spain's high-speed rail network. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Regional Policy 15-10-2015

Regions ask for EU assistance to tackle refugee crisis

The European regions mostly hit by the unfolding refugee crisis have asked more help from Brussels in order to deliver their “humane” and “technical” goals. EURACTIV Greece reports.   

Regional Policy 25-09-2015

Cre?u includes immigration in EU funding programmes

In an effort to tackle the refugee crisis, Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cre?u decided on Wednesday (23 September) to let member states make more flexible use of certain EU funding programmes.

Central Europe 16-06-2015

Anti-Roma protests prompt Bulgarian PM to appeal for calm

Bulgaria's prime minister appealed for calm today (16 June) following several days of violence and ethnic tensions involving the EU country's 10 percent Roma minority.

 VideoSponsored
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".

Juncker plan may bring unintended consequences for regional policy

In order to encourage financial contributions from the EU member states to the Juncker investment plan, the European Commission has agreed to discount any contributions from their calculations of national deficits. But the regions fear that this leniency will lead to a diversion of EU structural funds. EURACTIV France reports

Regional Policy 16-01-2015

Romania hopes to end EU monitoring by 2020

The new Romanian President Klaus Iohannis made his first visit abroad to Brussels yesterday (15 January). Speaking alongside Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, he said that his country hoped to get rid of the EU monitoring on its deficient law-enforcement system before the end of their respective five-year mandates.

 InfographicSponsored
INFOGRAPHIC: Who's who in the new European Commission? [Version 2.0]
EU Priorities 2020 05-11-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Who’s who in the new European Commission?

Jean-Claude Juncker's team of European Commissioners was approved by the European Parliament on 22 October 2014 and officially took office on 1 November 2014. Who is who in the new Commission? EURACTIV has this full overview.

Energy 05-11-2014

Socialists want renovation rules revised, Cre?u confirms efficiency funding

SPECIAL REPORT: The leader of the second largest group in the European Parliament has told EURACTIV his Socialists and Democrats will push to strengthen building renovation rules in EU energy efficiency law.

Corina Cre?u [European Commission]
Regional Policy 28-10-2014

Cre?u: ‘I will cut financing to luxury investment’

"My intention as a social democrat is to cut financing of projects that involve luxury investments which are not absolutely necessary, like fitness and SPA centres," Corina Cre?u, the new Romanian commissioner for Regional Policy, told EURACTIV Romania in an exclusive interview.