venerdì 24 luglio 2015

CoR - CoR President Markkula: EU cohesion funds combined with structural reform can help boost growth in Greece's regions and cities

"The quick release of EU cohesion policy funds by the European Commission is a step forward and will contribute in tackling the Greek crisis, but should accompany government reform"
The President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Markku Markkula, has praised the European Commission for accelerating the deployment of € 20bn under EU cohesion policy – in addition to a further € 15bn of agricultural funds - to Greece: "Thanks to early payments, higher co-financing rates and the technical assistance by experts, Greek regional and local authorities can start delivering projects that can reinvigorate local economies during one of the toughest phase of the post-war period. But funding alone is only part of the answer: the Greek government must also set about making fundamental structural reform". (...)

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