Joint press conference by Johannes Hahn, and László Andor on EC proposals for cohesion policy 2014-2020
On 6 October 2011, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, and László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, held a joint press conference on EC proposals for cohesion policy 2014-2020. The legislative package, presented by the two Members of the EC, includes an overarching regulation setting out common rules governing the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). One set of rules instead of 5. Three specific regulations for the ERDF, the ESF and the Cohesion Fund will also be included, as well as two regulations dealing with the European territorial cooperation goal and the European grouping of territorial cooperation (EGTC). The Commission also adopted proposals for two instruments in the area of employment and social policy, namely the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) and the Programme for Social Change and Innovation (PSCI), as well as a communication on the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF).