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'We can no longer measure the success of regional policy by absorption figures alone'

(14 March 2013)

'We can no longer measure the success of regional policy by absorption figures alone'

Addressing representatives from the 27 EU Member States, Commissioner Hahn has been laying out the elements of the Commission's plan to reform Regional Policy. Commissioner Hahn was speaking at the Evaluation network meeting in Brussels. The national experts are responsible for assessing the impact of Regional Policy and cohesion funding in the 27 Member States. The Commissioner was drawing particular attention to the way Regional Policy should operate above all as an investment policy for the regions with the focus formly on results. 

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