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1994-1994: Objective 1
Regions whose development is lagging behind

Between 1994 and 1999, regions eligible for Objective 1 were as follows:

  • NUTS II level regions whose GDP per habitant was less than 75% of the Community average
  • NUTS II level regions whose GDP per habitant was close to the Community average but in which there were particular circumstances which led them to be included in Objective 1

The regions eligible under Objective 1 1994-1999 (1995-1999 for Austria) were:
  • Greece;
  • Portugal;
  • Ireland;
  • in Belgium: the province of Hainaut;
  • in Germany: the five new Länder (Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Thüringen) and East Berlin;
  • in Spain: Andalucia, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Ceuta y Melilla, Comunidad Valenciana, Extremadura, Galicia, the Canary Islands and Murcia;
  • in France: the French overseas départements, Corsica and the arrondissements of Valenciennes, Douai and Avesnes (adjacent to the Belgian region of Hainaut);
  • in Italy: Abruzzo (from 1 January 1994 to 31 December 1997), Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Apuglia, Sardinia and Sicily;
  • in the Netherlands: Flevoland;
  • in the United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Merseyside and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Area;
  • in Austria: the province of Burgenland
Objective 1 populations 1994-1999 (Austria 1995-1999)
Member
State
Million
inhabitants
% national
population
Belgium1,27912,8
Germany16,44720,7
Greece10,209100,0
Spain23,26958,2
France2,5464,4
Ireland3,500100,0
Italy21,13336,6
Netherlands0,2171,45
Portugal9,868100,0
United Kingdom3,4146,0
Austria0,2693,5
Total EU92,15125,0

Consult the Europe and country maps and lists of eligible regions

Click here for information on the priority Objectives for the period 2000-2006.


 

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