The financial execution of Structural Funds

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Available languages : English
Period : 2007-2013
Date : 01/09/2011

The financial execution of Structural Funds has become a key topic in recent debates about the functioning and the future of Cohesion Policy. Stakeholders are increasingly requiring effective delivery of quality policy measures and structural investments to overcome the economic downturn. Financial execution is a necessary but insufficient condition for effective policy implementation and there are concerns as regards the pace of programmes' implementation.