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Simplification of Cohesion Policy

In April 2009 measures have been adopted to introduce an additional tranche of pre-financing, to accelerate the reimbursement of expenditure incurred under major projects and within the framework of state aid schemes, to facilitating the launch of financial engineering instruments and to broadening the use of flat rates and lump-sums costs.

In May 2009 measures were adopted to broaden the eligibility of projects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in housing

In July 2009, the Commission adopted a further set of measures amending Council Regulation 1083/2006.

Proposed amendments can be divided into two groups:

In September 2009 the Commission's implementing Regulation has been amended with the aim at simplifying and clarifying the existing provisions in the field of publicity and information, management and audit, financial engineering, information reporting.

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