Cohesion Policy: a priority for the Polish Presidency
The Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union will run from 1 July - 31 December 2011.
The priorities of the Presidency include Cohesion Policy, particularly the negotiations on the legislative framework for the next programming period after 2014. Elzbieta Bienkowska, Poland's Minister of Regional Development, commented:
Poland, as a country rapidly closing the gap in economic and social development through efficient implementation of Cohesion Policy, has a special role to play at a time when post-crisis negotiations of the new financial perspective begin.
See the information brochure on Cohesion Policy and the Polish EU Presidency for further information about the Presidency's objectives, planned events and contact information.