Cohesion policy in the news
EU cohesion policy has been making the headlines in recent days. This kind of reporting and scrutiny provides a welcome contribution to the discussions and reflections on the future policy after 2013. It also helps people understand how the policy works in practice - both in terms of the challenges it faces and the opportunities it provides. EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, made a statement on 30 November clarifying a number of issues. Some of the points raised in the reports were also addressed in the Commission's press briefing.
The Commission is open to suggestions for adapting and improving the policy after 2013. Make your views heard by taking part in the public consultation open until 31 January 2011.