Conference on the future of cohesion policy in Budapest
In Budapest on 31 March, Commissioner Hahn will participate in a high-level conference on cohesion policy organised by the Hungarian Presidency of the EU. He will focus on the achievements of this important development policy for the 271 European regions and its future architecture after 2013. As this debate is entering its final stage, he will reiterate the wish of the Commission for a more result-oriented policy in the future.
The politicians, experts from Member States and academics who attend the Budapest conference will discuss specific aspects of the Commission's proposals on the future policy (results-orientation and thematic concentration), with a view to the Ministerial meeting which will take place in Gödöllő (Hungary) on 19-21 May 2011.