Conclusions from Gödöllő
The conference of European Ministers responsible for cohesion policy was held in Gödöllő, near Budapest, Hungary on 20 May. The Hungarian Presidency of the European Union published the conclusions of the discussions. Member States called for a post-2013 cohesion policy that is result-oriented and consistent with the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy. Also discussed were the Commission's proposals regarding conditions and incentives that could be introduced to make the policy more effective.
These are the last debates before the Commission issues its formal legislative proposals on future cohesion policy, which will follow its proposals regarding the future financial framework of the Union.