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The Commission adopted on 14 July a proposal of five new regulations for renewed Structural Funds and instruments. Over the period 2007-2013, these instruments present about one third of the EU budget or a total of EUR 336.1 billion. The majority of this amount will be spent in less-developed Member States and regions. Structural Funds and instruments aim to promote growth-enhancing conditions for the Union’s economy and will focus on three new future objectives: convergence, competitiveness and co-operation.

The regulations’ package comprises of a general regulation laying down a common set of rules for all instruments, and specific regulations for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion Fund. In addition, an new regulation to establish a European grouping of cross-border co-operation (EGCC) is suggested.

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