1. What will be the role of cohesion policy in an enlarged Union
of nearly 30 Member States in a context of rapid economic and social
change? How is it possible to further economic convergence and preserve
the European model of society?
2. How should Community policies be made more coherent? How should
the contribution of other Community policies to the pursuit of cohesion
3. How should cohesion policy be modified in preparation for an
unprecedented expansion of the Union? Should cohesion policy also
address territorial cohesion in order to take better account of
the major spatial imbalances in the Union?
4. How can cohesion policy be focussed on measures which have a
high Community added value ?
5. What should be the priorities to bring about balanced and sustainable
territorial development in the Union?
6. How should the economic convergence of lagging regions of the
Union be encouraged?
7. What kind of Community intervention is required for other regions?
8. What methods should be used to determine the division of funds
between Member States and between regions?
9. What principles should govern the implementation of Community
10. What should be the response to increased needs with regard
to the economic, social and territorial dimensions of cohesion?