Cohesion policy 2000-2006: Tatra Region, Slovakia
This video showcases the Tatras region in Slovakia, which, in the face of severe problems with water pollution, benefited directly from European funds that allowed it notably to develop a fully operational sewage treatment plant. The ERDF also supported the creation of a modern system for supplying drinking water. From 2000 to 2006, EU cohesion policy provided support for 27 Member States, investing over €120 billion in 230 programmes. Launched in 1986, its effectiveness and support for Europe have been proven time and again, particularly in terms of economic growth, jobs and the environment. On top of this success, several improvements and innovations have been introduced to cohesion policy, starting in 2007, opening up the prospect of going further still by 2013.