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€405 billion invested in Europe's real economy under the European Structural and Investment Funds


European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 December 2018 A report published today shows the main results achieved under the five European Structural and Investment Funds, halfway through the 2014-2020 EU budget period.

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Commission approves modification of Cohesion Policy programmes to better suit Portugal's investment needs


European - Press release Commission Brussels, 7 December 2018 At the request of Portugal, the Commission green-lighted the modification of eleven 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy programmes to shift resources where they are now most needed. €2.7 billion of Cohesion Policy funds will be redirected towards priorities defined by the Portuguese government.

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The outermost regions and the EU: a renewed and strengthened partnership, one year on


European Commission - Press release Gran Canaria, 23 November 2018 Today, the Commission is presenting a series of initiatives to help the outermost regions to unlock their full potential, one year after the launch of the new EU strategy for those regions.

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Commission invests in infrastructure and cultural heritage in Napoli, Italy


European - Press release Commission Brussels, 6 November 2018 The Commission adopted five major Cohesion Policy projects, altogether worth 868 million euros, for better transport and water infrastructure and to preserve cultural heritage in the Italian city of Napoli.

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Commission grants 22 cities with funding for innovative projects; launches new call for projects for security in public urban spaces


European - Press release Commission Brussels, 10 October 2018 The Commission has announced the winning cities of the 3rd call for projects under the Urban Innovative Actions. €92 million from the European Regional Development Fund will finance innovative solutions to urban challenges such as air quality, climate change, housing, and...

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Commissioner Creţu on "The next generation of EU Funds programmes"


European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 8 October 2018 Press statement by Commissioner Creţu, in charge of Regional Policy, at the European Week of Regions and Cities; in Brussels.     Good morning!   I am always glad to see so many journalists in the press room,...

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Major EU investments in infrastructure help write a new chapter in Greece


European Commission - Press release Brussels, 3 October 2018 This week, Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu will travel to Greece to visit or inaugurate three major transport and environment projects which have received a total of €1.3 billion in support from EU funds.

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Statement of the Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu


European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 July 2018 "We stand side by side with the Greek people in such difficult moments. We have a permanent dialogue with the Greek authorities and, through the services of the DG Regio, we provide the necessary assistance in order to speed up...

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Cohesion Policy beyond 2020: Commission helps Europe's regions become more innovative


European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 June 2018 Today the Commission is renewing the initiative 'Stairway to Excellence', to continue to provide tailored support and expertise to regions lagging behind in terms of innovation.

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EU solidarity at work: Commission offers financial aid to Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria following natural disasters


European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 May 2018 Today the Commission is proposing €34 million from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for four Member States that were hit by natural disasters in 2017 – Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Bulgaria.

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