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New EU Cohesion policy (2021-2027)

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU's main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity.

Five main objectives drive investments:

  • a Smarter Europe, through innovation, digitisation, economic transformation and support to small and medium-sized businesses.
  • a Greener, carbon free Europe, implementing the Paris Agreement and investing in energy transition, renewables and the fight against climate change
  • a more Connected Europe, with strategic transport and digital networks
  • a more Social Europe, delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights and supporting quality employment, education, skills, social inclusion and equal access to healthcare
  • a Europe closer to citizens, by supporting locally-led development strategies and sustainable urban development across the EU.

Date: 26 nov 2020

Theme: Cohesion policy 2021-2027

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Duration: 02:27

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