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2011

To Roll Forward or Roll Back? Regional Aid Control 2014+

The principal aim of this paper is to assess the future of the Regional Aid Guidelines. It begins with a brief overview of wider developments in State aid control and regional aid before exploring the options for reform of the Regional Aid Guidelines post 2013. In looking forward, the paper sets out the impact of…

2011

Strategic Options for Cyprus: A Preliminary Assessment

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2011

The Objective of Economic and Social Cohesion in the Economic Policies of the Member States

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2011

Influence of Cohesion policy on strategic objectives and governance in Member States

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2011

A Budget and Cohesion Policy for Europe 2020: Let the Negotiations Begin

After a protracted period of informal consultation and debate, the European Commission published its budgetary proposals for the 2014-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework atthe end of June 2011, followed by the tabling of the Cohesion policy regulatory package in October 2011. The aim of this paper is to provide a review and assessment of the debate…

2011

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Navigating financial engineering instruments through Structural Fund and State aid requirements

The increased use of non-grant financial instruments in Cohesion policy programmes overthe last few programme periods, which is predicted to continue into the next period, has been described by Commissioner Johannes Hahn as a ‘profound cultural shift’. Managing authorities have been setting up and implementing complex co-funded financial instruments in an uncertain economic climate, often…

2011

Complementarity or conflict? The (in)coherence of Cohesion policy

As the preparatory work for the revision of the EU budget for the period 2014+ gets underway, Cohesion policy is once again under scrutiny. Strategic reflections on the futurerole of the policy include its relationship with other EU policies and with domestic policies. A key question is whether Cohesion policy should be embedded within a…

2011

Financial accountability and European Union Cohesion policy

Many changes in European Union Cohesion policy since the late 1990s have been driven by the need to ensure and demonstrate financial accountability. This paper examines how the increased emphasis on financial management, control and audit in relation to the European Union budget is reshaping the governance of Cohesion policy, as well as the instruments…

2011

Governance and Cooperation in the NORA Region

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2011

Interactions between EU Funds: Coordination and Competition

EU Cohesion policy is implemented through three different EU Funds, which interact withone another and also with other EU funding sources, particularly the rural developmentfisheries funds, but also in fields such as research, development and transport. This paper examines how EU Cohesion policy Funds are coordinated with one another and other EU funds in 2007-13…

2022

Creating public value in regional policy. Bringing citizens back in

We develop a novel citizen-centred multi-dimensional approach to public value creation in regional policy. Drawing on 47 citizen focus groups in 16 European regions, public values are analysed through an interpretative comparative approach. Goal attainment is a positive and widely held value. However, evaluations of institutional performance and democratic values are more negative. The findings…

2021

A Green Transition: Making the new programmes sustainable

Cohesion Policy has long provided an important framework for tackling challenges related to climate change and transitioning to a low carbon economy. The focus of ESIF interventions on environmental sustainability will be further reinforced in 2021-27, in line with the ambitious climate targets and the Green Deal objectives.