Regional Development

Earthquake in Amatrice

After the first occurrence on 24 August, three more major earthquakes, together with a flurry of tremors, struck the central Italian regions in...

Pins in map

INTRODUCTION Why do we need cohesion policy, now and in the future? The EPP Group backs cohesion policy as a structural policy promoting growth...

Pins in map

Cohesion policy is the EU’s key instrument for investment in the real economy, promoting jobs and growth across all EU regions. The EPP Group...

wallet and money

Better value for taxpayers' money. This is the core idea behind the topic of performance-based budgeting that the EPP Group Bureau is discussing...



The Regional Development Committee is responsible for the EU's regional and cohesion policy. It assesses the impact of other Union policies on economic and social cohesion and coordinates the Union's structural instruments.


Stack of hands
Press Release
04.02.2015 - 10:03

EPP Group demands stronger Cohesion Policy

EU Cohesion funds help create more jobs, economic growth and energy efficiency in Europe. The funds have enormous potential, but the recurrent problem of payment backlogs and the late adoption of...
Corina Crețu
Press Release
01.10.2014 - 12:33

Cretu fails to explain how to tackle unpaid cohesion bills

The EPP Group has criticised Commissioner-Designate for Regional Policy Corina Creţu for not explaining how to tackle the huge delay of payments in the field of cohesion policy. The rising pile of...
glass globe in hand
Press Release
16.04.2014 - 18:45

Clearer and easier rules for the European Solidarity Fund

A new Regulation on the European Solidarity Fund was adopted today by the European Parliament. This reform will make the Fund faster, clearer and easier to use. It will also clarify the rules of...
Windmill Road
09.03.2014 - 14:45

All regions count

The goal of EU regional policy is to spend money where it is most needed, and this investment in turn will help create jobs, make economies more competitive and help them grow. The EPP Group knows...
The bridge
08.03.2014 - 13:45

EU Structural and Investment Funds

I. Boosting our competitiveness with innovation and SMEs EU money must be better spent to ensure growth, jobs and a better and more sustainable quality of life for all European citizens, even more...
Euro Currency: Stacked 2 and 1 euro coins, close-up
Press Release
20.11.2013 - 12:02

More money for flexible investments across the EU

Today, the legislative package on cohesion policy ensuring a total budget of over €325 billion for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Cohesion...