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.


Car Development
Press Release
24.10.2013 - 14:22

Breakthrough for smart investments

Negotiators agreed last night on a major investment of €325 billion Euros for innovation, investments and combatting unemployment. The agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member...
The bridge
Press Release
10.07.2013 - 12:38

Cohesion Policy reform: less bricks, more jobs

EU funds to support regions will focus more on jobs and innovation in the next 7 years. "No longer will we spend so much money on the construction of buildings and roads. Creating smart and...
Real Estate Market
Press Release
31.05.2013 - 10:00

Regional state aid: large companies must be eligible too

The European Commission should cut red tape and increase efficiency in the field of regional aid. This is the gist of a Report on regional state aid adopted by the Committee on Regional Development...
Press Release
12.04.2013 - 13:15

Relaunching the competitiveness of the EU's economy

EPP Group discusses how to exploit the full potential of the Single Market, the strengthening of Research and Development and supporting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). On the second day...
Windmill Road
Press Release
16.01.2013 - 13:45

Call for greater flexibility in spending on energy projects

For the first time the European Commission has set aside considerable resources for energy under the European Regional Development Fund. Up to 50% of the funds will be used to invest in 'low-...
Windmill Road
Press Release
18.12.2012 - 15:30

Cohesion Funds: 50% to be used in clean energies projects

For the first time, the European Commission has reserved substantial resources for the energy sector under the European Regional Development Fund. A minimum 50% of the funds will be used for...