Event

Hearing on the acceleration of the implementation of cohesion policy

07.04.2016 - 09:30
- 07.04.2016 - 13:00
Last Updated: 07.04.2016 - 18:00
European Parliament, Room ASP 3E2
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Thursday
09:30
Welcome and introduction
Speakers
Ivana MALETIĆ, Member of the European Parliament
Lambert van NISTELROOIJ, EPP Group Coordinator in the Regional Development Committee of the European Parliament (EP)
09:40
Panel 1: Member State experiences in the 2014-2020 perspective and risks of decommitments
Major obstacles and problems in Member States during implementation which hampered the absorption of the funds with projections of risks of decommitment. Challenges for 2014-2020: How to achieve results and timely implementation, avoid decommitments and solve a backlog in payments. Do we need more flexibility in the Regulation?
Speakers
Ivana MALETIĆ, Opening remarks
Stanislav POLČÁK, Moderator
Katarina IVANKOVIĆ-KNEŽEVIĆ, Speaker, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Labour and Pensions, Republic of Croatia
Monika KIRBIŠ ROJS, Speaker, Head of Department for Economy, Slovenska Bistrica, Republic of Slovenia
Krzysztof KASPRZYK, Speaker, Counsellor, Head of Section, Regional and Cohesion Policy, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU
Normunds POPPENS, Speaker, Deputy Director-General, DG Regional Policy, European Commission
10:50
Question and answer session
11:15
Panel 2: Challenges for the next perspective – the future of cohesion policy
Speakers
Lambert van NISTELROOIJ, EPP Group Coordinator in the Regional Development Committee of the EP, opening remarks
Andrey NOVAKOV, Moderator
Anita KRŪMIŅA, Speaker, Director, Central Finance and Contracting Agency, Republic of Latvia
Raffaele CATTANEO, Speaker, Chairman, Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget, Committee of the Regions
Prof Dr Martijn GROENLEER, Speaker, Professor of Law and Governance, Director, Tilburg Centre for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG), The Netherlands
12:10
Question and answer session
12:40
Conclusions: Acceleration of the implementation of cohesion policy
Speakers
Lambert van NISTELROOIJ, EPP Group Coordinator in the Regional Development Committee of the EP
Jan OLBRYCHT, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group
Ivana MALETIĆ, Member of the European Parliament

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