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10/11/2010

Investing in Europe’s future. Fifth Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion


Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2010 - ISBN 978-92-79-16978 - doi: 10.2776/19676



The Commission´s 5th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion shows that the EU´s cohesion policy has made a significant contribution to growth and prosperity and promoting balanced development across the Union. Nevertheless, in view of the substantial economic and social developments over recent years, the policy now has to address new challenges. In the wider context of the EU budget review, the report underlines that future cohesion policy investments must be closely aligned to the objectives of Europe 2020. It also proposes introducing much stricter conditions as well as incentives to ensure the effective use of the funds dedicated to cohesion policy and an increased focus on results 

author(s): European Commission
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