From building blocks to negotiating boxes : the reform of EU cohesion policy

Bachtler, John and Wishlade, Fiona (2005) From building blocks to negotiating boxes : the reform of EU cohesion policy. [Report]

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Abstract

This paper on the reform of EU Cohesion policy provides a review and assessment of the debate over the past year on the proposals put forward by the European Commission for Structural and Cohesion Funds policy after 2006. The paper has been prepared by the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC) under the aegis of EoRPA (European Regional Policy Research Consortium), which is a grouping of national government authorities from countries across Europe. The Consortium provides sponsorship for the EPRC to undertake regular monitoring and comparative analysis of the regional policies of European countries and the inter-relationships with EU Cohesion and Competition policies.