Future of Cohesion Policy
Commissioner Katainen: “The future of cohesion policy is in your hands”
“We, local and regional governments, call for an ambitious cohesion policy supported by adequate financial means to address the territorial challenges of the future.” This is the message CEMR Vice-President, Petr Kulhánek, mayor of Karlovy Vary (CZ), addressed to European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, during our debate on the future of cohesion policy on 28 March.
The debate, “Paving the way for a more territorial cohesion policy after 2020”, took place in Brussels, at the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) on 28 March 2017.
This debate, reflecting on the future of cohesion policy, comes at a key point in time, as the EU has just celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, and its achievements in the last 60 years. It is also the right moment to reflect upon the future of the EU and of cohesion policy after 2020.
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