31 Mar 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 31 MARCHBrussels Daily
New report highlights how EU Cohesion Policy improves the investment environment in Europe
One of the key elements of the Cohesion Policy reform for 2014-20 was the introduction of preconditions for Member States to receive money from the European Structural and Investment Funds.
A first assessment published today shows that this additional step has a high value, and that the preconditions proved to be a powerful incentive for Member States and regions to carry out reforms which would have otherwise been delayed or not necessarily implemented. More information here
Eurostat: Flash estimate – March 2017 – Euro area annual inflation down to 1.5%
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.5% in March 2017, down from 2.0% in February 2017, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Full text available here