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the 5th Cohesion Report

Johannes Hahn - EU Commissioner for Regional Policy
Background and prospects…
Regional Policy is a collection of thousands of project co-financed by European Union. Together, they promote economic prosperity and social cohesion throughout Europe's 271 regions. Regional Policy has boosted the economy of poor regions by 10 % and created 1.4 million jobs across the EU Member States. According to the Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, the programmes and projects implemented in the financial period 2007-2013 contribute to reducing the number of poorer regions from 84 to 68, which means better income and economic prosperity for upto 35 million people.

Making a positive impact…

In the latest Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion (published in November 2010) the EU Commission stresses the positive impact of Regional Policy in reducing regional disparities and boosting competitiveness. It also presents some ideas for future reforms post-2013: in the next budgetary period (2014-2020), Regional Policy investments must be closely aligned to the objectives of Europe 2020 to support economic growth, job creation, poverty reduction, access to education, energy efficiency and clean technologies. To maximise the impact, future Regional Policy should be more efficient and results oriented.

Multimedia help and support…
This website offers you a multimedia package to help you produce your own TV, Radio or Online reports on the future of the EU’s Regional Policy. You do not need to register to see the content. TV and Radio journalists can additionally download audiovisual material and information on the performance of EU Member States since 2007 (registration required).

Journalists are also encouraged to contact our Media Relations Helpdesk with any enquiries, or to request assistance.

Tel.: + 32 (0) 2 537 44 00

Here you can watch and download a short film with real life stories and interviews with EU Cohesion Policy beneficiaries in different European regions. Around 10 minutes of non-edited rushes for TV and online journalists for their own reporting needs. The B-Roll is available in 16:9 format. TV journalists can download interviews with a variety of officials, academics and the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn.
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Radio journalists can download interviews with a variety of officials, academics and the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn. A compilation of Country Sheets on how Cohesion Policy performs in the 27 EU Member States. We are happy to reply to your enquiries. Do let us know if you have any specific requests for more information on EU Cohesion Policy.
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