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Cohesion Policy: key outcomes of EU investments in 2007-2013

Oct 7, 2016 | News

(07 October 2016) – The European Commission has released the findings of an independent evaluation of EU investments done in the 2007-2013 period, with specific reports for each Member State.

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One million jobs created, corresponding to one-third of overall net job creation across the EU during this period and €2.74 of additional GDP for every euro of Cohesion Policy money invested, meaning an estimated return of €1 trillion of additional GDP by 2023 – these are the key results of the evaluation of the 2007-2013 period.

The policy has benefitted the economies of all EU Member States and supported them during difficult economic times.

It has invested in nearly 400,000 SMEs and start-ups and has been a pillar of the EU’s growth and jobs agenda.

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