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EU Cohesion policy: acceleration of investment spending in projects

Mar 1, 2021 | News

(01 March 2021) – Member States have accelerated their Cohesion policy investments in 2020 by €70 billion, increasing their total cohesion expenditure to €251 billion.

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This corresponds to 52% of the planned €482 billion in the 2014-2020 programming period. At the same time, the financial allocation to projects reached the maximum of available funding.

These data are shown on the updated ESIF Open Data Platform where key indicators on the implementation of Cohesion policy by theme, country and fund are easily accessible via an interactive tool.

Sweden, Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Portugal and the Netherlands are the best performers in terms of spending, while Hungary, Czechia, Malta, Latvia and Estonia have the highest rates of Cohesion policy investments allocated to projects.

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