INVITATION - PRESS BRIEFING Are EU Cohesion Policy funds well spent on roads?
Court of Auditors - ECA/13/20 08/07/2013
Luxembourg, 8 July 2013
The EU’s auditors assessed whether the EU Cohesion Policy funds’ road infrastructure projects have achieved their objectives at a reasonable cost? The audit involved co-financed road projects in Germany (DE), Greece (EL), Poland (PL) and Spain (ES). These four Member States have the highest allocations of Cohesion Policy funding for roads in the period 2000 – 2013, representing approximately 62 % of all EU road co-financing. The audit covered motorways (10 projects), express roads (10 projects) and ordinary two-lane trunk roads (4 projects).
The main conclusions and recommendations of the report will be presented to the press by Mr Harald Wögerbauer (AT), Member of the Court.
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A PRESS KIT, consisting of the Special Report and a press release, will be made available for the press briefing. The Special Report will be published on the Court's website, www.eca.europa.eu, in 22 official languages.
INTERPRETATION will be available in German and English.