MEMO/17/2661  18-08-2017 - EU: a world leader in helping those affected by crises 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 August 2017 When countries face natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes or are in need of emergency assistance due to other crises, the EU has a range of funding and emergency response tools to help.
IP/17/1995  18-07-2017 - Commission acts to help regions build resilient economies in the era of globalisation 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 18 July 2017 Commission acts to help regions build resilient economies in the era of globalisation has brought enormous benefits to the less-developed economies of the world and many opportunities for Europeans; but while the benefits are widely spread, the costs are often...
MEMO/17/1994  18-07-2017 - Challenges ahead: boosting innovation-led growth in EU regions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 July 2017 Smart specialisation has made a real difference in the way European regions are designing their innovation strategies, creating or reinforcing cooperation at all levels, especially with local business spheres.
IP/17/1921  11-07-2017 - The future of EU finances: High Level Group presents proposals to simplify access to EU funds 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 July 2017 Today the group of independent Cohesion Policy experts presented its final report for a simplified EU funds framework after 2020. Although the achievements of the EU Cohesion Policy are undeniably positive, the current volume of rules does not always make life...
IP/17/1795  28-06-2017 - An EU budget fit for tomorrow: Commission opens debate on future of EU finances 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 June 2017 Europeans expect their Union to do more. At a time when the EU is doing more than ever before to protect, empower and defend its citizens, resources continue to be stretched at the seams.
IP/17/1665  21-06-2017 - Solidarity with Italy: €1.2 billion of EU funds to support reconstruction works after the earthquakes 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 June 2017 The Commission proposes to mobilise €1.2 billion under the EU Solidarity Fund, the highest sum ever mobilised in a single instalment, following the earthquakes of 2016 and 2017 in the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria.
IP/17/1519  07-06-2017 - Commission approves EU financing of the Pelješac bridge in Croatia 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 7 June 2017 Today the Commission is allocating €357 million of Cohesion Policy funds to build a bridge that will connect the southernmost part of the country and Dubrovnik to the rest of mainland Croatia.
IP/17/1459  31-05-2017 - Poland: a Commission initiative helps low-income regions catch up 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 May 2017 As part of the Commission's tailored assistance to low-growth and low-income EU regions with the help of Cohesion Policy funds, a one-year pilot initiative shows promising results in Poland.
STATEMENT/17/1446  24-05-2017 - Statement by Commissioner Crețu on the Commission proposal to fully fund reconstruction operations following natural disasters 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 May 2017 Today the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on our proposal to fully fund reconstruction operations after natural disasters with the European Regional Development Fund. This compromise foresees an exceptional co-financing rate of 95%.
IP/17/921  12-04-2017 - Pompeii: EU funds to highlight jewel of European heritage 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 April 2017 Today, the Commission is allocating almost €50 million from the European Regional Development Fund to the continuation of the renovation and preservation works on the iconic Italian archaeological site.