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.
STATEMENT/17/866  07-04-2017 - Statement by First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, and Commissioners Marianne Thyssen, Vĕra Jourová and Corina Creţu, ahead of International Roma day on Saturday 8 April 2017: 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 7 April 2017 "Equal treatment and fundamental rights are the corner stones of the European Union. Roma have faced a long history of social exclusion and prejudice.
IP/17/781  31-03-2017 - New report highlights how EU Cohesion Policy improves the investment environment in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 March 2017 One of the key elements of the Cohesion Policy reform for 2014-20 was the introduction of preconditions for Member States to receive money from the European Structural and Investment Funds.
IP/17/704  24-03-2017 - EU invests in major growth-enabling infrastructure in Greece 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 March 2017 Over €1.3 billion of Cohesion Policy funds will be invested in ten broadband, transport and environmental projects in Greece. This €1.3 billion investment effort will allow major projects that started in the 2007-2013 financial period to be completed in the current...
IP/17/333  27-02-2017 - How competitive is your region? Commission publishes the 2016 Regional Competitiveness Index 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 February 2017 Today the Commission has published the third edition of the Regional Competitiveness Index for 263 EU regions, a study that provides useful insights for regions to boost their economic performance.
AC/17/268  13-02-2017 - Italy is not left alone after the earthquakes 
European Commission - European Commission - Announcement Brussels, 9 February 2017 Commissioner Crețu visits Italy as President Juncker reiterates the EU's readiness to support the reconstruction process after the earthquakes © European Union 2017 Marco Zeppetella Since Thursday 9 February, Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu is in Italy to express the EU's...
STATEMENT/17/211  07-02-2017 - Statement by Commissioner Creţu following the roundtable on how to strengthen the integration of migrants with mayors of European cities 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 7 February 2017 Today, together with mayors of major European cities, we are having our second meeting to discuss efficient ways to strengthen the integration of migrants in cities across the EU, especially with Cohesion Policy investments in innovative urban projects.
IP/17/112  24-01-2017 - Commission proposes EU Solidarity Fund assistance for Cyprus and Portugal 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 24 January 2017 Today the Commission has proposed aid worth over €11 million from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for the two countries. In 2016 Cyprus has been subject to severe drought which caused forest fires and scarcity of water for the population.
IP/17/13  13-01-2017 - Commission proposes EU Solidarity Fund assistance following the floods in the United Kingdom 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 13 January 2017 Today the Commission has proposed aid to the United Kingdom worth €60 million from the EU Solidarity Fund following the floods in 2015. In December 2015 and January 2016 heavy rainfall and strong winds led to flooding in parts of the...