The reform of the EU budget and policy priorities in the post-2020 MFF comes at a difficult time for the EU with major internal and external challenges. The challenges for economic, social and territorial cohesion remain profound. However, there are also competing pressures on the EU budget. Once again, Cohesion Policy is under pressure to justify its value in relation to EU political objectives.
A new report to the European Parliament’s REGI Committee by John Bachtler and Laura Polverari, with contributions by Irene McMaster and Timothée Lehuraux, discusses the main themes relating to post-2020 Cohesion Policy, examining the rationale and overall framework of the policy, current and future challenges, and the post-2020 delivery system.
The report ‘Building Blocks for a Future Cohesion Policy – First Reflections’ is available here.