Trains, planes and citizens’ mobility – Axeing of Polish airport plan brings calls for improved train connections via EU funds
January 22, 2014
As countries around Europe strive in the first weeks of the year to conclude spending plans that will guide how they deploy billions of EU funds for the 2014-2020 budgetary period, last week saw a welcome move in Poland with the shelving of a controversial airport proposal that had been in line for EU support.
Charts: Financial allocations for Cohesion Policy
August 29, 2013
Cohesion Policy decisions are heating up at national level while financial allocations for the period 2014-2020 have been published this week.
Video: Notes for a better Europe
October 17, 2012
European spending is often considered unnecessary, beaurocratic, and even damaging. We’re the last ones to deny that in Bankwatch. Yet, we are convinced that EU spending – if it is done right – can truly serve the public interest by creating jobs, reducing energy bills, minimizing air pollution, etc. Our new video highlights how some European projects are showing the way to a greener Europe and a better world.
Continued EU budget battle could sacrifice clean energy investments and clog economic recovery
September 25, 2012
Continued debates about a reduction of the future EU budget jeopardise the potential of using EU funds for energy efficiency and renewables investments to provide necessary economic stimulus and climate mitigation.
Cohesion Policy reform: Supporting and improving thematic concentration
May 16, 2012
The Coalition for Sustainable EU Funds supports the principle of thematic concentration in the European Commission’s Cohesion Policy legislative package from October 2011. However, changes brought forward by some Member States risk hampering a critical mass of investments in areas that help deliver on EU agreed targets by 2020, especially the Europe 2020 Strategy targets.
The struggle for a green Cohesion Policy has only just begun
December 1, 2011
While the potential of green investments is undeniable, statements from EU decision makers don’t paint the rosiest picture for a climate friendly Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.