Amending Regulation for Structural Funds - specific measures for Greece

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Key points:

 

The EESC:

  • agrees with and supports the Commission's proposal, although it thinks it insufficient;
  • believes that the European institutions and Member States should establish an aid programme for euro area countries in difficulty – beginning with Greece – that is more substantial and that has more credibility than what has been proposed up to now;
  • calls for greater flexibility in the application of the new European governance of tax and budgetary policy.

The EESC also considers that it is necessary:

  • to extend the proposal (the removal of co-financing for Greece) to the whole 2014-2020 period;
  • to speed up and bring forward support from the Juncker plan to Greece in order to promote economic recovery, development and employment;
  • to simplify administrative procedures; 
  • to evaluate the possibility of extending these arrangements or similar measures (accompanied by appropriate checks) to other countries that have been worst affected by the crisis and that have a higher rate of unemployment than the European average.

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Declaration Fonds Structurels