EU Political structure between 2007-2013
The European Union political structure and that of cohesion have three main goals:
- Regional competitiveness and occupation
- European territorial cooperation.
The goal of the cohesion policy of the EU is to reestablish the regional unbalances from the Community, contributes to the reduction of the differences between the development levels of various regions and the recovery of the disparity by the less favored regions.
Between 2007 and 2013 there are put at disposal structural funds of 307,6 billion Euros (35,7% of the budget) for the regional development.
83% of this fund is concentrated towards convergence goals and are destined to the poorest regions and state members of the union.
The most important cohesion instruments are:
Separately for agriculture there is a special fund, European Agriculture Fund (FEADR).
General presentation of the EU financing goals and criteria for 2007-2013
|The Regions with a GIP per
inhabitant under 75% from the
UE-25 average. The Regions
with 75%- limit value that goes
over because of the extension
(specific also decreasingly 2013).
(Asore Islands, Madeira, Guadelupa etc.).
State members with a GIP/inhabitant
< 90% from the European average.
and job occupation
|All the regions that are not under
the convergence area. The State
members propose a list of regions.
|FEDR||The border regions and the
trans-national cooperation area
General presentation of the eligible regions for financing from EU 2007-2013
The regions marked in red are eligible for financing during the above-mentioned period.
All the regions from Romania comply with the conditions and are eligible for financing between 2007 and 2013.
Source: European Commission
The available budget for Romania for financing between 2007-2013 (without agriculture)
Cohesion: 6.552 million EUR.
Convergence goal: 12.661 million EUR.
Territorial cooperation: 455 milion EUR.
Total: 19,668 billion EUR (situation and tariff: October 2006).