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EU Cohesion Policy in non-urban areas

20-10-2020 - 15:36 REGI
© European Union (2020) - European Parliament

Rural areas face social, structural and geographical challenges, but possess valuable inherent environmental, cultural and social assets. Non-urban areas cover more than 90% of the EU territory and are home to nearly 30% of the EU population. Cohesion Policy provides a long-term and dependable financial framework for rural areas, while allowing flexibility for Member States and regions to tailor their spending in accordance with their specific characteristics