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Procedure : 2008/0035(COD)
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PV 23/03/2009 - 15
CRE 23/03/2009 - 15

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PV 24/03/2009 - 4.13
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Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

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- Report: Constanze Angela Krehl (A6-0095/2009 )

  John Attard-Montalto (PSE ), in writing . − Among the most important tools of the European Union are the structural funds. One of the most difficult areas to understand is how to access these funds in the fields of regional policy. Indeed, the title includes the word ‘obstacles’ which can be condensed into seven items: - excessive bureaucracy;

- too many complex regulations;

- frequent modification, by certain Member States, of eligibility criteria and requisite documentation;

- lack of transparency in decision-making processes and co-financing schemes;

- delays in payments, cumbersome centrally managed administration in Member States;

- inadequate decentralised administrative capacity;

- different models of regional administration in Member States which prevent the existence of comparative data and the exchange of best practices.

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