Cohesion Fund

Fonds de cohésion

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Established 7 Feb 1992, within the framework of European Communities (EC) - European Community - and under the terms of the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty) setting up the European Union (EU). Normal operations commenced, 16 May 1994, on adoption by Council of the European Union of the necessary regulation, an interim cohesion instrument having allowed some funding during 1993. Current rules regulated by Regulation (EU) No 1300/2013 of European Parliament (EP) and Council of the European Union.


Serve to provide the poorest Member States with a way of developing their infrastructure and meeting EU environmental legislation; working alongside existing Funds, also help beneficiary member states achieve economic convergence with the other European Union countries by easing the budgetary constraints associated with their efforts to control budget deficits in accordance with criteria for economic and monetary union.

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Financial and/or material support. Activities aimed at Member States whose Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the Community average. Supports projects in 2 domains: trans-European transport network, notably priority projects of European interest; environment, including energy and transport. Projects included: building of key roads and bridges; improvement of rail networks and other public transport modes; expansion of airports; provision of clean drinking water; upgrading treatment of solid waste and waste water.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 15 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Funds
    • Money
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Integration
    • Integration

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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5. Oct 2015
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