Improving the regeneration of brownfield sites

Re-use of these sites supported by public funds

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has called on the Commission to improve the regeneration process of the so-called “brownfield” sites, meaning the former industrial and military areas which are often derelict and contaminated.

As Henri Grethen, the ECA member responsible for the report stated: “The legacy of pollution on brownfield sites in the EU remains a significant challenge. EU co-financed regeneration projects have delivered the transformations they promised, b...

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