Structural reforms in the member states: Presidency and EP agree on support programme

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Structural reforms in the member states: Presidency and EP agree on support programme


Author: European Council.


The following press release was issued by the European Council on .

On 8 February 2017, the presidency reached provisional agreement with representatives of the European Parliament on a programme to help member states implement structural reforms.

The programme will be established for the period running from its entry into force until 31 December 2020 with a financial envelope of €142.8 million.

“This is a programme that will support governments in improving their economic and governance structures. It is another step forward to better equip member states in implementing important reforms which ultimately will be beneficial to European citizens.”

Ian Borg, Maltese parliamentary secretary for the EU presidency 2017 and EU funds

The agreement will be submitted to the Permanent Representatives Committee in the coming days for approval. The Parliament and the Council will then be called on to adopt the proposed regulation at first reading.

The following press release was issued by the European Council on .


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