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May 17, 2018

Hungarian Interests in the Debate on the Future of the Cohesion Policy

Analysis by Sándor Gyula Nagy and Gábor Ferenc Kiss


Our analysis aims to highlight the main points of the European Commission’s proposal “The Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021–2027” focusing especially on the cohesion policy and including the national interest of Hungary in the coming debate about the proposal. The paper starts with a short summary of the economic and social effects of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Hungary. Then we point out the novelties and changes for the cohesion policy proposed by the Commission’s recent communication. Finally, we draw conclusions and formulate recommendations for policy makers for the coming EU-level debate.

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