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Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General is responsible for European actions with regard to economic and social development of the least developed regions of the EU. The DG supports such regions with policies and structural programmes aimed at enhancing competitiveness economic growth of those regions.

The DG is responsible for three large funds:

In addition the DG is responsible for the Solidarity fund of the EU, an instrument that provides aid to regions that suffer environmental disaster.



Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 449 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
23.03.2017  Ex-post verification of additionality 2007-2013.
Communication com(2017)138
20.12.2016  European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 2016 Summary Report of the programme annual implementation reports covering implementation in 2014-2015.
Report com(2016)812
16.12.2016  Implementation of EU macro-regional strategies.
Report com(2016)805
16.12.2016  Accompanying the document: implementation of EU macro-regional strategies.
30.11.2016  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards specific measures to provide additional assistance to Member States affected by natural disasters.
Regulation com(2016)778


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 34 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
27.06.2016  Amending the regulation on financial management for certain Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability.
Regulation com(2016)418
17.07.2015  Amendment of the regulation on strucutral funds as regards specific measures for Greece with regard to co- and prefinancing .
Regulation com(2015)365
29.05.2015  Amendment of Decision 2009/790/EC in order to authorise Poland to extend the application of a special measure derogating from Article 287 of the VAT Directive.
Decision com(2015)231
25.07.2013  Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 establishing the EU Solidarity Fund.
Regulation com(2013)522
25.07.2013  Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 as regards the financial allocation for certain Member States from the European Social Fund.
Regulation com(2013)560


Legislation in force

There are at least 28 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
18.10.2010  Commission opinion pursuant to Article 355(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU on the initiative of the French Government to amend the status of ...
Communication com(2010)559
15.09.2008  Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund, in ...
Regulation com(2008)558
12.09.1983  .
Decision com(1983)530
23.03.1983  .
Regulation com(1983)163
03.11.1982  .
Regulation com(1982)728