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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.