Cohesion policy

South East Europe: investments in innovation are not enough 

Thursday 14 July 2022 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

Within the EU, the Balkan countries are among those that invest less in research and innovation. European funds make a positive contribution, but the gap with the rest of Europe still tends to widen. The reasons are manifold.


countryside in Hungary

Do EU green investments in Hungary go where they are the most needed? 

Tuesday 14 June 2022 | Laszlo Arato
Kata Moravecz
| EUrologus

Climate change will heavily affect the economy of some Hungarian regions, but they receive a relatively low share of EU funding meant for green projects, sustainability and environmental protection. 


A girl wearing a protective mask with a "no planet B" slogan on it

With loosened cohesion rules, EU money is channelled away from climate action 

Tuesday 16 March 2021 | Louise Rozès Moscovenko
Philipp Grüll
Vlagyiszlav Makszimov
| Euractiv

EU countries have reallocated €3.8 billion of EU structural funds away from climate action to enable a rapid response to the Covid-19 crisis. However, the European Commission hopes that the incoming fresh cash will reverse that trend.


The geography of EU dissatisfaction 

Friday 24 May 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

A research team analyzed with extraordinary thoroughness who voted against deepening integration in the European Union and why. The results of more than 63,000 polling stations were examined by looking at the latest national election results and data.