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From Subsidy to Strategic Investment: what can the EU's new, reformed regional policy do for growth

European Institute ‘Perspectives on Europe’ lecture series

With reforms now in place, EU regional policy focuses more than ever on investment that will improve the quality of life of EU citizens. € 350 billion - the EU's second biggest spending priority - will above all support small and medium-sized enterprises, research and innovation, renewable energies and energy efficiency, education, and fight against unemployment and poverty.

How can we ensure it is well spent? We will be asking to what extent the reforms challenge the traditional convergence role of the policy with its focus on the poorer regions. The discussion will also assess how profound the reforms are and, at a time when the UK is reconsidering its position in the EU, we will reflect on whether regional policy is better carried out at national level.

Johannes Hahn will be in conversation with Professor Iain Begg.

Johannes Hahn (@JHahnEU|) is European commissioner for regional and urban policy.

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Date and Time:

28 May 2014 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



New Theatre
East Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.

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