How can member states in Central and Eastern Europe uptake and implement available EU funds more efficiently in the future? KPMG’s latest publication, EU Funds in Central and Eastern Europe, Progress Report 2007-2014, compiles data from countries in the region to provide a benchmark of their achievement regarding EU funds in the 2007-2013 programming period and to offer insights into fund implementation in the 2014-2020 programming period.
The contribution of EU funding to the economies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries cannot be overstated, but how can the process be enhanced? KPMG’s survey shows the history of how such funds have been utilised over the last programming period 2007-2013, analysing the results which can be used to formulate appropriate policy measures.
During the last programming period, 11 countries from the region were able to access nearly EUR 176 billion, which translates to as much as 15.5% of average regional GDP for CEE.
Countries covered in the report: