Structural reforms in the member states: Presidency and EP agree on support programme
On 8 February 2017, the presidency reached provisional agreement with representatives of the European Parliament on a programme to help member states implement structural reforms.
The programme will be established for the period running from its entry into force until 31 December 2020 with a financial envelope of €142.8 million.
“This is a programme that will support governments in improving their economic and governance structures", said Ian Borg, Maltese parliamentary secretary for the EU presidency 2017 and EU funds. "It is another step forward to better equip member states in implementing important reforms which ultimately will be beneficial to European citizens.”
The agreement will be submitted to the Permanent Representatives Committee in the coming days for approval. The Parliament and the Council will then be called on to adopt the proposed regulation at first reading.