EU: Cohesion Funds

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries in the European Union benefit most from European Union cohesion funds.

Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The following table shows the breakdown between member states of the structural funds that they receive in the 2007-13 programmes, both by overall quantum and by allocation per person.

Structural and Cohesion Fund Allocations 2007-13
Current prices ERDF ESF Cohesion Fund Total SCEs Allocations per-head €
€ million € million € million € million
Belgium 1.2 1.1 2.3 221
Czech Republic 14.1 3.8 8.8 26.7 2615
Denmark 0.4 0.3 0.6 114
Germany 17.0 9.4 26.4 320
Estonia 1.9 0.4 1.1 3.4 2521
Greece 12.3 4.5 3.7 20.5 1857
Spain 24.0 4.0 8.0 36.0 853
France 9.0 5.4 14.4 240
Ireland 0.5 0.4 0.9 224
Italy 21.9 6.9 28.8 498
Cyprus 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.6 876
Latvia 2.5 0.6 1.5 4.6 1983
Lithuania 3.5 1.0 2.3 6.8 1973
Luxembourg 0.0 0.0 0.1 144
Hungary 13.1 3.7 8.6 25.4 2511
Malta 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.9 2138
Netherlands 1.1 0.9 1.9 117
Austria 1.0 0.5 1.5 181
Poland 35.0 10.0 22.0 67.0 1754
Portugal 11.9 6.5 3.1 21.5 2053
Slovenia 2.0 0.8 1.4 4.2 2104
Slovakia 6.7 1.0 4.0 11.7 2180
Finland 1.1 0.6 1.7 326
Sweden 1.2 0.7 1.9 212
United Kingdom 6.1 4.5 10.6 178
Bulgaria 3.4 1.2 2.3 6.9 884
Romania 9.5 3.7 6.5 19.7 907
Total EU 27 201.1 72.1 73.8 347.0 714

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