EU structural funds are one of the most important benefits that we, countries from CEE, enjoy after joining the European Union. Those are the funds that really help our countries catch up, give money which we see every day while driving on new roads, travelling by new trains.

The Irish are preparing their agenda, will we pay? Spanish retirees invested everything in bonds, not even knowing how. Congratulations to Ben. Not that the function of the Presidency had any other meaning besides the generous earnings for catering companies that will take care of the traveling Brussels circus. But when the Irish took the scepter, we start with them. This peaceful island country has been a decent child in the background for most of…

The effectiveness of European structural and cohesion funds (SCF) has long been a contradictory topic, both for European institutions and researchers. This matter is particularly interesting for in-depth exploration, because of the lack of unambiguous evidence regarding the effect of these funds on beneficiary regions and countries. Four countries (Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece) have remained the main beneficiaries of SCF since 1989[1]; however, data on GDP growth and labour markets in these countries is…