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This quantity assesses the implementation of the EU's harmony coverage and the position that the coverage has in stimulating ten new member states from japanese and southern eu international locations to affix the european in 2004 and one other 3 to 4 international locations that would take part the close to future.

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In addition, some member states (Belgium, Italy, France, and Spain) had set out to create sub-national institutions to which responsibility for the implementation of development policies had been allocated. Thus, by the mid-1980s national governments were no longer the exclusive arbiters of regional development policies within their borders. This fact might suggest that it was easier than expected to share the responsibility for cohesion policies with the Commission because in a number of pivotal countries the national government had already lost control of this policy area in relation to the regions.

C. figures in PPS for 1994–1996. 4 figures 28 Cohesion and Regional Policies in the European Union 29 27 members the total number of regions qualifying for Objective 1 status would increase only slightly to sixty-eight while only eighteen would come from the present fifteen member states. Under the EU25 scenario, Italy would lose two more Objective 1 regions – Sardinia and Basilicata – but would maintain Campania, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily. Portugal would lose two regions – Madeira and the Algarve – and keep Norte, Centro, Alentejo, and the Azores.

Since the second planning period, there has been a growing emphasis in the CSFs on the mobilization of socio-economic forces at the national, sub-national and local levels in both decision-making and implementation. Development is no longer perceived as the exclusive responsibility of the public sector. Now, the private sector is being mobilized to participate in the formulation of the development priorities and implementations of the programmes. Cohesion and Regional Policies in the European Union 25 Thus, the Community acquis with regard to cohesion policy is not based on a policy system that requires the existence of directly elected regional governments.

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