Can EU's cohesion policy achieve convergence?
EI Working Papers / Europainstitut, 9.
Forschungsinstitut für Europafragen, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.
In this paper I would like to raise the question at which extent the Union's cohesion policy can promote convergence within the Union. I will discuss major aspects of an analysis on the justification and of the design of the Union's cohesion policy. For this purpose recent empirical data and policies will be investigated. The paper will focus on the weaker Member States of the European Union. (author's abstract)