Italy risks losing EU funds, unless there is adequate funding for its ‘poorer south’ – EU Official

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The European Commission has sent Italy a letter saying that Rome risks a cut in EU structural funds unless it maintains “an adequate level” of funding for its poorer south, the Mezzogiorno, the director general for regional policy, Marc Lemaitre, said on Monday.

ANSA adds that the letter indicates “the more than concerning figures for investments in the south, which are down and do not respect the levels envisaged so as not to violate the EU rule on additionality,” he said.

The rules are enshrined in EU norms on cohesion.


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