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Brief comments on the recovery of unused EU structural funds


  • Vlad Mihai Dorel

    () ("Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University)


Protection of EU financial interests is an important element of the Commission's political agenda in order to strengthen and enhance public confidence and to ensure proper use of taxpayers' money. The Lisbon Treaty has significantly strengthened the tools available that allow action to be taken in this regard (Articles 85, 86 and 325 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - TFEU). Articles 310 (6) and 325 TFEU oblige both the EU and its Member States to combat all forms of illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the EU. It features a comprehensive set of tools to prevent and detect misuse of the EU budget.

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  • Vlad Mihai Dorel, 2016. "Brief comments on the recovery of unused EU structural funds," Social-Economic Debates, Association for Entreprenorial Spirit Promotion, vol. 5(1), pages 47-51, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sdb:social:v:5:y:2016:i:1:p:47-51

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    Structural funds; fraud; EU; cohesion policy; Europe 2020;

    JEL classification:

    • K12 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Contract Law
    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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