Reform of EU Structural Policy
Keywords:structural policy, regional policy, cohesion policy, cohesion fund.
The article analyses changes of EU structural policy in the new programming period of 2007 – 2013. In the
beginning of the article the evaluation of EU structural policy is made, which allows to formulate the main principles
of structural policy. Subsequent reconstruction of financial instruments of structural policy is analysed, and attention
is paid to the fact that from 2007 only two structural funds formally remain. Combined with financial instruments for
structural policy there are three funds in total. Also in the article an analysis of new objectives of structural policy
is made. Legal bases for European territorialcooperation
grouping is also analyzed. Finally, the article affirms that
structural policy develops to cohesion policy.