The Relations of Competitiveness and Cohesion in the Context of Europe Union Policy
Keywords:competition, competitiveness, industrial competitiveness policy, cohesion.
The main purpose of this article is to examine the effects on cohesion of European Union competition and
competitiveness. More specifically attention will be paid to three sets of measures: the rules of competition
policy, industrial competitiveness policies and enterprise policies. What these measures share is a concern to
create a competitive environment and increase the competitiveness and explore its relation to cohesion. It is
stressed that the main impact to cohesion is made by the changes of competitiveness environment during the
implementation of EU structural funds policy.