Adoption of Greece's Rural Development Programme (RDP) marks the end of the adoption process for all 118 programmes for the 2014-2020 period.
With €99.6 billion from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and with another €60.6 billion of co-funding from national and regional public funds or private investment, the RDPs will help European rural areas and communities face the current economic, environmental and social challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities ahead of them.
Marking this milestone, Commissioner Phil Hogan said: "The Rural Development Programme is about jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness in rural Europe. With smart and strategic investment, the RDPs will drive generational renewal and create the conditions for a vibrant rural economy, society and environment. With COP21 ongoing in Paris, there is an inevitable focus in addressing the considerable climate challenge and the Rural Development Programme has a significant role to play in contributing to meeting this challenge."
Friday December 11, 2015/ EC/ European Union.