The meeting of the Directors General of the EU Member States responsible for cohesion policy will be held on 14 February 2018 in Sofia. Representatives of the European Commission, the General Secretariat of the Council, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will also attend the meeting.
The relationship between cohesion policy, economic governance and the European Semester will be the main focus of the discussions. There will also be a debate on how to speed up the implementation of the European structural and investment funds.
The participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas on the preparation of the EU General Affairs Council meeting in its cohesion format, which will be held on 12 April 2018 in Luxembourg.