The implementation timetable for cohesion policy is defined largely by its legislative framework, which explicitly provides for Europea n Parliament involvement in a number of cases. In order to be able to plan parliamentary work and exercise systematic scrutiny of policy implementation and of the Commission’s work, it is essential to have an overview of the expected timing of different st
eps in policy implementation in the coming years. The briefing was first published in 2014, and has been updated since then.
The briefing includes a detailed (but non-exhaustive) timetable of policy actions connected with the implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds in the second half of 2017, together with an overview of major actions for the remainder of the programming period, from 2019