The Relations of Competitiveness and Cohesion in the Context of Europe Union Policy

Daiva Dumčiuvienė, Evelina Meilienė, Vytautas Snieška


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.


competition; competitiveness; industrial competitiveness policy; cohesion

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603