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Who decides what activities receive E.U. Structural Funds?
To draw down E.U. Structural Funds each Member State must draw up and submit to the European Commission a plan setting out its investment priorities for E.U. Structural Funds. This plan, in Ireland's case the National Development Plan 200-2006, forms the basis of negotiations between the Member State Government and the European Commission on the allocations of E.U. funding, and the subsequent negotiation process results in the agreement of a Community Support Framework (C.S.F.). The C.S.F. document includes an outline of priorities for action, objectives and targets, anticipates financial resources, and monitoring, evaluation and control systems.

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