11 Jan

Welsh EU membership – benefits & looming challenges

Egino research shows that Wales is a winner from EU membership.

The experience has not been without its challenges, but these have been far outweighed by the benefits.

The big numbers are impressive: £9 billion from EU Structural Funds and the Common Agricultural Policy between 2000 and 2013 alone – and even more from funds supporting learning, technology, cross-territorial cooperation, infrastructural upgrades and more.
In cash terms every woman, man and child has gained more than s/he has contributed, as shown by Egino research for Jill Evans MEP – a net gain of €1,768 each over the period we examined.

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