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Financial instruments are a resource-efficient way of utilising cohesion policy resources to meet the Europe 2020 Strategy objectives.

Financial instruments provide support for investments by way of loans, guarantees, equity and other mechanisms and can be combined with technical support, interest rate subsidies or guarantee fee subsidies within the same operation.

As well as recycling funds over the long term, financial instruments help to mobilise additional public or private co-investments in order to address market failures in line with Europe 2020 and cohesion policy priorities.