The EU's budget for 2014-2020 recently received the backing from the European Parliament after MEPs had worked hard to ensure every euro will be spent wisely. Check out our interactive infographic for examples of how investments by the EU benefit people and businesses alike.

The infographic shows how EU investments in infrastructure result in better transport links and how funding for top-level research not only creates jobs, but also ensures that technological progress gives a boost to the economy. In addition rural areas are being preserved thanks to support by the EU.