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Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún welcomes EU cash investment

6 November, 2007

Responding to the news that the North and Border areas will recieve almost £500 million funding over the next six years from the EU Ms de Brún said,

"Today's announcement that the European Commission have agreed to invest £500 million into the six counties is obviously welcome news. We need now to ensure that the funding will make a real difference for all the people in our society .

"This provides the potential for more economic regeneration for cross border communities and must be welcomed.

" All of us in political leadership need to concentrate on consolidating the progress made in recent times.

"As an Irish MEP I welcome this move and shall be chairing a meeting to evaluate the EU Peace Programme and strategies for the future on Tuesday 20 November in Brussells." Críoch

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