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Concerns raised over EU funding allocation

10 February, 2004


Speaking in advance of the publication today (Tuesday 10th) by EU Budget Commissioner Ms Michaele Schreyer of the long awaited EU spending plan for 2007 -2013, Sinn Féín Six County EU candidate Bairbre de Brún said:

"It is a matter of deep concern that British Chancellor Gordon Brown has made it clear that Westminster will decide how much of this money will be allocated to England, Scotland, Wales and here.

"This could mean further severe cutbacks in EU funding in the north of Ireland, which is already facing the consequences of the loss of objective 1 status and of enlargement.

"Sinn Féín will campaign to ensure that we retain as much money as is humanly possible here locally." ENDS

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