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de Brún asks EU Commissioner for cross-border support

27 June, 2011 - by Martina Anderson MEP


Bairbre de Brun attended a meeting with EU Regional Development Commissioner Johannes Hahn, and representatives of the five Cross Border Groups.

Speaking after the meeting, de Brun said:

" At a meeting with a meeting with EU Regional Development Commissioner Johannes Hahn, and representatives of the five Cross Border Groups today, we stressed the importance of continued investment in cross-border work

"The Cross Border corridor groups outlined the success that cross- border work in Ireland has brought and the changes it has helped bring about since the first cross border group was established in the 1970s.

"The Cross- border groups thanked Commissioner Hahn for the considerable added value that the Interreg programmes have brought to both economic development and to peace and reconciliation.

"The groups stressed the need for a mix of strategic and local approaches. They also pledged their commitment to giving something back to Europe by way of our conflict resolution and cross border economic development expertise."

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