de Brún asks EU Commissioner for cross-border support
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."