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Anderson meets European Commissioner to discuss EU funding

24 January, 2017 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has met key EU officials today to discuss the impact of Brexit on the North in terms of European funding. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"I met today with the European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu on the impact Brexit would have in terms of European funding for the north. 

"At present, ten per cent of the GDP of the North comes from EU funding. 

"As a result of the British government's reckless Brexit agenda, the North stands to lose at least £3.5 billion in funding.

"This funding has made a huge impact across communities in the north and its loss would be disastrous. 

"The people of the North voted to remain in the EU. In doing so they wanted to retain EU funding, to reject any strengthening of the border, and crucially, to continue to access EU funding. 

"Sinn Féin wants to ensure designated special status for the north within the EU. 

"The Irish government needs to act in the best interests of all Irish citizens and work to achieve that."

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