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Bairbre de Brún travels to Britain to participate in rural and regional development conference

7 November, 2005

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has today travelled to Newcastle upon Tyne, England as part of the European Parliament Regional Development committee delegation to discuss the EU's Regional and Rural Development programmes for 2007-2013.

The conference has been organised as part of the British EU Presidency.

Speaking today Ms de Brún said:

"The message I am taking to today's conference is the need for a bottom up approach to the design and implementation of the next round of Rural and Regional Development Programmes. We also need a set of properly funded programmes to ensure that areas are not left behind as the economy develops and improves." ENDS

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