Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Executive can get more from Europe - de Brún

31 March, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Commenting on the Executive’s response to the European Union Task Force report and the meetings of the Executive Ministers delegation with Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Sinn Féin MEP for the Six Counties Bairbre de Brún said:   “There is a clear willingness in Europe to support economic development in the North and indeed right across Ireland and also to support our transition away from conflict.   “The EU Task Force report identified a number of key areas where EU funds and programmes could make a difference. I welcome the Executive’s response and recognition that Europe could play a key role in the expansion our of transport infrastructure through the TENS (Trans European Networks) programme in lifelong learning, in the environment and also in the establishment in the North of a conflict resolution centre.   “The Executive has now presented its Action Plan outlining its priorities for future European policy and funding and I will be working to ensure we can use the resources available from Europe to create and sustain jobs, to protect and promote the environment and advance the all Ireland agenda.   “I will also continue to press the Executive to maximise the potential of the EU response to the economic downturn and its environmental programmes to make a significant contribution to our economy.” ENDS

Connect with Sinn Féin