Meeting with European commissioner constructive - McCann
Sinn Féin Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has described today’s meeting with European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu as constructive.
Ms McCann said,
“It is important we maintain a high level links with the European parliament to access the highest level of funding possible for the North of Ireland.
“Today’s meeting was centred around the work of the Task Force set up in 2007 to ensure the delivery of the EU’s main policy areas and providing access to opportunities for funding to support economic growth.
“I welcome the decision by President Juncker to continue the programme and look forward to inputting our ideas and priorities for the Task Force in the years ahead.
“If we are to grow a competitive economy then the Task Force will be central in supporting the many initiatives with the grant funding required to deliver including the upgrading of the infrastructure in the North.”