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European Week of Regions and Cities

11 October, 2005

On Thursday 13th October, Bairbre de Brún MEP will deliver a speech at the closing session of the Open Days on Regional Development in the EU.

During this European Week of Regions and Cities, 110 regional offices from throughout the EU will organise about 60 workshops to introduce their various regions. They will host networking sessions and exhibitions that showcase successful projects and cross-border and interregional co-operation.

Ms. de Brún will be speaking on behalf of the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament on the issue of "Regional and Cohesion Policy, an Effective Tool for Delivering the Revised Lisbon Agenda Goals".

Commissioner for Regional Development Danüta Hubner will give the opening address to the meeting which involves MEPs from across the political spectrum and from throughout Europe.

The event will take place in the Hemicycle (PHS) in the European Parliament in Brussels from 15.00 to 17.30 on Thursday 13 October. ENDS

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