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"EU Regional Policy can help Iceland to create growth and jobs in the future" -UPDATE-

01/10/2012

Last week Commissioner Johannes Hahn was in Iceland – a candidate for EU membership - meeting ministers and the country's chief negotiator in Reykjavik and visiting the regions of Egilsstadir and Husavik.

Commissioner Hahn was there to explain how EU Regional Policy could help Iceland in the future. " Iceland can look to many regions around Europe from Finland to Sweden, Scotland and Denmark – using EU structural funds to build on their strengths. EU regional policy is helping these largely rural and often remote communities to tackle their particular challenges. Projects promoting agritourism, the digital economy, training and education for young people and renewable energy these are all ways EU money is being used to promote growth and jobs. "

Commissioner Hahn in Austurbru and at Mytvatn Lake

Commissioner Hahn in Husavik and North East of Iceland