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Cohesion policy in support of island regions

(24-04-2013)

Cohesion policy in support of island regions

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn met the President of the Balearic Islands José Ramón Bauzá Díaz and the Member of the European Parliament Rosa Estaras Ferragut to discuss the future cohesion policy for the region under the particular aspect of its insularity.

The Commissioner stated that regional policy offers many possibilities for supporting and strengthening the development of islands and will carry on doing in the future, for example with the possibility for the region to include a wider thematic menu like support to SMEs, Research & Innovation, shift to a low-carbon economy or with specific provisions in the Regional Operational Programmes.