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"Regional Policy shouldn't be for the poorest -it's a European policy for all regions", says Commissioner Hahn at the Opening session of the OPEN DAYS 2013

(07 October 2013)

Today Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn addressed the participants of the OPEN DAYS 2013 at the opening session of the 11th Week for European Regions and Cities. On regional policy, he said "Regional Policy shouldn't be for the poorest -it's a European policy for all regions". Speaking of the legislative package on the future new cohesion policy for the programming period 2014-2020, he added,

"We are working hard with the European Parliament and the Council to get agreement on EU cohesion policy 2014-2020. I am hoping for a deal still this week."

Committee of the Regions President Ramon Luis Valcarcel and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso were also present. According to President Barroso, "Every euro spent from the EU funds must contribute to bring real, measurable results, which are being felt on the ground."

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President Barroso's speech