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"Regional Cooperation is essential for Outermost regions"

(18 October 2013)

Commissioner Hahn who is on a 4 day visit to Reunion and Mayotte was speaking yesterday at the Conference for Regional Co-operation in the Indian Ocean area. He stressed the importance of region co-operation for the Outermost Regions: "RegionalCo-operation is essential for Outermost regions to  find their place in their neighbourhoods as well as continental Europe" . He added "For regions like Reunion and Mayotte, regional integration is essential. This requires not only  co-financed projects, but also identifying obstacles where they exist and seeking solutions through regional neighborhood plans." Commissioner Hahn also visited EU funded projects.