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Portugal submits its official Partnership Agreement for 2014-2020

(03 February 2014)

Portugal submits its official Partnership Agreement for 2014-2020

On 31 January Commissioner Hahn met Miguel Poiares Maduro, Portuguese Minister for Regional Development in Brussels. Mr Maduro submitted the official draft of Portugal’s Partnership Agreement for EU Funds 2014-2020. Speaking after the meeting, Commissioner Hahn said, “This document is the outcome of negotiations and exchanges of views that have taken place since more than one year.

Structural Funds will be the key source of public investment in Portugal for the next 10 years. It is important to see how they can best be used to support Portugal’s economy and find ways to help in particular SMEs”.

About the next steps, Commissioner Hahn added, “The Commission will examine the Partnership Agreement thoroughly. I am confident that we will find an agreement as soon as possible”.

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