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Commissioner Vassiliou meets Dr Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee


The meeting allowed a first exchange of views on the European Commission's new Communication on "Developing the European Dimension in Sport", which was adopted by the Commission on 18 January. Dr Rogge and Commissioner Vassiliou agreed to cooperate in a number of areas outlined in the new Communication, notably in promoting the educational and social aspects of sport.

Commissioner backs Premier League's 'Creating Chances' scheme


Commissioner Vassiliou was recently in London to see how funding from the EU and schemes like the Premier League's 'Creating Chances' initiative are helping to tackle anti-social behaviour and encouraging young people to boost their educational qualifications and job prospects. 

Her visit was featured by the BBC's popular Match of the Day football show as part of its 'community feature'


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