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Cohesion Policy backs "green economy" for growth and long-term jobs in Europe


Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, announced today that €105 billion will be invested in the "green economy" through the EU Cohesion Policy. The funding, which represents more than 30% of the regional policy budget for 2007-2013, offers a solid platform for job creation and a significant boost for regions and cities in their quest to maintain Europe's global leadership in the field of green technologies.