The Directorate General for Regional Policy sponsors a seminar in Kiev to promote regional policy dialogue
Director Ronnie Hall, who is responsible for Information, Communication, Relations with non-EU countries, the Coordination of the Outermost Regions and legal questions, was in Kiev on Monday 10 September, as part of the on-going dialogue on regional policy. This dialogue was set up under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2009. After meeting the Minister for Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy Anatoliy Blyznyuk, he spoke at a seminar jointly organised by the Commission and the Ministry. He described the Commission's current regional policy objectives and its plans for the future while the Ministry outlined local government reforms and the introduction of a state regional development fund. In addition the 50 participants heard about the drafting of the OECD Territorial Review, to be published early next year, and the reality of multi-level governance in the Polish voivodship of Swietokrzyskie.