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EU Institutions Presidents kick off Open Days 2012 at the European Parliament

(08/10/2012)

EU Institutions Presidents kick off Open Days 2012 at the European Parliament

Four days of debate and discussion on the future shape of EU Regional Policy and how it will remain the investment arm of the EU budget, will be officially opened by Herman Van Rompuy European Council President, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz at the European Parliament on October 8 at 16:00. The even can be followed LIVE. EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, is co-hosting the event with President of the Committee of the Regions, Ramon Luis Valcarel. They will debate the added value of Regional Policy in spurring Europe's economic recovery and how it is actively encouraging ownership of the Europe 2020 Strategy, along with MEP Danuta Huebner, Chair of the Regional Development Committee and Minister of Interior, Representative of the Cyprus Presidency, Eleni Mavrou.

For further information, see the Open Days website.

Speeches:
President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz - DE -
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso - FR -
EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn - EN -

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