The European Commission has concluded that Northern Irish plans to grant £110 million (around € 133 million) for the reconstruction of three sports stadia in Belfast is consistent with EU State aid rules. The Commission found that the proposed funding contributes to urban regeneration and social cohesion, in line with EU objectives, without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market.
The Commission's Vice President in charge of competition policy, Joaquín Almunia, said that:
Students from across Northern Ireland became MEPs for the day at the European Youth Parliament Forum, which was held at Belfast Metropolitan College at its Titanic Quarter Campus on Thursday 3 April 2014.
The European Parliament invites you to an evening debate with the award-winning TV and radio presenter, Connor Phillips. Join Connor and guests for a discussion on Europe's role in Northern Ireland's future. Speakers include: