Finance Minister speaks in Newry about €37m in EU funds

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Politics
Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said he is doing everything in his power to ensure the timely release of vital EU INTERREG funds as a key date for bids to be considered looms. european-union-flag-lThe Chancellor recently announced that the Treasury will only guarantee funding for those projects that are signed off before his Autumn statement. The Minister was speaking as he visited the East Border Region (EBR) group — representing councils on both sides of the border — in Newry recently to discuss the impact of the EU Referendum on EU funding programmes. Representatives of the group outlined their concerns to the Minister about the future of these projects should they not be able to access the funds. The Minister said, “EBR is a driving force in a number of projects submitted for EU funding. These are important projects that go right to the heart of communities. The projects aim to support research and innovation, protect the environment and develop sustainable transport.
Article continues below:
September 2016“The councillors and representatives I met stressed to me their determination to ensure their bids for up to €37million to support transformative cross-border programmes are approved at the early September meetings of the INTERREG panel. He added, “While we have been left in a state of uncertainty by the British government, the one thing I am absolutely certain of is that no funds will be lost as a result of lack of will or action on my part or on the part of project partners.”

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in