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Torbay MP Adrian Sanders takes fight for cash to Brussels

By HeraldExpress  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

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Torbay

MP Adrian Sanders will be in Brussels on March 6th to meet with

South West MEP Graham Watson and key decision makers, urging for better support

for areas like Torbay from the EU Budget, which is currently being determined

by the European Parliament.

 

The

proposed EU Budget contains new funding for 'transition zones' which are areas

such as Devon and Torbay that have weak economies compared to the rest of the

EU.  The funding, which could be worth hundreds of millions of pounds,

could be used to invest in infrastructure and new job opportunities.

 

Adrian

will meet with MEPs influential in the budget making process, such as George

Lyon and Ivailo Kalfin, along with Commissioner Lewandowski, who is overseeing

the EU budget process for the EU Commission.

 

Adrian

Sanders commented: "That Torbay and Devon will benefit from this new

funding is good news.  We now need to make sure that not only is the fund

as large as possible for the local area but that decisions on how it is spent

are made locally and not by central Government ."

 

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