On November 30th Commissioner Creţu met with regional representatives in Centre Albert Borchette of the European Commission. The meeting was the second of its type in this year.
The Regional Offices, of which there are over 300 in Brussels, are the representations of regional and local authorities in EU Member States and act much like “embassies” on city or regional level. Commissioner Creţu called for this meeting to talk about the accomplishments of her 1st year of mandate, and discuss with the Regional Offices the challenges ahead.
She stated these meetings are very useful for both sides to exchange information and ideas. Commissioner presented the most important achievements made by DG REGIO in 2015:
- by the end of this year all of the programmes DG REGIO is responsible for, including territorial cooperation programmes (Interreg), will be adopted
- significant progress has been made on using up the funds from the previous…