Cohesion and growth agenda: work in parallel
speech by Danuta Hbner, Member of the European Commission responsible for Regional Policy held during the Plenary Session of the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, 27 October 2005

An effective regional policy, based on strong partnership, is the best instrument towards growth, jobs and solidarity across Europe. That was the message of Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Hbner in her speech to the plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee. Commissioner Hbner, in her first visit to the Committee, confirmed that regional policy is one of the most important Community instruments to achieve the objectives of the new Lisbon agenda. She emphasised however that the starting point for all our efforts to further strengthen the focus of the cohesion policy on growth and jobs agenda is the decision on the Financial Perspectives.

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