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 Normunds Popens, Deputy Director General DG Regional Policy


Speaking at the CENTRAL EUROPE Annual Conference in Halle/Saale (Germany) on 23 May 2012, Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional Development (DG REGIO), emphasised that culture and tourism projects should not be any more financed by regional cooperation programmes in the years 2014-2020. There are more efficient ways for supporting such activities, he said, mentioning other European Union (EU) funds as well as national, regional, and local financing instruments as options. Read more below.

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