Press Release: Commissioner Creţu visits the Greek islands of Chios and Leros

On 13-16 June Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creu is in Greece. On 14 and 15 June the Commissioner will visit the Greek islands of Chios and Leros, meet the regional governors of the North and South Aegean islands and the mayors of the islands in Brussels by President Juncker in March 2017. Commissioner Creţu will inaugurate a new EU-funded desalination plant in Leros and visit other Cohesion Policy projects. Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Creţu said: “Responding to President Juncker ‘s call, I will meet with the local authorities to assess the impact of climate change on the impact of climate change. The way the mayors have dealt with the migration challenge is admirable and my visit is a clear signal that they will not be left alone in dealing with this extraordinary pressure. Cohesion Policy in the Future of Cohesion Policy. Thanks to the July 2015 ” A New Start for Jobs and Growth in Greece ” Plan and to the efforts of the Greek authorities, Greece ranks among the top Member States in terms of implementation. Overall, Greece has received almost € 11 billion of EU funds since July 2015.

Source: European Commission

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