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    EU budget must secure European cohesion policy for regions and municipalities

    CoR meeting with EU Commissioner Oettinger:

    Group photo of the German and Austrian CoR Members with Commissioner Oettinger
    At a meeting of the Austrian and German members of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) with Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner responsible for the EU budget, Franz Schausberger expressed his confidence that despite all the different positions currently being taken by the Member States on the EU budget, a compromise will finally be found, which will be acceptable Austria and which will be able to secure the cohesion policy that is so important for the regions and municipalities for the next financial period. Schausberger called for a substantial simplification of the bureaucratic requirements for the promotion of regional and local projects, as many countries are still unable to access the cohesion funds intended for them.

    EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger together with Franz Schausberger

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