21 May 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 21 MAYBrussels Daily
Investment Plan for Europe: Vice-President Katainen takes roadshow to Dublin and Belfast
European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, travels to Dublin and Belfast on Thursday and Friday as part of his roadshow to promote the Investment Plan for Europe. In Dublin, Vice-President Katainen will meet with Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Minister for Finance Michael Noonanand Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin.In Belfast, Vice-President Katainen will meet with First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, and Finance Minister Arlene Foster. Vice-President Katainen said: “I am very happy to be in Dublin today and Belfast tomorrow to discuss how the Investment Plan for Europe can help create more jobs. The European Investment Bank announced in April that as part of the Investment Plan it will help finance a Public-Private Partnership in Ireland to create 14 new primary healthcare centres. These centres will offer healthcare at lower costs and shorter waiting times for treatment, and they will create more jobs across the country. I am also excited to participate in another Citizens’ Dialogue, this time with a focus on the digital economy, alongside Paddy Cosgrave and Lord David Puttnam. Improving and increasing digital infrastructure such as rolling out high-speed broadband in rural areas is one of the objectives of the Investment Plan, and I hope Ireland can benefit from this.”
EUROSTAT: GDP per capita in the EU in 2013: seven capital regions among the ten most prosperous
In 2013, regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, ranged from 27% of the EU28 average in the French overseas department of Mayotte, to 325% of the average in Inner London in the United Kingdom. A press release is available here.
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