27 Apr 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 27 APRILBrussels Daily
Investment Plan for Europe: Vice-President Katainen takes the roadshow to Luxembourg
European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, is in Luxembourg on Monday as part of his roadshow to promote the Investment Plan for Europe. Vice-President Katainen will meet with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the Committees of Economic Affairs and Foreign and European Affairs at the national parliament as well as European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer. Vice-President Katainen will also speak at a round table discussion on the Investment Plan and engage in a debate with students at the University of Luxembourg. Vice-President Katainen said: “It is great to be in Luxembourg to thank Prime Minister Bettel in person for his country’s contribution of €80 million to the Investment Plan. I am also glad to meet with EIB President Hoyer to congratulate him on the first projects to be chosen for financing through the Investment Plan which they announced last Wednesday. We promised to deliver fast, and we are keeping our promise”.
Commissioner Mimica holds high level dialogue with UNDP
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark are holding a high-level policy dialogue today in Brussels. They discussed current development challenges and priorities as well as collective actions needed to advance sustainable development for all countries and people. The discussions are very timey since the Millennium Development Goals expire at the end of 2015 and a new set of sustainable global goals will be agreed at a summit in New York in September. Commissioner Mimica stated: “Together with partners like UNDP, the EU has been working to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. 2015 offers an opportunity we cannot miss to tackle the interlinked challenges of poverty eradication and sustainable development in an integrated and balanced way. The agenda should also be rights-based and address issues such as justice, governance and peaceful societies.”
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