Brussels, 10 November 2016: Meeting of Association of European Border Regions with Mr. Marc Lemaître, Director General of DG REGIO, European Commission:
Martín Guillermo Ramírez, Secretary General of Association of European Border Regions - AEBR / AGEG / ARFE, and Jens Gabbe, Chair of the AEBR Advisory Committee, met today Marc Lemaître, Director General of DG REGIO. Main points discussed concerned the importance of Cohesion Policy for the future of the EU as well as for cross-border cooperation, the next 7th Cohesion Report, proposals on how to simplify program management and administration, and people-to-people projects.
Risks over the future Cohesion Policy were analyzed, as well as possible solutions. A closer collaboration of the AEBR in several DG initiatives were also discussed.