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Eerbetoon Barroso aan overleden oud-commissaris Millan (en)

Met dank overgenomen van Europese Commissie (EC), gepubliceerd op zaterdag 23 februari 2013.

European Commission

MEMO

Brussels, 23 November 2012

Statement by President Barroso at the death of former Commissioner Bruce Millan

Commission President José Manuel Barroso issued the following statement this evening:

"It is with great sadness that I learned today of the passing of the former British Commissioner for regional policy and cohesion, Bruce Millan. The current negotiations for the Multi-Annual Financial Framework are a good reminder of the debt that the European Union owes to the remarkable work of Bruce Millan. He made a major contribution as British Commissioner and was a staunch defender of the benefits that cohesion policy can bring to all parts of the European Union. I know from my own country, Portugal, the positive changes that he helped to create. On behalf of the European Commission I would like to extend my condolences to his family".


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