Barroso Task Force
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The Barroso Task Force
President José Manuel Barroso announced a European Commission Task Force for Northern Ireland when he met the First Minister designate Ian Paisley and deputy First Minister designate Martin McGuinness in Parliament Buildings on 1 May 2007.
Led by the Commissioner for Regional Policy, Danuta Hübner, this was the first time there has been a specific task force for a single region in the European Union.
In the months which followed, the Task Force - a group of representatives from the European Commission working with officials from our own administration took forward a stock take exercise, exploring how to support the Executive's efforts to modernise the regional economy, creating more jobs and growth.
In response to the Task Force Report, the First Minister and deputy First Minister formally presented the Executive's Action Plan outlining its European priorities to President Barroso in Brussels on 31 March 2009.
The Executive continued to produce strategic European Priorities on an annual basis and share these with the European Commission. A formal report by the Commission praised the work of the NI Task Force in helping to build and strengthen European engagement across the region. A copy of the report is available to dowload below:
- Northern Ireland in Europe - Report of the European Commissions Task Force in Northern Ireland 2007-14 (PDF 7.22MB)