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News Go ahead given for EURO 45 million Leader programme for rural development in the Spanish region of Valencia

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Source EU Press Room
Release date 19/10/2001
Contributor freeman

The Commission approved the Community Initiative LEADER+ programme in the Spanish region of Valencia. Welcoming the decision, Franz Fischler, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, said "This program aims to pilot new ideas to help build a more sustainable society, economy and environment for rural Spain. It aims to improve the quality of life for all those who live in rural areas. Leader+ will help to increase the added value of local products and to make the best use of natural and cultural resources." The total public expenditure under this programme is € 45 million, over a period ending in 2006. This includes an EU contribution of € 30 million.
The Leader+ programme for Valencia covers the rural areas of the region.

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