About: Markus Pieper

Regional Policy 22-03-2011

MEP: ‘Europe shows its face through local projects’

The European Commission wants to subsidise regions like eastern Germany, which are less prosperous than average, through a new category of funding. German MEP Markus Pieper (European People's Party), MEP and vice-chair of the European Parliament's regional policy committee, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview why he is not convinced by the idea.