EU Information Session Announced in Cardiff
Welsh MEP Derek Vaughan is holding an information session in Cardiff on 10/06/2016 to help people understand the EU and what EU membership means for Wales, so they can make an informed decision in the EU referendum.
Mr Vaughan said the information sessions are a chance for locals from Cardiff to ask questions and raise the issues that matter to them:
“With Europe at the top of everyone’s agenda at the moment it’s become clear to me that there are specific issues that people want to raise and understand better.
"I'd encourage people to come along on Friday with any questions about the EU and what EU membership means for Wales.
"The European Union has done a lot around here. Just in the local council area 1,110 enterprises have been helped by European Union funding, 1,120 have been created, 4,450 people have been helped into work, 3,365 jobs have been created and 1,100 people have gone into further learning according to the Welsh European Funding Office.
Millions have been invested by the European Union in infrastructure, the new Cardiff and the Vale College building received £10,000,000 which paid for specialist labs and workshops, a dedicated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) centre, performance theatre, a commercial salon and spa as well as an advanced strength and conditioning gym. This will help provide a world class education for our kids, thanks to the EU. CUBRIC II, the centre where Cardiff University will conduct cutting edge research on the brain also received £4,500,000 and the Butetown Regeneration scheme which improved buildings and provided a new community centre, also received £2,000,000 in EU funds.
"However many people aren't aware of these benefits and the key thing that people are saying at the moment is that they want access to clear information about the EU so they can make an informed decision on June 23rd."