EU Information Session Announced in Newport
Welsh MEP Derek Vaughan is holding an information session in Newport on 17/06/2016 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 Newport 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 410 enterprises have been helped by European Union funding, 605 have been created, 1,515 people have been helped into work, 1,410 jobs have been created and 660 people have gone into further learning thanks to EU funding.
“A number of really important local projects have received funding from the European Union. For instance, the Newport Wetlands Centre received backing from European funding, the regeneration of Pillgwenlly which transformed an old library into a fully equipped learning academy received £2,145,101 and for a number of years the Quality Work, Employability, Skills and Training programme operated with University of South Wales, and that received £8,000,000 to help people access the training that is right for them.
"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."
No need to RSVP, just come along.