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"…it is not possible to maintain European social values unless they are adapted to support our research and innovation strategies."

Esko Aho, then president of the Finnish National Fund for Research and Development, addressing keynote address to EREF-2006.

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Danuta Hübner"…our plans will only have their full impact if the regional and national partnerships work effectively: if the administrative, fiscal and economic environment, as well as supporting policies in education and entrepreneurship, are adapted and well synchronised to support the strategies we have agreed.

There is a lot we can learn from our previous experiences and from those of others. I therefore look forward to fruitful discussions at the event today."

Danuta Hübner, then the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, addressing EREF-2008 participants

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"…the increasing success and importance of the EREF, which indeed provides a bridge between the current EU Member states and countries of South-Eastern Europe. It provides a true platform for discussing policies and measures aiming at implementing the Lisbon Strategy and through the presentation of good practices from European regions."

Luc Van den Brande, then the President of the Committee of the Regions, addressing EREF-2008 participants.

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