Cayenne (France), 26 Oct (EFE) .- The Canarian government president Fernando Clavijo explained to Efe that the Canary Islands has called on the European Commission to review the conditions for to obtain loans from the so-called "Juncker Plan" of investments so that they can be used by the outermost regions. p>
Clavijo, accompanied by the Minister of Economy, Industry, Commerce and Knowledge of the Canary Islands, Pedro Ortega, held today a bilateral meeting with the Regional Policy Commissioner, Corina Cretu, within the framework of the XXII Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions of the European Union (CPRUP). P>
"The ORs have not been able to access the Juncker plan because the projects that can run are from 80 million euros and we have two million inhabitants. specific so that the ORs can also apply for Juncker loans, projects that fit our scale, around four or six million, which would be viable, "he said. Clavijo valued the communication presented by Commissioner Cretu in a "positive" way this week with the aim of designing the next policy for the ORs beyond The Brussels plan is that before the summer European Investment Bank (EIB) technicians travel to the Canary Islands and the rest of the outermost regions to make a "diagnosis" and to prepare a proposal to adapt the Juncker plan to the ORs. p>
"The Commissioner is ready to work together to open the door to smaller projects," he said. canary president after meeting with Cretu both jointly with its presiding counterparts from the other eight RUPs and alone. p>
"It is a good start also this own summit in Guayana With Jean-Claude Juncker and the French President, Emmanuel Macron, "pointed out the commitment of Brussels to the future of the outermost regions of the European Union are made up of six French overseas authorities (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, and San Martin), two Portuguese autonomous regions (Azores and Madeira) and a Spanish autonomous community (Canary Islands). p>
The meeting with Commissioner Cretu was also part of the work so that the Canary Islands can assume from this Friday the Presidency of the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions (CPRUP), which will represent abroad and from which it will be p>
The Canary Islands Government will also be in charge of convening and organizing working meetings, coordinating communications with the European institutions. institutions (especially with the European Commission) and to organize the next Annual Conference, to be held at the end of 2018 in the Canary Islands, as it has advanced in a statement today.