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MACDONALD'S EURO-CASH 'A DROP IN THE OCEAN' - SCOTTISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

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Commenting on Calum MacDonald's announcement of£20m extra Euro-cash for training budgets in Scotland (see LGCnet t...
Commenting on Calum MacDonald's announcement of£20m extra Euro-cash for training budgets in Scotland (see LGCnet today), Scottish Liberal Democrat industry spokesman Michael Moore said:

'Mr MacDonald's announcement is a drop in the ocean when compared with amount of Euro money Scotland looks set to lose if this government doesn't get its act together in Brussels.

'Scottish Liberal Democrats have long highlighted the possibility that when the European Funds are restructured in 2000, Scotland could lose all its current assistance, worth some£1bn between 1994 and 1999.

'Of course, the minister's annoucement of extra Euro cash is welcome but unless he and his colleauges in the Scottish Office start talking tough in Brussels, whole regions across Scotland will miss out on Euro assistance from the turn of century.'
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