01 APRIL 2014 Published by The Belfast Telegraph.

European support for Northern Ireland‘s peace process should continue for the longer term, a member of a high-powered delegation from Brussels said.

Funding for a proposed cross-border bridge that would link counties Down and Louth has been withdrawn and the building of a reconciliation centre on the site of the former Maze prison which was to be another flagship project has stalled because of political disagreement.

But the EU has delivered money for scores of community groups as well as large projects like the construction of a peace bridge in Derry linking the mainly unionist Waterside with the largely nationalist Cityside and the Skainos community centre in East Belfast.

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