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Europe House inaugurated by Commissioner Mimica and Foreign Minister McCully

Wellington, 08/06/2016 - 11:44, UNIQUE ID: 160919_11
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European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and the New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully, inaugurated Europe House in a plaque unveiling ceremony in Auckland on 7 June.

Europe House is a state-of-the-art event and conference space in a prime location in Auckland’s Central Business District. It is a product of a unique collaboration between the EU Delegation to New Zealand and Auckland University of Technology (AUT University). It is also the first time that an EU Delegation created an outpost, or 'antenna', in partnership with a university.

“The creation of Europe House points to the extraordinary relationship between the EU, Auckland University of Technology and New Zealand’s wider academic community. It also provides very tangible proof of the fast-growing EU-New Zealand relationship,” Commissioner Mimica said. Europe House has the sole aim of becoming EU's reference point in Auckland, New Zealand's commercial and financial centre. An institution of EU-New Zealand friendship, it represents the physical presence of the EU and its Member States in Auckland.

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