Derry and Belfast EU City of Culture bid could be over

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Derry and Belfast EU City of Culture bid could be over Twitter A joint bid by Derry, Strabane and Belfast to be named the 2023 European Capital of Culture is in doubt, after an EU ruling that UK cities should be barred from competing.The European Commission says that because of Brexit – the five UK cities currently bidding for the honour in 2023 – won’t now be able to participate.There’s anger at the decision in Derry, with questions about why the bid was allowed to proceed until now.Sinn Fein say Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, and is now being unfairly penalised because of Brexit.The Ulster Unionist Party has pointed out that non-EU cities including Istanbul and Rekyjvek DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – November 23, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous article€16,500 granted for three Gaeltacht groups in DonegalNext articleMet Eireann warns of low overnight temperatures and snow News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more