The most relevant of these objectives from a rural areas perspective are: - Objective 1, applying to regions which are lagging behind economically, with a GDP of less than 75% of the EU average; - Objective 5a providing support for downstream processing of agricultural produce as well as investment aid and compensatory allowances in less favoured areas; - Objective 5b, applying to rural areas with a low level of socio-economic development, high dependency on agricultural employment, low agricultural incomes and population problems (low density or declining population); - Objective 6, applying to regions north of the 62nd parallel with a very low population density (less than 8 inhabitants/sq
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Around 10 million pairs of usable spectacles are discarded each year in Europe and North America. These can be used to help people in the developing world to afford glasses. Most opticians now act as collection points for old glasses, so drop yours off and give them a new lease on life.
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