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Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn welcome speech at the ERC Gala Vienna, 23 April 2012

(l-r): Professor Helga Nowotny, President European Research Council (ERC), Professor Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle, Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research, and Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn. Photo © Willy Haslinger, 2012
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Vienna, 23 April 2012


Ladies and gentlemen,

I am delighted to be in Vienna and delighted to welcome you to the ERC-Gala. First of all I would like to express my thanks to Prof. Nowotny for organising this event.