On 11 November 2013, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, was in Vilnius, Lithuania, to participate in the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
He made a speech entitled "From Passengers to Captains of Europe's Baltic Sea Strategy". He also held a press conference after the meeting.
The participants discussed how to take the strategy forward and build on what has already been achieved. In particular the focus was on how tackling the environmental challenges in the region can deliver benefits in terms of growth and jobs. The participants in the gathering also discussed how to make sure that the strategy is firmly entrenched in 2014-2020 EU programming so resources are there to fund future projects. PHOTOLISTE DES PLANSLINKLINKLINK