Traditional handing over of the "light of peace", with the participation of Johannes Hahn
On 16 December 2013, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, participated in the arrival of the "Peace Light" at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, together with Josef Pühringer, Governor of the Land of Upper Austria. The "Peace Child" for the 2013 edition was Michael Weixlbaumer.
The Peace Light is an initiative launched in 1986 by the Austrian radio ORF Landesstudio Oberösterreich in order to remember the true meaning of Christmas.
An Austrian child lights a candle in the grotto in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. This light is then transported to Austria and to more than 25 European and non-European countries. PHOTO SHOTLIST