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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece

Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, embarked on a two-day visit to the island of Corfu and the region of Epirus. This visit was part of his undertaking to visit all 13 of the Greek regions. During his stay, he met with businesses, local representatives and visited EU co financed projects. He stressed the importance of regions in Greece using the investments to support key sectors and to identify their particular assets to stimulate growth and create good lasting jobs.
In Corfu, Johannes Hahn focused on support for quality and sustainable tourism in the Ionian islands - and specifically how environmental projects are key to this in this region and beyond. Together with experts from the DG "Environment" of the EC, he met with business and local political representatives including Spyridon Spyrou, Governor of the Ionian Islands, to discuss how the treatment of waste and supply of clean water can support the islands' tourism industry. In this context, he visited the solid waste management project developed by the Temploni landfill. He also visited the construction project of a highway interchange for the Corfu airport.
In Epirus, the focus was partly on the role that EU regional funds can have in supporting the health sector and moves to modernise and reform it. Johannes Hahn met with business and stakeholders as well as Alexandros Kachrimanis, Governor of the Greek Region of Epirus. In Ioannina, Johannes Hahn visited the companies Katogi and Strofilia which rents acres of vineyards to individuals or cooperatives. He then went to the cheese shop of the Tositsa Foundation, in Metsovo.
Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Meeting in the presence of Johahnnes Hahn, 2nd from the left, Hanna Jahns, Member of the ...
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Handshake between Alexandros Kachrimanis, on the left, and Johannes Hahn
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Alexandros Kachrimanis, 1st from the right, Johannes Hahn, 2nd from the right, and ...
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Alexandros Kachrimanis, 1st from the right, and Johannes Hahn, 2nd from the right
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Johannes Hahn on the screen of a video camera
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Johannes Hahn in front of the tanks of the Katogi and Strofilia winery
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Alexandros Kachrimanis, on the right, and Johannes Hahn, on the left, visiting the Katogi ...
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Panayotis Carvounis, Head of the EC Representation in Greece, Alexandros Kachrimanis and ...
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Johannes Hahn, 2nd from the left, and Panayotis Carvounis, Head of the EC Representation ...
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Johannes Hahn watching the wine casks during his visit to the Katogi and Strofilia winery
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Johannes Hahn, in the centre, visiting the facilities of the Tositsas Foundation cheese ...
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Johannes Hahn, in the centre, visiting the facilities of the Tositsas Foundation cheese ...
Reference: P-024255
Date: 05/11/2013
Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Johannes Hahn, on the right, visiting the facilities of the Tositsas Foundation cheese ...
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Visit by Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC, to Greece
Johannes Hahn answering the questions of the press
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