Visit of José Manuel Barroso and Johannes Hahn to Portugal: common press conference with Pedro Passos Coelho, and Miguel Poiares Maduro
On 30 July 2014, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, went to Lisbon, where they participated in the signing ceremony of the Partnership Agreement with Portugal on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020.
This agreement paved the way for investing €21.46 billion in total Cohesion Policy funding over 2014-2020 (current prices, including European Territorial Cooperation funding and the allocation for the Youth Employment Initiative). Portugal also received €4.06 billion for rural development and €392 million for fisheries and the maritime sector.
This video shows a press conference given by José Manuel Barroso, Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister, Johannes Hahn and Miguel Poiares Maduro, Portuguese Minister for Regional Development.