On 30 June 2012, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, visited Romania, the sixth country of his tour in the Danube Region. During his stay, he visited the Hydroelectric Power Plant Iron Gates I, he participated at a press conference entitled "Harnessing the Power of Innovation in developing Romanian-Bulgarian Cross-Border Cooperation in the field of Competitiveness", he visited the remains of the Apolodor Bridge and the Drobeta Roman Fortress and visited the Calafat infrastructure of the Calafat-Vidin bridge.
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||General views of the Iron Gate I Hydroelectric Power Station in Drobeta-Turnu Severin (3 shots)
||Arrival of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, at the Hydroelectric Power Station (3 shots)
||Johannes Hahn visiting the Control Room (7 shots)
||Johannes Hahn signing the Guest Book (2 shots)
||Johannes Hahn at a working dinner
||Johannes Hahn at the conference entitled “Harnessing the power of innovation in developing Romanian-Bulgarian Cross-Border Cooperation in the field of Competitiveness” (8 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): The Danube strategy is a horizontal project which covers a huge range of different policy areas. Access and connectivity are two mains pillars. Romania is sharing together with Austria a steering group dealing with the navigability of the river. On basis of an initiative of this steering group there was, I think just 2 weeks ago, a declaration signed by the Transport Minister guaranteeing the maintenance of the fairway of the river respectively improving the situation for the vessels to go on the river. This was a first and successful step because the current potential use of the Danube for cargo transport is only according to experts, less than 10 % of the possible potential.
||Johannes Hahn visiting the Apolodor Bridge and Roman Fortress in Drobeta-Turnu Severin (2 shots)
||Transfer to Vidin with ferry (4 shots)
||Johannes Hahn visiting the new infrastructure of the Vidin-Calafat Danube Bridge (6 shots)
||Departure of Johannes Hahn (4 shots)