On 28 June 2012, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, continued his Danube trip to Hungary. He first visited the Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant including a bio-gas energy generator. He took this occasion to welcome that Hungary is a very active actor in the EU/Danube Strategy in the fields of water quality, risk management, and that it shows much interest in improving the situation in the energy sector in the Danube Region. Johannes Hahn also visited the Mohacs Port at the border between Hungary and Croatia where he met the police patrol.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior views of the Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (2 shots)
||Balazs Megyesy, Hungarian Government Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, and Pál Kovács, Hungarian, Minister of State for Climate Change and Energy, at a press conference (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENLGISH): The Danube Strategy is not only related to the river as such navigability which is of course an important issue but all the opportunities which are hopefully result of a closer cooperation between members states and those states which are belonging to the river basin.
||Exterior view of the Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant
||Johannes hahn visiting the Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (3 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENLGISH): Hungary is, may I say, diligent in participating in the all strategy. You are sharing three priority areas: energy, water quality and risk management.
||Johannes hahn visiting the Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENLGISH): The Danube region and some of their Member States - and Hungary is definitively one of it - have a great interest in improving the situation in energy sector.
||Mohacs Port at the border between Hungary and Croatia
||Handshake between Johannes Hahn and the Police Patrol
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENLGISH): Today we had a very good meeting with the Hungarian Minister for Transport and we could clarified all this open issue, meaning the possibility for huge ships and convoy to ship and this will be possible also in the future as it was in the past. So therefore, the situation has been clarified and it is also possible in the future to use the Hungarian part of the Danube for cargo transport as well as for tourism.
||Johannes Hahn visiting the Police and Custom station of the Mohacs Port (4 shots)