Visit of Johannes Hahn to Austria

Type: Report   Reference: I-074970   Duration: 10:03:38  Lieu:
End production: 22/10/2012   First transmission: 22/10/2012
On 22 October 2012, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, travelled to Lower Austria and participated in the informal meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. On this occasion, he met with Titus Corlăţean, Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erwin Pröll, Governor of Lower Austria, and Michael Spindelegger, Austrian Federal Vice-Chancellor. Johannes Hahn launched a strategy to boost the development of the Danube Region on 8 December 2010. The Danube region covers parts of 8 EU countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania) and 6 non-EU countries (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine and Moldova).

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of Niederösterreichisches Landhaus, in Lower Austria 00:00:05
10:00:10 Exterior view of the building with flags in front of it 00:00:05
10:00:15 Arrival of Titus Corlăţean, Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Erwin Pröll, Governor of Lower Austria, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, and Michael Spindelegger, Austrian Federal Vice-Chancellor, to the informal meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region 00:00:06
10:00:22 General atmosphere at the informal meeting (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:32 Johannes Hahn and Erwin Pröll 00:00:05
10:00:37 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): This meeting is a round up organised by the Austrian Foreign Ministry to discuss the full implementation of the Danube Strategy in order to keep the momentum we have gained last year through the adoption of the Danube Strategy. 00:00:20
10:00:58 Johannes Hahn and Titus Corlăţean listening the speech of Erwin Pröll 00:00:03
10:01:01 Erwin Pröll giving a speech and Johannes Hahn, Titus Corlăţean, and Michael Spindelegger listening to him 00:00:05
10:01:07 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in GERMAN) 00:00:20
10:01:27 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): We have heard that already a couple of hundred very small projects have been implemented but also some big projects. Our strategy has been launched so I'm quite confident that the Danube Strategy is really an action strategy and not only a political platform. 00:00:17
10:01:45 Arrival of Johannes Hahn to the Landhaus Saal (3 shots) 00:00:18
10:02:03 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): It is very important to have a common ground which concerns navigability of the Danube. So we are quite happy that it was possible in spring this year to agree about a transport contract or agreement which should ease the whole navigability issue. 00:00:21
10:02:25 General view of the Landhaus Saal with Johannes Hahn 00:00:06
10:02:32 Cutaway of a "Danube Region Strategy" banner 00:00:07
10:02:39 General view of the Landhaus Saal with Johannes Hahn 00:00:05
10:02:44 Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH): A good example of bilateral cooperation is to mention the increased cooperation between Romania and Bulgaria. We will inaugurate in two days this famous bridge between Calafat and Vidin. But there is also a first idea to have a common branding of the Danube to promote the Danube region all over the world. There is also some cooperation in security issues. So it is a very diversified range of activities and for one year, I think the success is quite promising. 00:00:37
10:03:22 Johannes Hahn shaking hands with participants 00:00:05
10:03:28 Group photo with Johannes Hahn, Titus Corlăţean, Michael Spindelegger and Erwin Pröll 00:00:10
10:03:38 Exterior view of Niederösterreichisches Landhaus, in Lower Austria 00:00:04
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