Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, was in Lisbon, Portugal, on 8 November 2012. He participated in the conference "Portugal 2020 - Partnership agreement Portugal/EU". He then held a joint press conference with Álvaro Santos Pereira, Portuguese Minister for Economy and Employment.
Johannes Hahn presented the Commission's ideas about how he believes Portugal can strengthen its economy and maximize the benefits of EU investment by prioritizing key sectors with the highest growth potential - in close alignment with Europe2020 - the EU's long-term growth agenda.
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||Exterior views of the Champalimaud Foundation, in Lisbon (2 shots)
||Arrival of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, and welcome by Álvaro Santos Pereira, Portuguese Minister for Economy and Employment (2 shots)
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||Johannes Hahn and Álvaro Santos Pereira seated in the conference room (2 shots)
||The audience (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) on the issue of unemployment, in particular among young people: saying that it is a serious situation which is further compounded by the low level of qualifications of the labour force and the very high early school leaving rates (2 shots)
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||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that the EC's recommendations for the future can be summed up in one word: competitiveness; on the efforts and the necessity of the modernisation and capacity of innovation.
||Arrival of Johannes Hahn and Álvaro Santos Pereira for their joint press conference
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||Soundbite by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that they have decided to come forward with the same co financing rates as what is in place; this is one of the few issues that are not challenged by anybody.
||Johannes Hahn and Álvaro Santos Pereira leaving the press conference room
||Exterior shot: view from the balcony of the Champalimaud Foundation
||Johannes Hahn and Álvaro Santos Pereira walking outside