Visit of Johannes Hahn to Greece: 15/02/2013

Type: Report   Reference: I-076153   Duration: 10:02:38  Lieu:
End production: 15/02/2013   First transmission: 15/02/2013
Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, made a two day visit of the West Greece and Peloponnese regions on 14 and 15 February 2013. On 15 February, he was in Tripoli, in the Peloponnese region. He met with Petros Tatoulis, Governor of the Peloponnese region. He visited a 30 year-old illegal landfill. He also visited a small SME which packages and trades herbs and spices. During his visit, Johannes Hahn pushed for the most efficient and effective use of the country's main source of public investment – EU Regional Funds.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Pan left to right of illegal landfill, near Tripoli, Peloponnese region 00:00:10
10:00:15 Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, being briefed by Petros Tatoulis, Governor of the Peloponnese region (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:00:25 SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that there are still 78 open illegal landfills all over Greece; the EC has now forced the Government to work on these issues together with the Regional Governments; there is work in progress; it is not excluded that, at a certain moment, the European Commission will launch an infringement procedure because they have been discussing this issue for more than one decade; it is absolutely necessary to solve this problem. 00:00:35
10:01:00 Johannes Hahn overlooking landfill (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:01:10 SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that it is absolutely necessary to rehabilitate and to replace it by state of the art treatment of waste; and, for that purposes, structural funds can and should be used. 00:00:14
10:01:24 Johannes Hahn overlooking landfill (4 shots) 00:00:23
10:01:48 Sign in Greek reading "Dumping rubble and garbage is illegal" 00:00:04
10:01:52 Exterior shot of SME which packages herbs and spices 00:00:04
10:01:57 Johannes Hahn being briefed on procedure (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:02:07 Johannes Hahn and Petros Tatoulis (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:02:16 SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in ENGLISH) saying that much more investment spirit needs to be created; the real economy should be provided with liquidity; this seems to be still a huge problem. 00:00:12
10:02:28 Exterior shot of the Peloponnese region building 00:00:05
10:02:34 Johannes Hahn meeting with Petros Tatoulis 00:00:04
10:02:38 Press briefing with the local press 00:00:05
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