European Union Strategy for the Danube Region - First progress report: Press Round Table with Johannes HAHN, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy

Type: News   Reference: i-077324   Duration:  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EC/Berlaymont
End production: 09/04/2013   First transmission: 09/04/2013
The European Commission has released the first progress report on the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region, two years after it was first launched. It details significant achievements in tackling problems from missing transport links, lack of competitiveness, to pollution and crime. 14 countries make up the Danube macro-region, of which 8 are EU member states. The report details how through numerous shared projects and initiatives they have already managed to establish a concrete system of co‑operation. But the Commission report calls on the Danube governments to follow up on their political commitments by making the Strategy a priority across all relevant policy areas. And it urges the 8 EU member states involved, as well as Croatia, to incorporate the Strategy into their plans for the next generation of programmes under Regional Policy for 2014-20.

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