On 23 April 2014, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, visited two projects funded by the EU, the Palace of the Grand Masters, being restored, and a company, Melissokomiki Dodecanissou, which produces and packages products of the hive.
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||Arrival of Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, Ioannis Mahairidis, Governor of South Aegean region, and Panayotis Carvounis, Head of the EC Representation in Greece at the old town (2 shots)
||Wide shot inside Church of Our Lady of the Castle
||Close shot of Johannes Hahn
||Johannes Hahn watching restoration works on a computer screen
||Exterior shot of Church of "Our Lady of the Castle" and close shot on the panel announcing the help of EU for the restoration works
||Johannes Hahn walking on the Street of Knights
||Johannes Hahn looking at restoration works at the Bastion Hospitaller of the Grand Master's Palace (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Johannes Hahn (in English): This is another good example for the recovery of the regions. It is important to invest also in the cultural heritage and in the rehabilitation of it because it is an attraction for tourists. I particular quality tourists leaving a lot of money here in the region and for cruising ships, passengers and so on. So it is definitely an investment. It preserves the cultural heritage but it is also an investment in the economic future of the region.
||Johannes Hahn leaving the Grand Master's Palace
||Wide shot of the entry of the beekeeping company Mellissokomiki Dodecanissou in Rhodes
||Johannes Hahn looking at the production of Melekouni - Sesame/Honey bars (2 shots)
||Johannes Hahn visiting the manufactory (2 shots)
||Johannes Hahn looking at the extraction of honey (6 shots)
||Johannes Hahn tasting honey
||Johannes Hahn leaving the beekeeping company