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Over 200 regions sign St. Pölten Manifesto

21 October 2011

Commissioner Johannes Hahn visited the Austrian City of St. Pölten on Friday 21 October, where he received the St. Pölten Manifesto on the importance of future investment in regional development by the European Union, after 2013. Right of the Commissioner: Mrs. Michèle Sabban, president of the Association of European Regions, Mr. Erwin Pröll, initiator of the manifesto and host of the meeting as president of the Region of Lower Austria and Mrs. Elzbieta Bienkowska, representing the EU Presidency as Polish minister of Regional Development. A total of 208 of the 271 European regions signed the manifesto.