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Commissioner Hahn puts focus on growth potential for Carinthia

16 November 2011

Commissioner Johannes Hahn visited the Austrian region of Carinthia on Wednesday 16 November, where he met with president of the region Gerhard Dörfler and signed the official guestbook of the regional government. The focus of the visit was to prepare the region for the next funding period for regional policy, which will concentrate on high growth potential sectors for Carinthia like research and development infrastructure, energy efficiency and innovation, securing the position of the region as high tech hotspot in Europe. Furthermore the possibilities for cross border cooperation were highlighted, as well as the possibility to make Carinthia a gateway to the Balkans, on a Baltic-Adriatic axis.