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Commissioner Hahn agrees on action plan for Italy and visits Pompeii

7 November 2011

Commissoner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn on 7 November visited Italy, where in the morning he signed an action plan for a strategic reorientation of EU structural funds for Italy, to enhance investments in growth and jobs, after a conference with the presidents of eight Italian regions. In the afternoon he visited the historic site of Pompeii which last year and recently was hit by heavy storms and rainfall, which led to the destruction of some precious parts of this world renowned cultural and touristic attraction. The Commissioner and the Italian authorities have agreed on an action plan, which will lead to the investment of 105 million Euro, European and national contributions combined, to ensure that Pompeii will stand the elements of time.