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Going local: Commissioner Hahn at the Waldviertel Economic Forum in Lower Austria

13/09/2012

On Sunday, 9 September, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn took part in the Waldviertel Economic Forum in Zwettl, Lower Austria. This gave him the opportunity to address more than 100 companies of the region. The Commissioner presented the plans for the region under the future funding period and engaged in a lively debate with the entrepreneurs. Apart from regional policy issues also "hot topics" such as the situation in Greece, the future of the euro-zone and the worrying unemployment in Europe were discussed. The Commissioner also responded to critical comments and concerns e.g. about the administrative burden when it comes to applying for EU funds. He stressed that this issue will be tackled and further improved in the new funding period.