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Commissioner Hahn celebrates European Cooperation Day

19/09/2012

Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn yesterday launched the first European Cooperation Day (ECD) at the European Parliament in Brussels. The ECD will be on 21st September and aims to celebrate the achievements of European regions and countries working together across borders. More than 200 events will take place on the same day across Europe in 40 countries, both in EU member states and neighbouring countries.

Speaking from the European Parliament, Commissioner Hahn said: "Territorial cooperation projects help build trust. They foster mutual understanding. They are essential ingredients of European integration. They bring communities together – this is the European Union in action".

The Commissioner Hahn will also take part in ECD celebrations in Vienna and will attend the opening of an EU-funded bridge at the Austrian/Slovakian border.

For more information, see the press release and Commissioner Hahn's speech.