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Commissioner Hahn at the Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers from the Danube region

24/10/2012

Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn attended on 22 October the second informal meeting of Foreign Ministers from the Danube Region in St Pölten, Austria. It was opened by Mr Erwin Pröll, Governor of the Austrian region Lower Austria.

The Commissioner welcomed the results of the Macro Regional EU Strategy for the Danube region just one year after its implementation: an action plan with priority areas has been put in place, cooperation between the Danube states is being enhanced through the National Contact Points. The navigability on the Danube river and cooperation in research and innovation are some of the key issues being addressed. 73 new EU co funded projects which aim at implementing the Danube Strategy have already started.