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Europe in Action: The EU's Danube Strategy One Year On

26/11/2012

On 27-28 November, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn will be co-hosting the First Annual Forum of the Danube Strategy in Regensburg, Bavaria alongside Ministers from the Region. The forum, which will also be attended by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is celebrating the results of the first year of the Strategy.

Before the Forum, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn said, "This Strategy is making a major contribution to the competitiveness of this part of Europe. Projects are gathering momentum and are already delivering results. In Regensburg we will be discussing how to make the strategy as effective as possible in bringing changes that will have a real impact on the lives of people throughout the region: now and in the EU's next spending period."

The Danube Strategy is finding common solutions across 14 countries- 8 EU member states and 6 non- members- to shared challenges in fields from transport to security, tourism to environment, energy, employment and growth.

Representatives from the 14 countries involved in the Strategy, including numerous Ministers and State Secretaries will be attending the Annual Forum to take stock and plot the way ahead. Alongside them will be leading figures from the private sector, regional business, civil society, and academics. Chancellor Merkel will join them on November 28th for the keynote speech at 14:15.

More information in the press release.