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Commissioner Hahn inaugurates the new premises of ESPON in Luxembourg

(13 March 2013)

Commissioner Hahn inaugurates the new premises of ESPON in Luxembourg

On 12 March, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn went to Luxembourg for the inauguration of the new premises of the European Spatial Planning Observation Network ("ESPON" in English, l'Observatoire en réseau de l’aménagement du territoire européen, "ORATE" in French).

On this occasion, he was accompanied by Marco Schank, Minister for Housing of Luxembourg and Minister Delegate for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Peter Mehlbye, Director of the Coordination Unit of ESPON, and Romain Diederich, Government's First Advisor to the Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure of Luxembourg.

The mission of the centre is to produce studies, analyses and prospective reports on the development of regions, cities and other larger areas in order to contribute to a harmonious development of the European territory in the framework of the EU regional policy.

Press article in "Luxemburger Wort".