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Commissioner Hahn in Wildbad Kreuth: Strong regions for Europe's growth

(15 January 2014)

Commissioner Hahn in Wildbad Kreuth: Strong regions for Europe's growth

Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy Johannes Hahn spoke on 15 January at the Conclave conference of the parliamentary party of the German Party Christian Social Union in Wildbad Kreuth, Germany.

He emphasized the crucial role of European municipalities and regions for economic growth. Public investment would be made to more than 60 % by sub-regional authorities. He added "Regional policy is the EU's growth policy". After its fundamental reform in the past year, the focus of EU investment in the new funding period from 2014 will be the promotion of economic and business development.

The Commissioner also underlined the diversity of the 274 regions in the EU and called for an honest discussion about which task should be solved at what political level. "Europe is colorful - that's part of the charm of Europe," he said. Commissioner Hahn attended this conference at the invitation of the CSU chairman of the Bavarian Parliament, Thomas Kreuzer.

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