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"Vienna played a central role as a bridge to the Member States who joined the EU in 2004", said Commissioner Hahn at the Vienna City Hall

(08 May 2014)

Commissioner Hahn delivered a key note speech today at the event "Vienna for Europe - Europe for Vienna" at the Vienna City Hall. At the festive event on the occasion of Europe's Day and the 10th anniversary of EU enlargement the Commissioner highlighted Vienna's central role as a bridge to the Member States who joined the EU in 2004 as well as for the Danube Strategy: He said, "These days we celebrate Europe as a peace project. Cities are playing an active role in securing social peace, which is equally important". The Commissioner stressed also the importance of cities in achieving the Europe 2020 goals saying "Vienna demonstrates how cities can develop their potential and connect with other cities, benefitting also wider regions".