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Commissioner Hahn welcomes adoption of Partnership Agreement in Slovakia

(25 June 2014)

Commissioner Hahn welcomes adoption of Partnership Agreement in Slovakia

Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn was in Slovakia on 24 June to launch together with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico the adoption of the Partnership Agreement for Slovakia setting up the strategy and priorities for the use of EU funds in 2014-2020. At the press conference he congratulated Mr Fico on the Partnership Agreement and mentioned that Slovakia could be a model for others. The Commissioner also stressed the importance of EU funds for Slovakia as they make up more than 80% of country's public investment and that Europe should focus on its ability to innovate: "If we underperform in research and innovation, we will continue to struggle with competitiveness", he said.