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19/10/2012
Commissioner Hahn talks to Greek Governors in Athens
Engineering Recovery and Growth with Cohesion Policy in Greece

Speech to the Governors of the Greek Regions, AthensPDF

11/10/2012
OPEN DAYS 2012
Competition, state aid and regional development

Speech at the OPEN DAYS 2012, BrusselsPDF

08/10/2012
Opening session of the OPEN DAYS 2012
Regional Policy at the Heart of the EU Agenda

Speech at the opening session of the OPEN DAYS 2012, European Parliament, BrusselsPDF

05/10/2012
Cohesion Policy 2014-2020: Priorities for Poland

Speech at the Annual Review Meeting for 2011, WarsawPDF

04/10/2012
Commissioner Hahn speaking at the Conference of Peripheral Regions
Speech at the 40th Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

Speech at the 40h Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions in Bialystok, PolandPDF

02/10/2012
Evidence of the success of EU-funded infrastructure projects; Need to advance

Speech at the BEPA (Bureau of European Policy Advisers of the European Commission) Conference on Connecting Europe Facility, Brussels PDF

18/09/2012
Commissioner Hahn and Mrs Danuta Hübner
European Cooperation Day - Sharing borders, growing closer

Speech at the kick-off event of European Cooperation Day at the European Parliament, Brussels PDF

03/07/2012
Commissioner Hahn
The Outermost Regions, an integral part of an innovating European Union

Speech at the 2nd Outermost Regions Forum, BrusselsPDF

02/07/2012
Speech by Commissioner Hahn on 26 June 2012

General Affairs Council, LuxembourgPDF

18/06/2012
Commissioner Hahn
The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: improving our focus on results

Keynote Speech at the 3rd Annual Baltic Sea Forum, CopenhagenPDF

15/06/2012
Transforming Regional Economies: The Power of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation

Opening address at the conference 'Regions for Economic Change', BrusselsPDF

30/05/2012
Cohesion policy: an opportunity for Croatia

Split University, SplitPDF

29/05/2012
Commissioner Hahn's intervention at the Committee for Regional Development -in German-

European Parliament, BrusselsPDF

21/05/2012
Cohesion Policy for growth and jobs in the EU

Forum Europa, MadridPDF

11/05/2012
A Common Strategic Framework for cohesion policy, rural development and fisheries funds for the period 2014-2020

Committee of the Regions, Brussels PDF

07/05/2012
Searching for growth and jobs in times of austerity measures in the EU

Conference "Searching for growth and jobs in times of austerity measures in the EU", Brussels PDF

25/04/2012
Cohesion Policy in support of growth and jobs

480th plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels PDF

23/03/2012
Cohesion Policy in support of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

Conference on the future of cohesion policy, Prague PDF

22/03/2012
Commission's proposal for a reformed Cohesion Policy

Informal Ministerial Meeting of Visegrad countries, Prague PDF

05/03/2012
The contribution of Regional Policy to put innovation at the centre of the European growth map

European Business & Innovation Centre Network's Annual Reception "Smart and specialised networks for smart and specialised strategies", Brussels PDF

24/02/2012
Regional policy as the tool to deliver growth via investment in energy-efficiency and innovation

Conference on the future of cohesion policy in Larnaca, CyprusPDF

16/02/2012
Harnessing urban potential - working together for a smart, sustainable, and inclusive Europe

Opening address at the First Urban Forum in Brussels. Commissioner Hahn launches a direct dialogue with Europe's cities to give them their voice on new proposals for urban policy presented last October, which included ambitious plans to earmark funds for cities.

03/02/2012
Cohesion Policy in support of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

Official visit to the region of Noord Brabant PDF

16/01/2012
Future of Cohesion Policy: Improving results and focus on specific themes

Meeting with French Elected Representatives Paris.

24-25/11/2011
Priorities for Cohesion Policy: concentrating efforts and investments

Commissioner Hahn attended the informal meeting of EU ministers for Cohesion Policy in Poznan on Poland on 24 and 25 November, where the new proposals to reform the policy were discussed. All EU Member States showed agreement on the necessity to reform and to focus future investments on specific priorities as innovation, energy efficiency, research infrastructure and the active support of new small companies, to realise the Europe 2020 Strategy on the ground.

Priorities for Cohesion Policy: concentrating efforts and investments PDF

22/11/2011
Investing in our regions: optimizing the impact of joint European, national and regional efforts

Conference 'Towards an optimal cohesion policy for Europe' PDF

04/11/2011
Opening Speech : Outermost Regions Conference of Presidents

EU's Outermost Regions have assets and capacity to develop own unique selling points PDF

26/10/2011
Keynote speech at a Conference on the future of Cohesion Policy

Future of the EU cohesion policy PDF

25/10/2011
Translating Good Intentions into Hard Facts

2nd Annual Baltic Forum, 25 October 2011 PDF

24/10/2011
The future EU cohesion policy: Investing in Europe's cities

Conference on "Effective instruments for territorial development", Warsaw, 24 October 2011 PDF

10-13/10/2011
OPEN DAYS 2011
European Week of Regions and Cities (OPEN DAYS 2011)

Cohesion Policy after 2013 - improving impact, focusing on Europe 2020 strategy - SPEECH: Opening remarks from Commissioner Hahn of the Open Days, the 9th European Week of Regions ans Cities,at the European Parliament, 10 October 2011

Recipes for successful Regional Policy - EU and China, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia share experiences - MEMO: "Background information for Third countries interested in EU Regional Policy"

Smart specialisation strategies for Regional Policy - Opening adress by Commissioner Johanness Hahn, 12 October 2011

30/09/2011
  30 September 2011 - "Die zukünftigen Strukturfondsverordnungen: Werden sie zu einer verbessertern Kohäsionspolitik beitragen können?"

Keynote speech by Johannes HAHN, European Commissioner for Regional Policy - Assembly of European Regions (AER) - Brussels - RECORDED SPEECH

14/09/2011
European regional policy: investing in the benefit of us all

Brussels Press Club, 14 September 2011 PDF

01/09/2011
European Regional Science Association Congress

Barcelona, 1 September 2011 - Commissioner Hahn's speech PDF

21/07/2011
Building a  common future as incentive for economic growth

Visit to Cyprus - Speech Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn to the Greek and Turkish Cypriots - Nicosia, 21 July 2011 PDF

06/07/2011
Polish Presidency Conference on Evidence Based Cohesion Policy

Gdansk - Opening address - 7 July 2011 PDF

25/06/2011
Commissioner Hahn is launching the Peace Bridge in Derry/Londonderry

Northern Ireland - Peace Bridge Opening - 25 June 2011 PDF

29/04/2011
Danube Strategy: Forum for EU and non EU states to cooperate and learn from each other

Vukovar Danube Conference - Croatia, Vukovar, 29 April 2011 PDF

19/04/2011
Improving the impact of Cohesion Policy through an integrated place-based approach

Keynote address at the Regional Studies Association International Conference - Newcastle, 19 April 2011 PDF

12/04/2011
Nachhaltige Entwicklung für unsere Regionen: investieren in Wachstum und Umwelt

"Sustainable energy week" - Brussels, 12 April 2011 PDF

31/03/2011
"Achievements and future Developments of cohesion policy"

Opening speech of Commissioner Johannes Hahn - High level meeting on the future of Cohesion Policy, Budapest, 31st March 2011 PDF

29/03/2011
Keynote speech "Will the EU's troubled convergence debate mean greater divergence between Member States?"

Friends of Europe - Roundtable "The EU's newcomers weigh its costs and benefits", Brussels, 29 March 2011, Brussels PDF

28/02/2011
The Future of Cities Speech at Chatham House, London, 28th February 2011
The Future of Cities Speech at Chatham House, London, 28th February 2011PDF
09/02/2011
Water and regional development - Speech at the "Intergroup Water", European Parliament, 9th February 2011
Water and regional developmen - Speech at the "Intergroup Water", European Parliament, 9th February 2011PDF
01/02/2011
Europe 2020 - New challenges for economic, social and territorial cohesion The 5th Cohesion Forum Brussels, 1st February 2011
Europe 2020 - New challenges for economic, social and territorial cohesion The 5th Cohesion Forum Brussels, 1st February 2011PDF
31/01/2011
Welcome address on the occasion of the opening of Cohesion Forum
Welcome address on the occasion of the opening of Cohesion ForumPDF
10/12/2010
Greece: EU funds support economic recovery
Commissioner Johannes Hahn was in Athens on 10 December 2010 for a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, and other members of the government responsible for implementing EU regional policy.PDF
30/11/2010
Opening speech at the Budgetary Control Committee discharge hearing
Opening speech at the Budgetary Control Committee discharge hearing, European ParliamentPDF
29/11/2010
Jeremie and Jessica: Towards successful implementation
Speech for the opening of the conference on Jeremie and Jessica: Towards successful implementation - Liège, BelgiumPDF
23/11/2010
Conditionality linked to cohesion policy
Informal meeting of the ministers responsible for Regional Policy - Liège, BelgiumPDF
22/11/2010
Opening of the Informal meeting of the ministers responsible for Regional Policy
Informal meeting of the ministers responsible for Regional Policy - Liège, BelgiumPDF
10/11/2010
The Future of Cohesion Policy Speaking points - Brussels
Press Conference on the 5th Cohesion Report BrusselsPDF
28/10/2010
Opening Session of the XVI Conference of the Presidents of the Outermost Regions - Tenerife
Opening Session of the XVI Conference of the Presidents of the Outermost RegionsPDF
22/10/2010
Annual conference of the Association of European Border Regions - Dundalk
Annual conference of the Association of European Border RegionsPDF
14/10/2010
Forum EU Strategy Baltic Sea Region Speech
Forum EU Strategy Baltic Sea RegionPDF
04/10/2010
Open Days - 8th European Week of Regions and Cities Opening Speech
Opening Session of the OPEN DAYS 2010PDF
01/10/2010
Territorial Cooperation: A key element for the future of Cohesion Policy - Tournai
Celebrating 20 Years of Territorial Cooperation and looking beyond 2013PDF
27/09/2010
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy - Joining Forces for a Common Danube Strategy - Belgrade
The Danube Strategy Implementation and Financing High-Level MeetingPDF
24/09/2010
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy - Lessons learned from the global economic crisis for the Baltic Sea regions - Riga
Conference on the EU Baltic Sea Strategy for a Competitive RegionPDF
13/09/2010
20th Anniversary of FEDARENE at the Committee of the Regions
20th Anniversary of FEDARENE at the Committee of the RegionsPDF
29/08/2010
EUROPA-FORUM Alpbach - Entwurf und Wirklichkeit
EUROPA-FORUM AlpbachPDF
22/06/2010
Cities delivering smart, sustainable and socially inclusive growth - Towards a strong urban dimension of EU cohesion policy - Toledo
Informal ministerial meeting on urban developmentPDF
08/06/2010
Ten-T Days 2010, Closing Session - Zaragoza
Ten-T Days 2010, Closing Session - ZaragozaPDF
27/05/2010
First Forum on the Outermost Regions (RUP)
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy - First Forum on the Outermost (RUP) - BrusselsPDF
10/05/2010
Important Driving Factor for Improvement of Economy and Environment
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy Danube Strategy - Important Driving Factor for Improvement of Economy and Environment - Conference on the Danube Strategy Ruse - BulgariaPDF
07/05/2010
Signing Ceremony of the Joint Memorandum on outermost regions
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy - Signing Ceremony of the Joint Memorandum on outermost regions - Ministerial Conference - Las PalmasPDF
19/04/2010
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy Evaluation of ERDF Objectives, 2000-2006
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy Evaluation of ERDF Objectives, 2000-2006 - Debate on Synthesis Report at Bibliothèque Solvay BrusselsPDF
15/03/2010
Regions as Driving Forces for Innovation - Conference on the Week of the Innovative Regions of Europe (WIRE) - Granada
Conference on the Week of the Innovative Regions of Europe (WIRE) - GranadaPDF
25/02/2010
Stakeholders as Primary Partners to Further Develop Danube Region - Danube Summit - Budapest
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy Stakeholders as Primary Partners to Further Develop Danube Region - Danube Summit BudapestPDF
25/02/2010
Optimising our Efforts for the Danube Region - Danube Summit - Budapest
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy Optimising our Efforts for the Danube Region - Danube Summit BudapestPDF
19/02/2010
Regional Policy as Essential Part of the 2020 Strategy - Informal Council of Ministers for Regional Policy - Zaragoza
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy Regional Policy as Essential Part of the 2020 Strategy - Informal Council of Ministers for Regional Policy ZaragozaPDF
10/02/2010
Working towards a greener and cleaner Baltic Sea region - Baltic Sea Action Summit - Helsinki
Johannes Hahn Commissioner for Regional Policy Working towards a greener and cleaner Baltic Sea region - Baltic Sea Action Summit HelsinkiPDF