Navigation path

Headline

Statement by Commissioner Hahn on the new structure of the Commission as announced by President-elect Juncker

Statement by Commissioner Hahn on the new structure of the Commission as announced by President-elect Juncker

10/09/2014

Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn said :

"I welcome the strong team as announced by President-elect Juncker and look forward to working with my colleagues. I am honoured and thrilled that the President elect has entrusted me with this important portfolio for the EU which comprises the ample responsibilities of Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.

I will now begin to prepare for my hearing at the European Parliament and look forward to this important exchange with MEPs.

The EU's relations with its neighbours to the East and south are more important than ever – and more challenging -, and I am looking forward to working closely with the future High Representative Federica  Mogherini on this. Neighbourhood policy is close to my heart. It is in many way a natural progression from the work I have been doing as Regional Policy Commissioner. Building connections, helping regions to stand on their own feet, and through concrete action delivering to promote  security and prosperity and communicating European values – I look forward to the hearing at the European Parliament and starting work as soon as possible.

In the meantime though, we will continue with the important work under Regional Policy.  I am proud through our reform of EU Cohesion Policy we have transformed this tool into a real investment policy, help bring about Europe's key goals from creating competiveness, jobs, tackling climate change, energy dependency. I wish my successor all the very best in carrying on the vital work we have begun."

The new structure of the Juncker Commission

Keynote speech at the "Europe Day" of the Austrian Chamber of Economy

Keynote speech at the "Europe Day" of the Austrian Chamber of Economy

15/09/2014
Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn today gave a keynote speech on the occasion of the "Europe Day" of the Austrian Chamber of Economy which was dedicated to the reform of Cohesion Policy and in particular to the support of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) in the 2014-2020 period. In his speech the Commissioner highlighted the expectation to double funding for SME in the new funding period. He stressed also the importance of access of SME to financial instruments which are also a priority in SME funding for 2014-2020. "The SMEs are the backbone of Europe's economy. They are key to creating jobs and that's why the reform ...

15/09/2014
Keynote speech at the "Europe Day" of the Austrian Chamber of Economy

15/09/2014
Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes - State of Play

10/09/2014
Statement by Commissioner Hahn on the new structure of the Commission as announced by President-elect Juncker

09/09/2014
Commissioner Hahn calls on Member States to assume responsibility at the Cohesion Forum and honour their commitments so projects are not jeopardised

08/09/2014
Commissioner Hahn's opening speech at the 6th Cohesion Forum: Restoring growth and jobs – How can Cohesion Policy contribute to a sustainable recovery of EU?

08/09/2014
Growths and jobs for Lithuania: Commissioner Hahn and Minister Sadzius welcome adoption of Lithuania's programme for EU regional funding from 2014-2020

05/09/2014
Investment for lasting growth and jobs: development and good governance in the spotlight at the Sixth Cohesion Forum

29/08/2014
Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Hungary on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

27/08/2014
EU Solidarity Fund: Commission moves to help Italy, Greece, Slovenia and Croatia after flood, earthquake and ice storm disasters

26/08/2014
Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with The Czech Republic on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

22/08/2014
Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with The Netherlands on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

12/08/2014
First 2014-2020 ERDF Operational Programme adopted!

08/08/2014
Commission adopts a "Partnership Agreement" with France on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs over the period 2014 2020

07/08/2014
Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Bulgaria on use of EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

06/08/2014
Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement' with Romania for EU Structural and Investment Funds, 2014-2020

30/07/2014
Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Portugal on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020

24/07/2014
Commissioner Hahn visits Thessaly (Greece)

23/07/2014
6th 'Cohesion Report' confirms Energy efficiency, job creation and SME support as the main target of investments