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18 December 2012 - Josef Pühringer, Governor of the Land of Upper Austria, presents a "light of peace" to Viviane Reding, Vice President of the EC in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy and Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action


06 December 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives students from the "Centre international de Formation Européenne" to discuss current European policy issues


06 December 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Minister-President of the German-Speaking Community of Belgium and President of the Association of European Border Regions


6 December 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives British Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore

5 December 2012 - Commissioner Hahn has been presented with a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on smart specialisation

4 December 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets eight Members of the European Parliament from the Outermost Regions

4 December 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank, to discuss how regional funding can be better absorbed by the Member States in the 2014-2020 period

3 December 2012 - Commissioner Hahn in Copenhagen, Denmark

27-28 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn co-hosts the first Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region in Regensburg, Germany

26 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets members of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Salzburger Erwachsenenbildung (working group on adult education of Salzburg, Austria) to discuss the role of life-long learning for regional development, especially in the rural areas

26 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Constantinos Yiorkadjis, Mayor of Nicosia, to discuss future Urban policy in Nicosia

22 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mrs Rovana Plumb, Romanian Minister for Environment and Forests, to discuss the state of play of corrective measures which Romania already implemented for the Commission to resume payments for the Operational Programme Environment

22 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Petr Necas, Czech Prime Minister, to discuss current implementation issues and investment priorities in Czech Republic for the future programming period

21 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn attends a panel discussion on "Democracy and citizens’ participation in the EU", Brussels

19 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives The Foreign Ministers of 8 countries fom the Adriatic and Ionian region - Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina-

14 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Mr Mihai Nicolae Tanasescu, the new Romanian Vice President of the European Investment Bank

13 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn met Greek Minister Hatzidakis to discuss implementation of priority projects

12 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Volker Kauder, Chairman of the CDU/CSU-Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag

12 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mrs Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Minister President of the German Land Saarland

9 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn in Slovakia

7-8 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn in Portugal

7 November 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives the Austrian Bishop's conference for an open exchange of views on the future of Europe

25 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Markus Wallner, Governor of Vorarlberg, to discuss current challenges of regional development and the future cohesion policy funding for the region

24 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn crosses the Danube river on the the Vidin-Calafat Bridge

22 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn at the Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers from the Danube region in St Pölten, Austria

19-20 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn in Greece

12 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn participates in the conference of Alpine states and regions, Innsbruck

9 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets the winners of the photo competition 'Europe in my Region' during the OPEN DAYS 2012, Brussels

8-9 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn at the OPEN DAYS 2012, Brussels

4-5 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn in Bialystok and Warsaw, Poland

3 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Brendan Howlin, Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to discuss the upcoming Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the future regional policy

2 October 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mrs Marie-Guite Dufay, President of the Regional Council of Franche-Comté, to discuss the French/Swiss cross border cooperation

27-29 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Iceland

25 September 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn receives Mr Ovidiu Silaghi, the Romanian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure to discuss the state of implementation of EU funded projects and identify the actions needed to improve the absorption of EU funds

25 September 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn receives the Romanian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Daniel Constantin, to discuss actions to improve the absorption of EU funds.

25 September 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn receives Committee of the Region's President Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso on 25 September to discuss the latest developments in the legislative process concerning the next phase of structural funds (2014-2020) and the perspectives of the ongoing negotiations on the Multi-annual Financial Framework

25 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Assunção Cristas, Portuguese Minister for Agriculture, Maritime Affairs, Environment and Regional Planning to discuss the strategic reprogramming of regional funds

24 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Miguel Arias Cañete, Spanish Minister for Agriculture, Food and Environment to discuss the potential mobilization of the EU Solidarity Fund after the fires in Spain

22 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn participates in the opening ceremony of a bridge in Schlosshof at the Slovak/Austrian border

21 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn celebrates European Cooperation Day in Vienna

20 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets a group of students from Styria during their trip to Brussels and informes them first-hand about the recent political developments in Europe

18 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Torsten Albig, Minister-President of the Land of Schleswig-Holstein

18 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn to kick-off European Cooperation Day at the European Parliament

12-16 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn visits the Outermost Region the Azores and attends the 18th Conference of Presidents of Outermost Regions

9 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn speaks at the Waldviertel Economic Forum in Zwettl, Lower Austria

4 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives a delegation from the Landtag of Lower Austria

4 September 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Romanian Minister for Environment, Ms Rovana Plumb, to discuss the current challenges in implementing the European structural funds and possible measures needed for improving the absorption rate

24 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets M. Leonard Orban, Romanian Minister for European Affairs

23 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Ministers for Foreign Affairs to discuss the Adriatic Ionian Stragtegy

19 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn visits projects in Noord-Nederland (NL)

18 July 2012 – Commissioner Johannes Hahn meeting Governor of Upper Austria, Josef Pühringer

16 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn visits the German speaking Community of Belgium in Eupen

12-13 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets the new Greek government in Athens

11 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Kamil Jankovský, Czech Minister for Local Development

10 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Presidents of the Mediterranean Alps Euroregions

9 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn participates in the 2012 Conference of the Ministers for Research of the Danube countries in Ulm, Germany

6 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn participates in the first meeting of the Commission College with the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Nicosia

2 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets presidents of Outermost Regions during 2nd Forum in Brussels

2 July 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Mr Victorin Lurel, French Minister for Overseas, to discuss the new strategy for the EU's Outermost Regions which was adopted by the Commission on 20th June

30 June - 1 July 2012 - Danube Strategy: Commissioner Hahn in Bulgaria
30 June - 1 July 2012 - Danube Strategy: Commissioner Hahn in Bulgaria

Visit of the Vidin infrastucture of the Calafat-Vidin bridge

Joint Bulgarian-Romanian exercise for solving a crisis situation on the Danube river

Opening ceremony of the Traika motorway

30 June 2012 - Danube Strategy: Commissioner Hahn in Romania

Visit of the Hydroelectric Power Plant Iron Gates I

Conference "Harnessing the Power of Innovation in developing Romanian-Bulgarian Cross-Border Cooperation in the field of Competitiveness"

Visit of the RIS Center for coordination for the Inland Navigation

Visit of the remains of the Apolodor Bridge and the Drobeta Roman Fortress

Visit of the "Cetate Cultural Port"

Visit of the Calafat infrastructure of the Calafat-Vidin bridge

29 June 2012 - Danube Strategy: Commissioner Hahn in Serbia

Opening and visit of the new Science and Technology Park building in Novi Sad

Visit of the "Zezelj" bridge construction site

Presentation of Commissioner Johannes Hahn during the traditional annual celebrations of "Danube Day" in Belgrade

29 June 2012 - Danube Strategy: Commissioner Hahn in Croatia

Visit of the project Business Incubator BIOS

Signature of the text for the cornerstone laying ceremony for the construction of the new EU-funded "Business Incubator BIOS" hall

Visit of the project site "De-mining Programme in war affected areas"

Meeting with National Contact Points stakeholders and press conference

28 June 2012 - Danube Strategy: Commissioner Hahn in Hungary

Meetings with Hungarian government representatives

Visit of the project Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant

Visit of the Port of Mohacs

28 June 2012 - Danube Strategy: Commissioner Hahn in Slovakia

Meetings with Slovakian government representatives

Visit of the project Gabcikovo Dam

27 June 2012 - Danube Strategy: Commissioner Hahn visits seven Danube countries

Launch event at the Danube (Marina Vienna) with Commissioner Hahn and Foreign Minister Spindelegger

Visit of the Vienna Central Station, an important project within the EU Danube Strategy

Meetings with Austrian stakeholders of the EU Danube Strategy

Visit of the Integrated River Engineering Project on the Danube East of Vienna (Flussbauliches Gesamtprojekt)

21 June 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets with Romanian minister for Business Environment Mr Lucian Isar to discuss the state of play regarding the use of EU structural funds for small companies and other business related projects.

14 June 2012 - Commissioner Hahn presents the RegioStars Awards 2012

8 June 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Vojtech Belling, Czech Secretary of State for European Affairs, to discuss the state of play of the implementation by the Czech authorities of an Action Plan improving management and control systems for EU funds

8 June 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives a group of Austrian regional political representatives who have been nominated as "EU local councillors" in the framework of a joint communication initiative of the Austrian Foreign Ministry and the Commission Representation in Vienna

5 June 2012 - Commissioner Hahn in Hungary

4 June 2012 - Commissioner Hahn in Sardinia, Italy

3 June 2012 - Commissioner Hahn visits the area devastated by the earthquakes of 20 and 29 May in Modena, Italy

1 June 2012 - Commissioner Hahn in the Autonomous Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

29 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Neven Mimica, Croatian Deputy Prime Minister

24-25 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Croatia

Bilateral meetings and visit of the main rail station in Zagreb:

Visit of the Centre for Food and Biotechnology in Zadar:

Panel discussion on "Structural Funds for Croatia: the New Cohesion Policy 2014-2020" at the Split University:

21 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Madrid

15 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Miroslav Kalousek, Czech Minister of Finance, to discuss the aspect of centralisation of the audit function under the Ministry of Finance to tackle efficiently management problems of EU funds in the Czech Republic

15 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum

15 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Brendan Howlin, Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, to discuss the future of cohesion policy in advance of the Irish Presidency in first semester 2013

15 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Michal Boni, Polish Minister of Administration and Digitization, to discuss the implementation of projects in Communication and Information Technology (ICT) in Poland, which aim at establishing an electronic administration -"e-government"- and increasing the innovativeness of the economy through ICT

10 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Victor Ponta, new Prime Minister of Romania, to discuss the implementation of EU-funds and the future cohesion policy for the next programming period 2014-2020

10 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Autonomous Region of Murcia and First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions to discuss the priorities of Mr Valcárcel Siso once he will be President of the Committee of the Regions as well as the current situation in the region of Murcia which was hit by an earthquake mid-2011

9 May 2012 - Commissioner Hahn attends the Europe Day celebrations in Austria

23 April 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Ms Elzbieta Bienkowska, Polish Minister for Regional Development and Mr Slawomir Nowak, Polish Minister for Transport, to discuss the state of play of the implementation of railway projects in Poland

19-20 April 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Wales

19 April 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in London

30 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Latvia

29 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Lithuania

27 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Johann Seitinger, member of the Austrian regional government of Steiermark

27 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Branko Grcic to discuss preparations for Croatia's accession to the EU in 2013, in particular for the very significant increase in EU funding once Croatia is a Member State

26 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Mr Renzo Tondo, President of the Autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia to discuss the future of cohesion policy, crossborder cooperation and regional state aid

26 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets UK Europe Minister David Lidington to discuss ongoing discussions in the Council of Ministers on the Commission's proposals for reform of Cohesion Policy and for the next Multiannual Financial Framework

22-23 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Prague

21 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn takes part in the signing ceremony of the "Greek Small as Medium-Sized Entreprises Guarantee Scheme" in Athens

19-20 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets new Romanian government in Bucharest

14 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Mr. Peter Jankowitsch, President of the Austrian-French Centre, to discuss the possibility of a European Alpine macro-regional strategy

14 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Mrs. Anna Diamantopoulou, New Greek Minister for National Development, Competitiveness and Shipping

12 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn visits Madrid to establish contacts with the new Spanish Government

 07 March 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn meets in an extraordinary meeting with the ministers of European Affairs of all German Bundesländer (regions), when visiting Brussels. The importance of an approriate budget for the next financial planning period was the main focus of the meeting

 06 March 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets government of Sachsen-Anhalt in Brussels' representation

 6 March 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn, together with his colleague Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Energy, receives a group of regional members of parliament from the German region of Rheinland-Pfalz

 28 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Slovakia

 27 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Prof. Dr. Helga Nowotny, President of the European Research Council to exchange views on the complementarity between regional policy and excellence research in the light of future investments

 27 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn meets Mr Carwyn Jones, Prime Minister of Wales, to discuss Commissioner Hahn's upcoming visit to Wales, foreseen for Mid-April

 27 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn visits Cyprus

 21 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Ms Lilyana Pavlova, Bulgarian Minister for Regional Development

 20 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to discuss ongoing common initiatives of the European Commission as regards Regional Policy and the EIB

 20 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Paulino Rivero Baute, President of the Government of Canaries and Chairman of the Conference of the Presidents of the Outermost Regions of the European Union

 17 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Alexandru Nazare, Romanian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

 16 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn launches a direct dialogue with Europe's cities at the first Urban Forum in Brussels

 15 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Carsten Hansen, Danish Minister for Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs

 15 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Ms Catiuscia Marini, President of the Italian region of Umbria

 15 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Giorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

 15 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Ms Emilia Müller, the Minister for Federal and European Affairs of the Bavarian State Chancellery

 15 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn receives Polish regional governors

 13 February 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn receives His Excellency the Ambassador Selim Yenel, Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the EU

 03 February 2012 - Commissioner Hahn visits Dutch province of Noord-Brabant

 02 February 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn attends the Informal Competitiveness Council in Copenhagen

 31 January 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn received in Brussels Mr Stephan Mayer, Chairman of the subcommittee on regional economic policy of the German Bundestag

 30 January 2012 - Commissioner Johannes Hahn received in Brussels Mr. Kamil Jankovsky, Czech minister for Regional development.

 30 January 2012 - Commissioner Hahn received Mr Leonard Orban, Romanian Minister for European Affairs.

 22 January 2012 - Commissioner Hahn visits Bulgaria.

On Sunday 22 January Commissioner attended the inauguration ceremony of the new Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev. He also met with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Tomislav Donchev, Minister responsible for EU funds. In the afternoon the Commissioner attended signing ceremony between Bulgaria, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

During the meeting with Prime Minister Borissov and Minister Donchev various issues were discussed, like the latest developments on the absorption of structural funds, the preparation for the next programming period (2014-20) or the Danube Strategy.

The signing the Memoranda of Understanding between Bulgaria and three important International Financial Institutions is an important step towards speeding-up absorption of Funds and maximising its impact on the Bulgarian economy. The institutions will send experts to Bulgaria to help national officials in handling EU procedures for regional development projects in order to increase the concrete and correct use of EU funding.

 18 January 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in Italy

 16 January 2012 - Commissioner Hahn's visit in France

 

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