9 blog posts
  • Joint op-ed by EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Jordanian Minister N. Fakhoury
    Published by Johannes Hahn2 June 2016

    Joint op-ed by EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Jordanian Minister N. Fakhoury

    Unleashing the potential of the Mediterranean
    0 comments
  • A wake-up call for Europe: time for a stronger and coherent Union!
    Published by Johannes Hahn1 January 2016

    A wake-up call for Europe: time for a stronger and coherent Union!

    Looking back at the last year, we realise that something has changed fundamentally for Europe. 2015 was a year of multiple, deep crises: the Greek financial crisis; the refugee crisis and finally, a crisis of confidence concerning our capacity to secure and defend our open societies and the fundamental values upon which the EU is based.
    0 comments
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: No time to lose to reform the country!
    And finally an agreement! Announcement to the press in Skopje
    Published by Johannes Hahn24 July 2015

    Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: No time to lose to reform the country!

    Last week, when I headed to Skopje for another mediation mission, I was fully aware of the urgency of facilitating a political agreement. For too long, the country had suffered from a deep partisan polarisation.
    0 comments
  • Southern Neighbourhood: Security as a major challenge
    Published by Johannes Hahn2 July 2015

    Southern Neighbourhood: Security as a major challenge

    In the last two weeks much attention has understandably been focused on Greece.
    0 comments
  • Riga Summit: A strong but differentiated partnership
    Published by Johannes Hahn26 May 2015

    Riga Summit: A strong but differentiated partnership

    After days of intensive and ultimately successful negotiations at the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Riga, the European Union must now swiftly move to the follow-up of the substantial commitments as outlined in the Joint Summit Declaration*.
    0 comments
  • Reflections on Europe Day
    Published by Johannes Hahn9 May 2015

    Reflections on Europe Day

    Europe Day is an occasion for celebration, but also for reflection. In 1950, the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political and economic cooperation in Europe, which would make war in Europe unthinkable. This was the decisive step for the creation of a united Europe, and the first chapter in our European success story.
    0 comments
  • Western Balkans 6 summit : building networks, connecting people
    Published by Johannes Hahn24 April 2015

    Western Balkans 6 summit : building networks, connecting people

    It is always a pleasure to receive my counterparts from South East Europe. But having the opportunity to welcome all six Prime Ministers from the Western Balkans countries together in Brussels on the very same day is a special treat indeed.
    0 comments
  • 20 years after the launch of the Barcelona process
    Published by Johannes Hahn17 April 2015

    20 years after the launch of the Barcelona process

    This week I spent two intensive working days in Barcelona where I co-chaired, together with HRVP Mogherini, the Informal Ministerial Meeting with our Southern Neighborhood partners. The meeting was a consultation with the Southern partners in the context of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) Review launched on 4 March.
    0 comments
  • European Neighbourhood Policy reloaded
    NEAR
    Published by Johannes Hahn1 April 2015

    European Neighbourhood Policy reloaded

    Strengthening the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) is one of my key tasks as EU Commissioner. The purpose of this policy is clear: the EU must be better at defending the interests and values of its citizens through its relations with partners in its East and South.
    0 comments