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  • Deepening relations with neighbours of the EU to the south and east, in the EU's interest and in the interests of our partners
  • Promoting stability at Europe’s borders and helping neighbouring countries to develop stable democratic institutions and to become more prosperous, under the European Neighbourhood Policy.
  • Coordinating the EU's offer of closer cooperation in areas like trade, mobility, energy, and education to create tailor-made partnerships to develop relations with each neighbour.
  • Continuing ongoing EU membership negotiations, and helping to prepare those countries with a membership perspective for future challenges.
  • Supporting pre-accession countries in implementing democratic and economic reforms, upholding the rule of law, strengthening economic governance and competitiveness, developing a well-functioning public administration, and building bridges with neighbouring countries.

Johannes Hahn is part of the following Project Teams:

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European Parliament hearings

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Johannes Hahn's team supports him in his daily work.
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Appointments and meetings

Tue 02 May


Receives Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo

With: Johannes Hahn
Wed 03 May


Attends the college of the Commissioners

With: Johannes Hahn


Austrian nationality. One child.

European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
  • 2014-present
European Commissioner for Regional Policy
  • 2010-14
Minister for Science and Research
  • 2007-2010
Member of the Vienna regional government
  • 2003-07
Board member, later CEO of Novomatic AG
  • 1997-2003
Member of the Vienna regional parliament
  • 1996-2003
Executive Director of the Austrian's People Party
  • 1992-97
Managerial functions in different areas of Austrian industry
  • 1989-92
Secretary General of the Austrian Managers Association
  • 1987-89
Doctorate in philosophy from the University of Vienna
  • 1987