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*Temporarily in charge of Regional Policy following the departure of Commissioner Creţu who was elected to the European Parliament.

  • 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:

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Johannes Hahn's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page



Appointments and meetings


As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners [pdf].


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