Johannes Hahn

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Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “Prosperity and well-being at EU level start in our regions. For two years, teams of Commission experts have worked hand in hand with national and local actors to help them embrace innovation, decarbonisation, digitalisation and develop the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. These are the four cardinal points of a transition that gives a fair chance to everyone” External link

ec-europa Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “China never cares how and if a country is able to pay its loans. And if they cannot pay, there is some pressure that things are transferred into their ownership,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn warned : "From Serbia's perspective, the idea of striking an agreement with Kosovo will only make sense if there is a prospect of EU accession" External link

b92net_en Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn says : "If you just focus on internal reforms, once when that is over, we should go back to enlargement, the Western Balkan countries expect a postponement of the EU perspective for the next 30 years, which is neither realistic nor credible" External link

b92net_en Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn concluded : “The Western Balkans is not a suburb of Europe, but part of Europe. We cannot have a situation where the population is leaving the country. This will contribute to a vacuum, that can create a security risk” External link

b92net_en Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Today's assistance package – the fourth since July – demonstrates the EU's strong and continued commitment to the reform path of Moldova,” External link

euneighbours Friday, November 1, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is a matter of extreme disappointment. The EU and member states now need to clarify how serious their commitment is to the Western Balkans’ EU integration,” External link

seenews Friday, October 25, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn noted : “The responsibility for this failure is not with Albania and North Macedonia who hoped rightly for a positive decision. They delivered! It was the EU which failed to deliver because of internal issues. This damages the EU’s credibility not only in Western Balkans but beyond,” External link

seenews Friday, October 25, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn noted : “It is our responsibility now to stand with the countries whose citizens are rightly disappointed to the bone and will continue to do everything in my power to support them,” External link

seenews Friday, October 25, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “The enlargement policy is enshrined in the Treaty and it is not about being nice with our neighbours. It is about our rendezvous with history, completing the unification process that begun long ago. It is above all in our geostrategic interests” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn concluded ( about Commission ) : “The Commission will continue to support Albania and North Macedonia in every way it can to ensure that the EU reforms continue to be implemented, in the interest of their citizens and to continue to help prepare them for their future in the EU” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is not a moment of glory for the EU. We are now at an impasse,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “There is unanimity about one thing: the Western Balkans need many more courageous decisions such as Prespa,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “North Macedonia and Albania are not to blame for this situation. Both countries did what they were asked to do and our reports on the countries acknowledge this,” “Our responsibility now is to stand with the countries whose citizens are deeply disappointed. They have the right to feel short changed but should not give up hope. Our commitment to the EU perspective of the Western Balkans remains unchanged,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn wrote : “the leaders of European Union member states failed to uphold their commitment to open membership talks with Northern Macedonia and Albania at the European Council summit,” External link

tiranatimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn wrote : “As I said already in Luxembourg: This is not a moment of glory for the EU . To refuse acknowledgement of proven progress will have negative consequences, including the risk of destabilization of the Western Balkans , with full impact on the EU” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, October 18, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is not a moment of glory for Europe. I still hope there can be a positive decision this week and membership talks with Albania and Northern Macedonia can be opened,” External link

tiranatimes Friday, October 18, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn wrote ( about Edi Rama ) : “Pleasure to meet Edi Rama in Brussels . We agreed that independently of outcome of today’s enlargement discussion at the European Council , reforms should continue in the interest of the citizens. We also had a fruitful exchange about the r egional cooperation” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “If our partners deliver, we have to deliver, and this is our justifiable expectation” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn reminded : “We have met three times in the General Affairs Council in the past 16 months to decide on this issue – so far it has not been possible. Now it is on the level of the leaders” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "It wasn't a moment of glory for Europe," External link

euobserver Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "There's a certain trend that those who are already in [the EU] are a little reluctant to let others in," External link

euobserver Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “There is no doubt that any further postponement would damage our credibility in the Western Balkans and also our ambitions to become a stronger global player,” External link

sofiaglobe Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “There is no doubt that any further postponement would damage our credibility in the Western Balkans and also our ambitions to become a stronger global player,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “It’s becoming harder and harder to provide a proper explanation [for the delay],” “If we agreed with our partners on steps to take and our partners are delivering, it is then our time to deliver” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I hope that EU leaders can rectify today’s non-result at European Council meeting . Not a moment of glory for Europe ! How can we be a global actor if we even can’t deal with our inner courtyard, the Western Balkans ?” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "It's becoming harder and harder to provide a proper explanation [for the delay]," "If we agreed with our partners on steps to take and our partners are delivering, it is then our time to deliver" External link

dw-en Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We need to modernise the [multiannual financial framework] and we need to make compromises,” External link

sciencebusiness Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “If we want to spend more for research, for neighbourhood policy and for trying to strengthen Europe, then we are going to have to make redeployments,” External link

sciencebusiness Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I know that cuts always hurt, but I know that Croatia is doing fairly well,” External link

sciencebusiness Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We need to modernise the [multiannual financial framework] and we need to make compromises,” External link

sciencebusiness Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “integrate the Georgian system into the European education system through aligning the Georgian curriculum with European standards,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We emphasised that the implementation of recommendations issued by the OSCE, especially for the 2020 elections, will ensure a pluralistic and equal media environment and transparent elections,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “The sooner the new Cohesion Policy programmes are ready, the sooner EU funds can deliver on the ground. The Commission is actively helping Member States design their programmes and both the Regional Competitiveness Index and Eurobarometer published today provide useful insight on where to direct EU and public investments” External link

dg-comm-en Monday, October 7, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “The sooner the new Cohesion Policy programmes are ready, the sooner EU funds can deliver on the ground. The Commission is actively helping Member States design their programmes and both the Regional Competitiveness Index and Eurobarometer published today provide useful insight on where to direct EU and public investments” External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, October 7, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn afirmou : “Penso que 25% dos funcionários europeus que trabalham em Bruxelas são tradutores e intérpretes, porque todos os cidadãos europeus devem ter a oportunidade de comunicar com as instituições europeias na sua língua materna” External link

bomdia Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “The SME Initiative is a perfect example of how Cohesion Policy funding used in an innovative way can multiply its effects on the ground. Romania was among the first Member States to join the SME Initiative and this has paid off. Thanks to the additional resources from the European Regional Development Fund, more and more SMEs and start-ups will be able to seize this opportunity and continue creating jobs, growth and prosperity for the country and its people” External link

ec-europa Friday, October 4, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “The development of these 13 EU-funded centres and the support provided by the Commission will improve the performance of Bulgaria's innovation system. This will help local researchers turn their work into projects with high value added, for the economy and for the people, and offers them the potential to promote their innovative approach at a global scale” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I will always be obliged to come to Georgia in the future. At least once a year to see progress and the European school. In the future, as I work in the European Parliament and other institutions, I will be able to defend the needs and interests of this particular country. Thank you so much for this five-year, wonderful collaboration. You really are a trusted partner. The EU can be annoying at times, but it has the advantage. We are a reliable partner. People are changing, but the institution remains,” External link

messenger Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated ( about David Justice ) : “David Dragicevic disappeared a year and a half ago and was found dead a week after his disappearance. Dzenan Memic died more than three and a half years ago. Long delays in court proceedings in these and similar cases are unacceptable. The European Union expects such cases investigate and prosecute in a timely manner,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “Many other frustrated parents and citizens demonstrated peacefully in Sarajevo against the lack of justice in BiH,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I think we can be proud, we should be proud, and we should be more self-confident about the European way of life,” External link

pattayatoday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “integrate the Georgian system into the European education system through aligning the Georgian curriculum with European standards,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We emphasised that the implementation of recommendations issued by the OSCE, especially for the 2020 elections, will ensure a pluralistic and equal media environment and transparent elections,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “As European Commissioner, my priority has been to help young people in the countries neighbouring the European Union by providing them with more opportunities, developing their skills and fostering their employability,” External link

euneighbours Monday, September 16, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “As European Commissioner, my priority has been to help young people in the countries neighbouring the European Union by providing them with more opportunities, developing their skills and fostering their employability. In this context, we have doubled our funding in the Eastern Partnership for youth and education and achieved significant results. The launch of the European School in Georgia is an excellent example of our commitment to bring tangible benefits to the lives of citizens” External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, September 16, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Freedom of expression and media freedom are part of the very foundation on which our Union is built; they are also key political indicators in the EU accession process. In view of the worrying developments across the region, from undue political interference to the spread of disinformation, this year’s Media Days shed the spotlight on the relation between media and politics, and paved the way towards identifying concrete actions and opportunities to improve the current situation” External link

eureporter Monday, September 16, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “Our message is crystal clear: There can be no progress on the path towards the European Union without safeguarding media freedom and freedom of expression! This is the reason why we are starting and ending the accession process with the Rule of Law chapters 23 and 24” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “I am working with the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina to encourage political leadership to implement the 5 August Agreement. I expect them to show responsibility and continue the dialogue in the aim of forming the new Council of Ministers, a year after the election” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, September 6, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “The formation of governments in Bosnia and Herzegovina is essential for its European integration process. In this context, I have engaged with the BiH Presidency to encourage the political leadership to implement the 5 August agreement. I expect them to stand up to their responsibility and continue the dialogue with the objective of nominating the Council of Ministers, without further delay, almost one year after elections took place” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “It is important to lift these tariffs which are against the spirit of the Union – the EU is about the single market and there is no tariffs and no customs or duties, and therefore this has to be done, but also Serbia has to refrain from this derecognition initiative that it is doing around the world,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “Ten months after the elections, BiH and EU citizens rightly expect government formation to move forward to accelerate necessary reforms on the European path. Leaders set a thirty-day deadline on August 5th. They must honor their commitment to that deadline and remain credible,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “Romania will benefit from significant resources to invest in sustainable urban development in the next-long term EU budget 2021-2027. The work of Commission and World Bank experts together with the Romanian authorities will help pave the way for the success of these investments. In parallel, we are providing tailored support to Romanian regions so they can capitalize on their assets, co-operate with each other and become more innovative” External link

eureporter Monday, August 12, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “Romania will benefit from significant resources to invest in sustainable urban development in the next-long term EU budget 2021-2027. The work of Commission and World Bank experts together with the Romanian authorities will help pave the way for the success of these investments. In parallel, we are providing tailored support to Romanian regions so they can capitalise on their assets, cooperate with each other and become more innovative” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “No one is better placed than cities themselves to design the solutions that will transform life in urban areas. This is why the Commission has been directly awarding EU funding to cities so they can test ideas that will make them great places to live in, work and innovate” External link

eureporter Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “No one is better placed than cities themselves to design the solutions that will transform life in urban areas. This is why the Commission has been directly awarding EU funding to cities so they can test ideas that will make them great places to live in, work and innovate” External link

eureporter Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "No one is better placed than cities themselves to design the solutions that will transform life in urban areas. This is why the Commission has been directly awarding EU funding to cities so they can test ideas that will make them great places to live in, work and innovate”. Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos added: “Our public spaces have been targeted by terrorists that see them as soft and easy targets. EU funding and knowledge sharing can ensure security by design, while they remain the centres for public life in our cities. The grants we award today are a concrete step forward in that direction”. Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King added: " External link

europa-pressReleases Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Undoubtedly the best choice with your experience, expertise and successful work as VicePresident of the @EU_Commission and CEO of the @worldbank,” External link

sofiaglobe Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “Democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights are the key areas and I am really encouraged with the announcements of the Prime Minister not only during the meeting but also now, at the press conference” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 26, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “I cannot stress enough how important the cross-party dialogue in the Parliament is, and I welcome the first positive steps, as well as the fact that the reports of the independent institutions have been discussed in the parliament for the first time in several years” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 26, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “It is everything EU wants to support and be sure that we will continue to support you” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 26, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “What is important now in view of the crucial decisions in October is to adopt the law on the public prosecutor which provides important guarantees for the rule of law,” External link

kathimerini-en Friday, July 26, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "What is important now in view of the crucial decisions in October is to adopt the law on the public prosecutor which provides important guarantees for the rule of law," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "What is important now in view of the crucial decisions in October is to adopt the law on the public prosecutor which provides important guarantees for the rule of law," External link

wsau Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “North Macedonia worked hard and it is time for the EU to meet its commitments. Sometimes EU also has to deliver, and not only your country. However, it is necessary to continue with the further implementation of the reforms. The rule of law is indispensable for creating confidence in the institutions, but also for ensuring that the country will be stable, both politically and economically, ” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Today's package is a clear sign of the EU support to the Republic of Moldova and its citizens,” External link

euneighbours Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This package is a clear sign of the EU support to the Republic of Moldova and its citizens. It is also an appreciation of the steps already taken and an encouragement to the authorities to continue on this path in particular when it comes to the strengthening of the rule of law and democracy, and fight against corruption. The EU is strongly committed to supporting and accompanying the Republic of Moldova in this reform path” External link

eureporter Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : "We also are looking how we can enable the disbursement of macro-financial assistance which should take place, the first installment at the beginning of autumn, and maybe there's an opportunity to have even a second one by the end of the year in order really to support all the efforts, all the challenges, the country is facing," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : "We also are looking how we can enable the disbursement of macro-financial assistance which should take place, the first installment at the beginning of autumn, and maybe there's an opportunity to have even a second one by the end of the year in order really to support all the efforts, all the challenges, the country is facing," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : “We also are looking how we can enable the disbursement of macro-financial assistance which should take place, the first installment at the beginning of autumn, and maybe there's an opportunity to have even a second one by the end of the year in order really to support all the efforts, all the challenges, the country is facing,” External link

rferl Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : “We also are looking how we can enable the disbursement of macro financial assistance which should take place, the first instalment at the beginning of autumn, and maybe there's an opportunity to have even second one by the end of the year in order really to support all the efforts, all the challenges the country is facing,” External link

rferl Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "I am pleased to announce today the resumption of budget support for Moldova. It is expected the amount of €14.54 mln in upcoming days. The unlocking of financial assistance is a clear sign of EU support for Moldova and its citizens, assessing the measures already taken and encouraging reforms," External link

moldpres-en Monday, July 15, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “The EU has been supporting people in need in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict. The additional support to the Sea of Azov region is a strong sign of EU solidarity aimed at both alleviating the humanitarian situation and promoting economic opportunities for the people living in the region. We are stepping up our support to local economic diversification, small businesses, to civil society, governance and security. To increase our presence in the region we are also opening a joint programme office” External link

eureporter Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : "The EU has been supporting people in need in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict. The additional support to the Sea of Azov region is a strong sign of EU solidarity aimed at both alleviating the humanitarian situation and promoting economic opportunities for the people living in the region. We are stepping up our support to local economic diversification, small businesses, to civil society, governance and security. To increase our presence in the region we are also opening a joint programme office" External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, July 8, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission regularly emphasizes in communication with BiH political leaders that they must be an example in respecting the decisions of international tribunals. We emphasize that they should refrain from any statements or acts that could doubt the independence of the process and that they have to avoid and condemn any initiative that could increase tensions,” “In our communications and documents, it is clear that there is no place in the EU for those who use the rhetoric to stir up passion, especially for those who glorify the perpetrators of war crimes on which side they are. Further efforts to deepen reconciliation are of crucial importance for the process of consolidating peace and stability in the region,” External link

sarajevotimes Monday, July 8, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “We were hoping to sign here in Poznań several agreements to liberalise trade in services and to facilitate the mobility of professionals. Regrettably, the irritants in place have severely strained work under CEFTA. We strongly object to the imposition of trade barriers as a means of political pressure,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "When our partner countries deliver, the EU also has to deliver. That is a question of the credibility of the EU," "We must leave no vacuum in this region by hesitant behaviour, which would certainly not be used by our competitors such as Russia, Turkey or China in our interest" External link

trust2 Friday, July 5, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “I support the recommendation made by the European Commission for the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia and I hope that the EU Council will approve our positive evaluation in October” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 5, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU programs will bring tangible benefits to the people in the Western Balkans and are another milestone in our even closer ties with the region," External link

haberler-en Friday, July 5, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “I stand by the Commission’s recommendation to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia and I count on the October Council to follow our positive assessment. Both countries have delivered on reforms, in particular in areas mentioned by the Council conclusions of June 2018,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Nothing demonstrates that better than the proposed 13% increase of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA III). With the revamped Western Balkans Investment Framework, we at our disposal yet another powerful tool to bring in much needed investment to the region,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This will help the region to exploit its economic potential even better. The investments will also enhance the energy security of the region and of the EU,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Those economies are digital and they are green. By investing in digital, we are providing the region with the means to participate in the digital revolution,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “We were hoping to sign here in Poznan several agreements to liberalise trade in services and to facilitate the mobility of professionals. Regrettably, the irritants in place have severely strained work under CEFTA. We strongly object to the imposition of trade barriers as a means of political pressure,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “It was good to see that the transition to the new government took place peacefully,” “During my visit to Chisinau already on 19 June, I could congratulate the Prime Minister and her government for having worked coherently and constructively throughout the crisis” External link

euneighbours Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "I have been glad to see recently that there is a strong commitment on behalf of PM Maia Sandu to implement the crucial reform agenda, based on Association Agreement. The first Association Council will take place as soon as possible in early autumn to relaunch cooperation. It is time for Moldova to look to perspectives. We appreciate the intention to continue the reforms and I am pleased to note that the focus is mainly placed upon depoliticising and strengthening the independence of state institutions, especially within justice, and combating corruption which seems to be deeply rooted in many areas and is probably the biggest issue that the Government needs to solve," External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We are not 100 % there, where we would like to be, but I think that we made a progress. There is geostrategic importance of integrating the Western Balkans. We are not talking about the backyard of the EU, it is the inner-yard of the Union. It is obvious that sooner or later these six countries can be integrated,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We are not 100 % there, where we would like to be, but I think that we made a progress. There is geostrategic importance of integrating the Western Balkans. We are not talking about the backyard of the EU, it is the inner-yard of the Union. It is obvious that sooner or later these six countries can be integrated,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, July 1, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about France and Germany ) : “Germany was very supportive of the French request and others too,” External link

politico-eu Monday, July 1, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “This is also a kind of wake-up call for everybody in Albania, government and also opposition,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, July 1, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “Yesterday they and many other frustrated parents and citizens demonstrated peacefully in Sarajevo against the lack of justice in BiH,” External link

sarajevotimes Sunday, June 30, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing" External link

emirates247 Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing" External link

wam-en Friday, June 28, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100m of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria’s neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing” External link

eureporter Friday, June 28, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn commented : “The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Jordan has a precious potential: energetic youth and highly educated citizens,” “Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the country’s economy. This is why the EU is stepping up its support to innovative start-ups and SMEs to develop to their fullest potential, creating much needed jobs in the region, while increasing competitiveness and enhancing entrepreneurship” External link

euneighbours Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn commented : “The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing” External link

dg-comm-en Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "UNRWA is an essential provider of vital services to millions of Palestine refugees, and a stabilising force in the region. The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region. We hope that others will also step forward" External link

investineu Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn commented : “The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region," External link

aa-en Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "UNRWA is an essential provider of vital services to millions of Palestine refugees, and a stabilising force in the region. The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region. We hope that others will also step forward" External link

dg-comm-en Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "UNRWA is an essential provider of vital services to millions of Palestine refugees, and a stabilising force in the region. The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region. We hope that others will also step forward" External link

europa-pressReleases Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Developing the private sector has always been one of our top joint priorities, and we are a partner for Jordan in promoting growth and creating jobs as well as encouraging initiatives that can unlock entrepreneurship, creativity and innovations in the Kingdom,” External link

jordantimes Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I want to express gratitude to all those who contributed to this. I think this was an expression of the political maturity and is a proof of the country’s development, evolution,” External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn wrote : "may be just the warning shot across the bow they need," External link

WortLuxembourg-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “This is also a kind of wake-up call for everybody in Albania, government and also opposition,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is very much influencing the assessment of some of the Member States, but I hope that this period until October might be helpful, and could change the opinion of the Member States,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I hope we can convince the Member States about the effectiveness of the process and the leverage we have during such a process,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “If the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue (on the normalisation of relations) resumes, they have to see if investments into searching for a political compromise will be rewarded. Otherwise, they do not have a motive. The EU Council should understand the importance of such a signal for the region,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “in light of the developments following the decisions taken yesterday by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the European Union strongly reiterates its call for calm and restraint” External link

euneighbours Monday, June 10, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is proof of the attractiveness of the European perspective and should serve as a very strong argument for those within the EU,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn states : “Overall, check and balances have been restored, consolidating democracy, rule of law in the country. Media professional and organisations report on improved climate regarding the freedom of the opinion,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, May 31, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn says : “If countries such as North Macedonia fulfil the tough conditions this needs to be acknowledged by taking them forward on their path towards the EU. As I always say – if our partner countries deliver, our Member States have to deliver, too,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, May 31, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn concluded : “If the EU does not deliver its part, citizens might lose confidence in the European perspective. The reforms dynamics might be weakened, not only in North Macedonia but in the whole region. This cannot be in the EU’s interest,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, May 31, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Both countries have delivered. To remain credible with the merit-based process, the EU must stick now to its commitment and respond clearly and positively when countries fullfil theirs,” External link

seenews Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn noted : “North Macedonia not only continued its ambitious reform agenda, but also reached a historic agreement with Greece, resolving a 27-year old name dispute, an example for the entire region and beyond,” External link

seenews Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : “It’s a long process, we are talking about several years,” External link

eureporter Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Albania has moved reforms forward, especially a major transformation of the justice system, including an unprecedented reassessment process for judges and prosecutors,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "In this context, the accession negotiations with the two countries should be initiated as soon as possible, " External link

haberler-en Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The dialogue process between Belgrade and Pristina should be continued and a stable environment should be created. Serbia and Kosovo should ignore provocations. Kosovo should cancel 100% customs duty on products originating from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Albania has moved reforms forward, especially a major transformation of the justice system, including an unprecedented reassessment process for judges and prosecutors,” External link

tiranatimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “both countries have moved ahead with reforms, particularly in the fields set by the Council in June 2018. In order to remain credible, the European Union must adhere to its commitments and respond clearly and positively when the countries meet their obligations,” External link

tiranatimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "will now need to decide on the next steps for the country. In this regard, it will be key that governments are formed at all levels in Bosnia and Herzegovina without any further delay," External link

rferl Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The countries urgently need to implement reforms in the rule-of-law area more strongly and credibly," External link

rferl Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn insisté : "Pour rester crédible, l'UE doit s'en tenir à ses engagements et répondre clairement et positivement lorsque les pays respectent les leurs" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "While there is progress in some fields, Montenegro and Serbia are yet to act with greater determination and substantially increase the efforts in crucial areas. The countries urgently need to implement reforms in the rule of law area more strongly and credibly," External link

tanjug Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : “It’s a long process, we are talking about several years,” External link

eureporter Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn déclaré : «recommande que le Conseil (l'instance regroupant les pays de l'UE, ndlr) ouvre maintenant des négociations d'adhésion» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn estimé : «ont mis en oeuvre des réformes, en particulier dans les domaines mis en avant par le Conseil en juin 2018» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn indicou : "Os últimos cinco anos mostraram de forma muito clara, que o que acontece no Magrebe afeta a vida quotidiana daqueles que vivem na Europa. Não apenas nas regiões costeiras do sul, mas em toda a União Europeia" External link

cmjornal Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn afirmou : "A UE [União Europeia] é o primeiro parceiro económico no comércio e investimento dos nossos países parceiros nos países vizinhos do sul" External link

cmjornal Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn : “I l est nécessaire de prendre une décision” External link

leconomistemaghrebin Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn disse : "A criação de uma área econômica é algo que sustenta a aspiração europeia, mas isso também ajuda os países a uma melhor perspectiva" "Finalmente, tudo é feito no interesse dos cidadãos, melhorando as condições de vida dos cidadãos" External link

atarde Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:49:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
commissioner52.57%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
commissioner for enlargement1.56%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
enlargement commissioner8.61%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
european commissioner for enlargement0.22%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
commissaire1.96%FR10/13/201713/10/2017
commissaire européen2.19%FR10/04/201704/10/2017
eu enlargement commissioner10.71%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
eu commissioner6.60%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
commissioners0.54%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
eu commissioners0.13%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
comissário1.34%PT08/22/201722/08/2017
commissioner for eu enlargement0.09%EN08/05/201705/08/2017
european enlargement commissioner0.45%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
comissário europeu0.80%PT07/26/201726/07/2017
european union commissioner0.71%EN07/25/201725/07/2017
eu enlargement chief0.40%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
chief0.27%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
vice-president0.04%EN06/19/201719/06/2017
european union enlargement commissioner4.28%EN04/28/201728/04/2017
european union foreign affairs chief0.04%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
german foreign minister0.13%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
trade commissioner0.04%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
deputy0.36%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
minister0.40%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
eu minister0.09%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
bureaucrat0.04%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
erweiterungskommissar0.09%DE09/12/201612/09/2016
responsable0.09%FR08/22/201622/08/2016
speaker0.04%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
comissário austríaco0.09%PT07/21/201621/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Johannes HahnEN54.31%
Johannes HahnFR14.34%
Johannes HahnPT3.64%
Johannes HAHNEN3.40%
Johannes HahnCS2.27%
Johannes HahnES2.18%
Johannes HahnDE2.18%
Johannes HahnPL2.15%
Johannes HahnRO2.06%
Johannes HahnHR2.06%
Johannes HahnSK2.06%
Johannes HahnSV2.06%
Johannes HahnEU2.06%
Johannes HahnNL2.06%
Johannes HahnIT2.06%
Johannes HahnIS0.48%
Johanes HahnEN0.12%
Johanes HahnIS0.09%
Johannes HahnSA0.06%
Johanes HahnFR0.06%
Johannes HahnRU0.06%
Johanness HahnSK0.03%
Johanes HahnPT0.03%
Johanness HahnIT0.03%
Johannes HAHNFR0.03%
Johannes HahnMT0.03%
Johanes HahnHR0.03%
Johannesa HahnaPL0.03%
Johannes HAHNNL0.03%
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Sebastian Kurz concluded ( about Johannes Hahn ) : "I congratulate Johannes Hahn on his new responsible role as EU Budget Commissioner. As a European politician recognised across party lines, he will ensure that the right course is set for a European Union that is strong in the world," External link

friedlnews Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Lars Gunnar Wigemark said ( about Johannes Hahn ) : “What is important is that the efforts towards the government formation continue, that the process of formation of the new Council of Ministers and its Chairman continue, whether it is Mr Tegeltija or somebody else. That is the number one priority set by EU at the very beginning. Commissioner Johannes Hahn was very clear during his visit in march. We do not believe in pre-conditions to government formation” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Christian Danielson said ( about Johannes Hahn ) : “The Commissioner Johannes Hahn and I often say that geography is destiny and the Western Balkans is part of Europe – we share the same history, the same geography, the same cultural heritage, and the same opportunities and challenges, today and in the future,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Lukas Mandl says ( about Johannes Hahn ) : "We must export stability so that we do not import instability. This motto of EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn must continue to be the clear objective of the EU's policy towards South Eastern Europe," External link

friedlnews Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Koehler déclare ( about Johannes Hahn ) : ”qui a été accueillie par le commissaire Johannes Hahn à Bruxelles les 21 et 22 mai. L’événement était l’occasion d’un débat ouvert sur les principaux défis et obstacles à l’investissement et à l’esprit d’entreprendre dans le voisinage méridional de l’UE. “La Tunisie est devenue une démocratie même avec tous ses problèmes” External link

leconomistemaghrebin Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

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Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “Prosperity and well-being at EU level start in our regions. For two years, teams of Commission experts have worked hand in hand with national and local actors to help them embrace innovation, decarbonisation, digitalisation and develop the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. These are the four cardinal points of a transition that gives a fair chance to everyone” External link

ec-europa Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “China never cares how and if a country is able to pay its loans. And if they cannot pay, there is some pressure that things are transferred into their ownership,” External link

dailycaller Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn warned : "From Serbia's perspective, the idea of striking an agreement with Kosovo will only make sense if there is a prospect of EU accession" External link

b92net_en Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn says : "If you just focus on internal reforms, once when that is over, we should go back to enlargement, the Western Balkan countries expect a postponement of the EU perspective for the next 30 years, which is neither realistic nor credible" External link

b92net_en Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn concluded : “The Western Balkans is not a suburb of Europe, but part of Europe. We cannot have a situation where the population is leaving the country. This will contribute to a vacuum, that can create a security risk” External link

b92net_en Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Today's assistance package – the fourth since July – demonstrates the EU's strong and continued commitment to the reform path of Moldova,” External link

euneighbours Friday, November 1, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is a matter of extreme disappointment. The EU and member states now need to clarify how serious their commitment is to the Western Balkans’ EU integration,” External link

seenews Friday, October 25, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn noted : “The responsibility for this failure is not with Albania and North Macedonia who hoped rightly for a positive decision. They delivered! It was the EU which failed to deliver because of internal issues. This damages the EU’s credibility not only in Western Balkans but beyond,” External link

seenews Friday, October 25, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn noted : “It is our responsibility now to stand with the countries whose citizens are rightly disappointed to the bone and will continue to do everything in my power to support them,” External link

seenews Friday, October 25, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “The enlargement policy is enshrined in the Treaty and it is not about being nice with our neighbours. It is about our rendezvous with history, completing the unification process that begun long ago. It is above all in our geostrategic interests” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn concluded ( about Commission ) : “The Commission will continue to support Albania and North Macedonia in every way it can to ensure that the EU reforms continue to be implemented, in the interest of their citizens and to continue to help prepare them for their future in the EU” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is not a moment of glory for the EU. We are now at an impasse,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “There is unanimity about one thing: the Western Balkans need many more courageous decisions such as Prespa,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “North Macedonia and Albania are not to blame for this situation. Both countries did what they were asked to do and our reports on the countries acknowledge this,” “Our responsibility now is to stand with the countries whose citizens are deeply disappointed. They have the right to feel short changed but should not give up hope. Our commitment to the EU perspective of the Western Balkans remains unchanged,” External link

kathimerini-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn wrote : “the leaders of European Union member states failed to uphold their commitment to open membership talks with Northern Macedonia and Albania at the European Council summit,” External link

tiranatimes Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn wrote : “As I said already in Luxembourg: This is not a moment of glory for the EU . To refuse acknowledgement of proven progress will have negative consequences, including the risk of destabilization of the Western Balkans , with full impact on the EU” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, October 18, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is not a moment of glory for Europe. I still hope there can be a positive decision this week and membership talks with Albania and Northern Macedonia can be opened,” External link

tiranatimes Friday, October 18, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn wrote ( about Edi Rama ) : “Pleasure to meet Edi Rama in Brussels . We agreed that independently of outcome of today’s enlargement discussion at the European Council , reforms should continue in the interest of the citizens. We also had a fruitful exchange about the r egional cooperation” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, October 17, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “If our partners deliver, we have to deliver, and this is our justifiable expectation” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn reminded : “We have met three times in the General Affairs Council in the past 16 months to decide on this issue – so far it has not been possible. Now it is on the level of the leaders” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:25:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "It wasn't a moment of glory for Europe," External link

euobserver Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "There's a certain trend that those who are already in [the EU] are a little reluctant to let others in," External link

euobserver Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “There is no doubt that any further postponement would damage our credibility in the Western Balkans and also our ambitions to become a stronger global player,” External link

sofiaglobe Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “There is no doubt that any further postponement would damage our credibility in the Western Balkans and also our ambitions to become a stronger global player,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “It’s becoming harder and harder to provide a proper explanation [for the delay],” “If we agreed with our partners on steps to take and our partners are delivering, it is then our time to deliver” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I hope that EU leaders can rectify today’s non-result at European Council meeting . Not a moment of glory for Europe ! How can we be a global actor if we even can’t deal with our inner courtyard, the Western Balkans ?” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "It's becoming harder and harder to provide a proper explanation [for the delay]," "If we agreed with our partners on steps to take and our partners are delivering, it is then our time to deliver" External link

dw-en Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We need to modernise the [multiannual financial framework] and we need to make compromises,” External link

sciencebusiness Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “If we want to spend more for research, for neighbourhood policy and for trying to strengthen Europe, then we are going to have to make redeployments,” External link

sciencebusiness Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I know that cuts always hurt, but I know that Croatia is doing fairly well,” External link

sciencebusiness Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We need to modernise the [multiannual financial framework] and we need to make compromises,” External link

sciencebusiness Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “integrate the Georgian system into the European education system through aligning the Georgian curriculum with European standards,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We emphasised that the implementation of recommendations issued by the OSCE, especially for the 2020 elections, will ensure a pluralistic and equal media environment and transparent elections,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “The sooner the new Cohesion Policy programmes are ready, the sooner EU funds can deliver on the ground. The Commission is actively helping Member States design their programmes and both the Regional Competitiveness Index and Eurobarometer published today provide useful insight on where to direct EU and public investments” External link

dg-comm-en Monday, October 7, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “The sooner the new Cohesion Policy programmes are ready, the sooner EU funds can deliver on the ground. The Commission is actively helping Member States design their programmes and both the Regional Competitiveness Index and Eurobarometer published today provide useful insight on where to direct EU and public investments” External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, October 7, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn afirmou : “Penso que 25% dos funcionários europeus que trabalham em Bruxelas são tradutores e intérpretes, porque todos os cidadãos europeus devem ter a oportunidade de comunicar com as instituições europeias na sua língua materna” External link

bomdia Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “The SME Initiative is a perfect example of how Cohesion Policy funding used in an innovative way can multiply its effects on the ground. Romania was among the first Member States to join the SME Initiative and this has paid off. Thanks to the additional resources from the European Regional Development Fund, more and more SMEs and start-ups will be able to seize this opportunity and continue creating jobs, growth and prosperity for the country and its people” External link

ec-europa Friday, October 4, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “The development of these 13 EU-funded centres and the support provided by the Commission will improve the performance of Bulgaria's innovation system. This will help local researchers turn their work into projects with high value added, for the economy and for the people, and offers them the potential to promote their innovative approach at a global scale” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:49:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I will always be obliged to come to Georgia in the future. At least once a year to see progress and the European school. In the future, as I work in the European Parliament and other institutions, I will be able to defend the needs and interests of this particular country. Thank you so much for this five-year, wonderful collaboration. You really are a trusted partner. The EU can be annoying at times, but it has the advantage. We are a reliable partner. People are changing, but the institution remains,” External link

messenger Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated ( about David Justice ) : “David Dragicevic disappeared a year and a half ago and was found dead a week after his disappearance. Dzenan Memic died more than three and a half years ago. Long delays in court proceedings in these and similar cases are unacceptable. The European Union expects such cases investigate and prosecute in a timely manner,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “Many other frustrated parents and citizens demonstrated peacefully in Sarajevo against the lack of justice in BiH,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I think we can be proud, we should be proud, and we should be more self-confident about the European way of life,” External link

pattayatoday Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “integrate the Georgian system into the European education system through aligning the Georgian curriculum with European standards,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We emphasised that the implementation of recommendations issued by the OSCE, especially for the 2020 elections, will ensure a pluralistic and equal media environment and transparent elections,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “As European Commissioner, my priority has been to help young people in the countries neighbouring the European Union by providing them with more opportunities, developing their skills and fostering their employability,” External link

euneighbours Monday, September 16, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “As European Commissioner, my priority has been to help young people in the countries neighbouring the European Union by providing them with more opportunities, developing their skills and fostering their employability. In this context, we have doubled our funding in the Eastern Partnership for youth and education and achieved significant results. The launch of the European School in Georgia is an excellent example of our commitment to bring tangible benefits to the lives of citizens” External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, September 16, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Freedom of expression and media freedom are part of the very foundation on which our Union is built; they are also key political indicators in the EU accession process. In view of the worrying developments across the region, from undue political interference to the spread of disinformation, this year’s Media Days shed the spotlight on the relation between media and politics, and paved the way towards identifying concrete actions and opportunities to improve the current situation” External link

eureporter Monday, September 16, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “Our message is crystal clear: There can be no progress on the path towards the European Union without safeguarding media freedom and freedom of expression! This is the reason why we are starting and ending the accession process with the Rule of Law chapters 23 and 24” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “I am working with the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina to encourage political leadership to implement the 5 August Agreement. I expect them to show responsibility and continue the dialogue in the aim of forming the new Council of Ministers, a year after the election” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, September 6, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “The formation of governments in Bosnia and Herzegovina is essential for its European integration process. In this context, I have engaged with the BiH Presidency to encourage the political leadership to implement the 5 August agreement. I expect them to stand up to their responsibility and continue the dialogue with the objective of nominating the Council of Ministers, without further delay, almost one year after elections took place” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “It is important to lift these tariffs which are against the spirit of the Union – the EU is about the single market and there is no tariffs and no customs or duties, and therefore this has to be done, but also Serbia has to refrain from this derecognition initiative that it is doing around the world,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “Ten months after the elections, BiH and EU citizens rightly expect government formation to move forward to accelerate necessary reforms on the European path. Leaders set a thirty-day deadline on August 5th. They must honor their commitment to that deadline and remain credible,” External link

sarajevotimes Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “Romania will benefit from significant resources to invest in sustainable urban development in the next-long term EU budget 2021-2027. The work of Commission and World Bank experts together with the Romanian authorities will help pave the way for the success of these investments. In parallel, we are providing tailored support to Romanian regions so they can capitalize on their assets, co-operate with each other and become more innovative” External link

eureporter Monday, August 12, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “Romania will benefit from significant resources to invest in sustainable urban development in the next-long term EU budget 2021-2027. The work of Commission and World Bank experts together with the Romanian authorities will help pave the way for the success of these investments. In parallel, we are providing tailored support to Romanian regions so they can capitalise on their assets, cooperate with each other and become more innovative” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “No one is better placed than cities themselves to design the solutions that will transform life in urban areas. This is why the Commission has been directly awarding EU funding to cities so they can test ideas that will make them great places to live in, work and innovate” External link

eureporter Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “No one is better placed than cities themselves to design the solutions that will transform life in urban areas. This is why the Commission has been directly awarding EU funding to cities so they can test ideas that will make them great places to live in, work and innovate” External link

eureporter Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "No one is better placed than cities themselves to design the solutions that will transform life in urban areas. This is why the Commission has been directly awarding EU funding to cities so they can test ideas that will make them great places to live in, work and innovate”. Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos added: “Our public spaces have been targeted by terrorists that see them as soft and easy targets. EU funding and knowledge sharing can ensure security by design, while they remain the centres for public life in our cities. The grants we award today are a concrete step forward in that direction”. Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King added: " External link

europa-pressReleases Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Undoubtedly the best choice with your experience, expertise and successful work as VicePresident of the @EU_Commission and CEO of the @worldbank,” External link

sofiaglobe Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “Democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights are the key areas and I am really encouraged with the announcements of the Prime Minister not only during the meeting but also now, at the press conference” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 26, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “I cannot stress enough how important the cross-party dialogue in the Parliament is, and I welcome the first positive steps, as well as the fact that the reports of the independent institutions have been discussed in the parliament for the first time in several years” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 26, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “It is everything EU wants to support and be sure that we will continue to support you” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 26, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “What is important now in view of the crucial decisions in October is to adopt the law on the public prosecutor which provides important guarantees for the rule of law,” External link

kathimerini-en Friday, July 26, 2019 12:34:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "What is important now in view of the crucial decisions in October is to adopt the law on the public prosecutor which provides important guarantees for the rule of law," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "What is important now in view of the crucial decisions in October is to adopt the law on the public prosecutor which provides important guarantees for the rule of law," External link

wsau Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “North Macedonia worked hard and it is time for the EU to meet its commitments. Sometimes EU also has to deliver, and not only your country. However, it is necessary to continue with the further implementation of the reforms. The rule of law is indispensable for creating confidence in the institutions, but also for ensuring that the country will be stable, both politically and economically, ” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Today's package is a clear sign of the EU support to the Republic of Moldova and its citizens,” External link

euneighbours Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This package is a clear sign of the EU support to the Republic of Moldova and its citizens. It is also an appreciation of the steps already taken and an encouragement to the authorities to continue on this path in particular when it comes to the strengthening of the rule of law and democracy, and fight against corruption. The EU is strongly committed to supporting and accompanying the Republic of Moldova in this reform path” External link

eureporter Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : "We also are looking how we can enable the disbursement of macro-financial assistance which should take place, the first installment at the beginning of autumn, and maybe there's an opportunity to have even a second one by the end of the year in order really to support all the efforts, all the challenges, the country is facing," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : "We also are looking how we can enable the disbursement of macro-financial assistance which should take place, the first installment at the beginning of autumn, and maybe there's an opportunity to have even a second one by the end of the year in order really to support all the efforts, all the challenges, the country is facing," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : “We also are looking how we can enable the disbursement of macro-financial assistance which should take place, the first installment at the beginning of autumn, and maybe there's an opportunity to have even a second one by the end of the year in order really to support all the efforts, all the challenges, the country is facing,” External link

rferl Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : “We also are looking how we can enable the disbursement of macro financial assistance which should take place, the first instalment at the beginning of autumn, and maybe there's an opportunity to have even second one by the end of the year in order really to support all the efforts, all the challenges the country is facing,” External link

rferl Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "I am pleased to announce today the resumption of budget support for Moldova. It is expected the amount of €14.54 mln in upcoming days. The unlocking of financial assistance is a clear sign of EU support for Moldova and its citizens, assessing the measures already taken and encouraging reforms," External link

moldpres-en Monday, July 15, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “The EU has been supporting people in need in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict. The additional support to the Sea of Azov region is a strong sign of EU solidarity aimed at both alleviating the humanitarian situation and promoting economic opportunities for the people living in the region. We are stepping up our support to local economic diversification, small businesses, to civil society, governance and security. To increase our presence in the region we are also opening a joint programme office” External link

eureporter Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : "The EU has been supporting people in need in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict. The additional support to the Sea of Azov region is a strong sign of EU solidarity aimed at both alleviating the humanitarian situation and promoting economic opportunities for the people living in the region. We are stepping up our support to local economic diversification, small businesses, to civil society, governance and security. To increase our presence in the region we are also opening a joint programme office" External link

europa-pressReleases Monday, July 8, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission regularly emphasizes in communication with BiH political leaders that they must be an example in respecting the decisions of international tribunals. We emphasize that they should refrain from any statements or acts that could doubt the independence of the process and that they have to avoid and condemn any initiative that could increase tensions,” “In our communications and documents, it is clear that there is no place in the EU for those who use the rhetoric to stir up passion, especially for those who glorify the perpetrators of war crimes on which side they are. Further efforts to deepen reconciliation are of crucial importance for the process of consolidating peace and stability in the region,” External link

sarajevotimes Monday, July 8, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “We were hoping to sign here in Poznań several agreements to liberalise trade in services and to facilitate the mobility of professionals. Regrettably, the irritants in place have severely strained work under CEFTA. We strongly object to the imposition of trade barriers as a means of political pressure,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:32:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "When our partner countries deliver, the EU also has to deliver. That is a question of the credibility of the EU," "We must leave no vacuum in this region by hesitant behaviour, which would certainly not be used by our competitors such as Russia, Turkey or China in our interest" External link

trust2 Friday, July 5, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “I support the recommendation made by the European Commission for the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia and I hope that the EU Council will approve our positive evaluation in October” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, July 5, 2019 4:14:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU programs will bring tangible benefits to the people in the Western Balkans and are another milestone in our even closer ties with the region," External link

haberler-en Friday, July 5, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about Commission ) : “I stand by the Commission’s recommendation to open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia and I count on the October Council to follow our positive assessment. Both countries have delivered on reforms, in particular in areas mentioned by the Council conclusions of June 2018,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Nothing demonstrates that better than the proposed 13% increase of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA III). With the revamped Western Balkans Investment Framework, we at our disposal yet another powerful tool to bring in much needed investment to the region,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This will help the region to exploit its economic potential even better. The investments will also enhance the energy security of the region and of the EU,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Those economies are digital and they are green. By investing in digital, we are providing the region with the means to participate in the digital revolution,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn stated : “We were hoping to sign here in Poznan several agreements to liberalise trade in services and to facilitate the mobility of professionals. Regrettably, the irritants in place have severely strained work under CEFTA. We strongly object to the imposition of trade barriers as a means of political pressure,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “It was good to see that the transition to the new government took place peacefully,” “During my visit to Chisinau already on 19 June, I could congratulate the Prime Minister and her government for having worked coherently and constructively throughout the crisis” External link

euneighbours Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "I have been glad to see recently that there is a strong commitment on behalf of PM Maia Sandu to implement the crucial reform agenda, based on Association Agreement. The first Association Council will take place as soon as possible in early autumn to relaunch cooperation. It is time for Moldova to look to perspectives. We appreciate the intention to continue the reforms and I am pleased to note that the focus is mainly placed upon depoliticising and strengthening the independence of state institutions, especially within justice, and combating corruption which seems to be deeply rooted in many areas and is probably the biggest issue that the Government needs to solve," External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We are not 100 % there, where we would like to be, but I think that we made a progress. There is geostrategic importance of integrating the Western Balkans. We are not talking about the backyard of the EU, it is the inner-yard of the Union. It is obvious that sooner or later these six countries can be integrated,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “We are not 100 % there, where we would like to be, but I think that we made a progress. There is geostrategic importance of integrating the Western Balkans. We are not talking about the backyard of the EU, it is the inner-yard of the Union. It is obvious that sooner or later these six countries can be integrated,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, July 1, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said ( about France and Germany ) : “Germany was very supportive of the French request and others too,” External link

politico-eu Monday, July 1, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “This is also a kind of wake-up call for everybody in Albania, government and also opposition,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, July 1, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “Yesterday they and many other frustrated parents and citizens demonstrated peacefully in Sarajevo against the lack of justice in BiH,” External link

sarajevotimes Sunday, June 30, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing" External link

emirates247 Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:58:00 AM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing" External link

wam-en Friday, June 28, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100m of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria’s neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing” External link

eureporter Friday, June 28, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn commented : “The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Jordan has a precious potential: energetic youth and highly educated citizens,” “Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the country’s economy. This is why the EU is stepping up its support to innovative start-ups and SMEs to develop to their fullest potential, creating much needed jobs in the region, while increasing competitiveness and enhancing entrepreneurship” External link

euneighbours Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn commented : “The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing” External link

dg-comm-en Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "UNRWA is an essential provider of vital services to millions of Palestine refugees, and a stabilising force in the region. The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region. We hope that others will also step forward" External link

investineu Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn commented : “The EU delivers on its commitments. With these additional €100 million of assistance, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis continues to support refugees to become increasingly economically self-reliant. Through access to income generating opportunities, they are able to take their livelihoods in their own hands, provide for themselves, and preserve their dignity. At the same time we are supporting host communities and Syria's neighbours in their effort to expand their economies while coping with challenges related to the conflict which is still ongoing” External link

europa-pressReleases Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region," External link

aa-en Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "UNRWA is an essential provider of vital services to millions of Palestine refugees, and a stabilising force in the region. The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region. We hope that others will also step forward" External link

dg-comm-en Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "UNRWA is an essential provider of vital services to millions of Palestine refugees, and a stabilising force in the region. The EU's additional contribution is to ensure that millions of Palestine refugees continue to benefit from health services and education across the region. We hope that others will also step forward" External link

europa-pressReleases Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Developing the private sector has always been one of our top joint priorities, and we are a partner for Jordan in promoting growth and creating jobs as well as encouraging initiatives that can unlock entrepreneurship, creativity and innovations in the Kingdom,” External link

jordantimes Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I want to express gratitude to all those who contributed to this. I think this was an expression of the political maturity and is a proof of the country’s development, evolution,” External link

moldpres-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn wrote : "may be just the warning shot across the bow they need," External link

WortLuxembourg-en Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “This is also a kind of wake-up call for everybody in Albania, government and also opposition,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is very much influencing the assessment of some of the Member States, but I hope that this period until October might be helpful, and could change the opinion of the Member States,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “I hope we can convince the Member States about the effectiveness of the process and the leverage we have during such a process,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “If the Belgrade – Pristina dialogue (on the normalisation of relations) resumes, they have to see if investments into searching for a political compromise will be rewarded. Otherwise, they do not have a motive. The EU Council should understand the importance of such a signal for the region,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn added : “in light of the developments following the decisions taken yesterday by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the European Union strongly reiterates its call for calm and restraint” External link

euneighbours Monday, June 10, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “This is proof of the attractiveness of the European perspective and should serve as a very strong argument for those within the EU,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, June 5, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn states : “Overall, check and balances have been restored, consolidating democracy, rule of law in the country. Media professional and organisations report on improved climate regarding the freedom of the opinion,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, May 31, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn says : “If countries such as North Macedonia fulfil the tough conditions this needs to be acknowledged by taking them forward on their path towards the EU. As I always say – if our partner countries deliver, our Member States have to deliver, too,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, May 31, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn concluded : “If the EU does not deliver its part, citizens might lose confidence in the European perspective. The reforms dynamics might be weakened, not only in North Macedonia but in the whole region. This cannot be in the EU’s interest,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Friday, May 31, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Both countries have delivered. To remain credible with the merit-based process, the EU must stick now to its commitment and respond clearly and positively when countries fullfil theirs,” External link

seenews Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn noted : “North Macedonia not only continued its ambitious reform agenda, but also reached a historic agreement with Greece, resolving a 27-year old name dispute, an example for the entire region and beyond,” External link

seenews Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : “It’s a long process, we are talking about several years,” External link

eureporter Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:46:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Albania has moved reforms forward, especially a major transformation of the justice system, including an unprecedented reassessment process for judges and prosecutors,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "In this context, the accession negotiations with the two countries should be initiated as soon as possible, " External link

haberler-en Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The dialogue process between Belgrade and Pristina should be continued and a stable environment should be created. Serbia and Kosovo should ignore provocations. Kosovo should cancel 100% customs duty on products originating from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia," External link

haberler-en Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:13:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “Albania has moved reforms forward, especially a major transformation of the justice system, including an unprecedented reassessment process for judges and prosecutors,” External link

tiranatimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : “both countries have moved ahead with reforms, particularly in the fields set by the Council in June 2018. In order to remain credible, the European Union must adhere to its commitments and respond clearly and positively when the countries meet their obligations,” External link

tiranatimes Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "will now need to decide on the next steps for the country. In this regard, it will be key that governments are formed at all levels in Bosnia and Herzegovina without any further delay," External link

rferl Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "The countries urgently need to implement reforms in the rule-of-law area more strongly and credibly," External link

rferl Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn insisté : "Pour rester crédible, l'UE doit s'en tenir à ses engagements et répondre clairement et positivement lorsque les pays respectent les leurs" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn said : "While there is progress in some fields, Montenegro and Serbia are yet to act with greater determination and substantially increase the efforts in crucial areas. The countries urgently need to implement reforms in the rule of law area more strongly and credibly," External link

tanjug Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn told : “It’s a long process, we are talking about several years,” External link

eureporter Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn déclaré : «recommande que le Conseil (l'instance regroupant les pays de l'UE, ndlr) ouvre maintenant des négociations d'adhésion» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn estimé : «ont mis en oeuvre des réformes, en particulier dans les domaines mis en avant par le Conseil en juin 2018» External link

WortLuxembourg-fr Wednesday, May 29, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn indicou : "Os últimos cinco anos mostraram de forma muito clara, que o que acontece no Magrebe afeta a vida quotidiana daqueles que vivem na Europa. Não apenas nas regiões costeiras do sul, mas em toda a União Europeia" External link

cmjornal Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn afirmou : "A UE [União Europeia] é o primeiro parceiro económico no comércio e investimento dos nossos países parceiros nos países vizinhos do sul" External link

cmjornal Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn : “I l est nécessaire de prendre une décision” External link

leconomistemaghrebin Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Johannes Hahn disse : "A criação de uma área econômica é algo que sustenta a aspiração europeia, mas isso também ajuda os países a uma melhor perspectiva" "Finalmente, tudo é feito no interesse dos cidadãos, melhorando as condições de vida dos cidadãos" External link

atarde Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:49:00 PM EAT



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commissioner52.57%EN12/06/201706/12/2017
commissioner for enlargement1.56%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
enlargement commissioner8.61%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
european commissioner for enlargement0.22%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
commissaire1.96%FR10/13/201713/10/2017
commissaire européen2.19%FR10/04/201704/10/2017
eu enlargement commissioner10.71%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
eu commissioner6.60%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
commissioners0.54%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
eu commissioners0.13%EN10/02/201702/10/2017
comissário1.34%PT08/22/201722/08/2017
commissioner for eu enlargement0.09%EN08/05/201705/08/2017
european enlargement commissioner0.45%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
comissário europeu0.80%PT07/26/201726/07/2017
european union commissioner0.71%EN07/25/201725/07/2017
eu enlargement chief0.40%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
chief0.27%EN06/27/201727/06/2017
vice-president0.04%EN06/19/201719/06/2017
european union enlargement commissioner4.28%EN04/28/201728/04/2017
european union foreign affairs chief0.04%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
german foreign minister0.13%EN01/15/201715/01/2017
trade commissioner0.04%EN11/22/201622/11/2016
deputy0.36%EN11/17/201617/11/2016
minister0.40%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
eu minister0.09%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
bureaucrat0.04%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
erweiterungskommissar0.09%DE09/12/201612/09/2016
responsable0.09%FR08/22/201622/08/2016
speaker0.04%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
comissário austríaco0.09%PT07/21/201621/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Johannes HahnEN54.31%
Johannes HahnFR14.34%
Johannes HahnPT3.64%
Johannes HAHNEN3.40%
Johannes HahnCS2.27%
Johannes HahnES2.18%
Johannes HahnDE2.18%
Johannes HahnPL2.15%
Johannes HahnRO2.06%
Johannes HahnHR2.06%
Johannes HahnSK2.06%
Johannes HahnSV2.06%
Johannes HahnEU2.06%
Johannes HahnNL2.06%
Johannes HahnIT2.06%
Johannes HahnIS0.48%
Johanes HahnEN0.12%
Johanes HahnIS0.09%
Johannes HahnSA0.06%
Johanes HahnFR0.06%
Johannes HahnRU0.06%
Johanness HahnSK0.03%
Johanes HahnPT0.03%
Johanness HahnIT0.03%
Johannes HAHNFR0.03%
Johannes HahnMT0.03%
Johanes HahnHR0.03%
Johannesa HahnaPL0.03%
Johannes HAHNNL0.03%
Johannes HAHNSL0.03%


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Sebastian Kurz concluded ( about Johannes Hahn ) : "I congratulate Johannes Hahn on his new responsible role as EU Budget Commissioner. As a European politician recognised across party lines, he will ensure that the right course is set for a European Union that is strong in the world," External link

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Lars Gunnar Wigemark said ( about Johannes Hahn ) : “What is important is that the efforts towards the government formation continue, that the process of formation of the new Council of Ministers and its Chairman continue, whether it is Mr Tegeltija or somebody else. That is the number one priority set by EU at the very beginning. Commissioner Johannes Hahn was very clear during his visit in march. We do not believe in pre-conditions to government formation” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Christian Danielson said ( about Johannes Hahn ) : “The Commissioner Johannes Hahn and I often say that geography is destiny and the Western Balkans is part of Europe – we share the same history, the same geography, the same cultural heritage, and the same opportunities and challenges, today and in the future,” External link

europeanwesternbalkans Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Lukas Mandl says ( about Johannes Hahn ) : "We must export stability so that we do not import instability. This motto of EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn must continue to be the clear objective of the EU's policy towards South Eastern Europe," External link

friedlnews Wednesday, June 5, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Michael Koehler déclare ( about Johannes Hahn ) : ”qui a été accueillie par le commissaire Johannes Hahn à Bruxelles les 21 et 22 mai. L’événement était l’occasion d’un débat ouvert sur les principaux défis et obstacles à l’investissement et à l’esprit d’entreprendre dans le voisinage méridional de l’UE. “La Tunisie est devenue une démocratie même avec tous ses problèmes” External link

leconomistemaghrebin Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT