RCC Secretary General and EU Commissioner for Regional Policy discuss cooperation

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, met in Brussels yesterday with EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, and exchanged views on RCC activities related to implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.  

The two officials also discussed possible cooperation between the RCC and the European Commission regarding implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and related complementary aspects with the RCC strategy. They stressed the political importance of involvement of respective countries of the region in the implementation of the EU’s Danube strategy, as a way of enhancing EU integration.

The Secretary General informed the Commissioner of the RCC activities, with particular focus on economic and social development, infrastructure, energy, environment, rule of law and building human capital. The Commissioner elaborated the main aspects of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region and the process of its adoption.

Secretary General Biscevic invited Commissioner Hahn to visit the region and the RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo.

The RCC Secretary General also delivered a lecture at Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations on the Regional Cooperation Council and the EU, at Castle of Val Duchesse, Brussels.