Friday, November 20, 2015

Speech of Commissioner Johannes Hahn at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum 2015, Kyiv

Image from, with caption: EU European neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations commissioner Johannes Hahn takes a picture of journalists with his phone on Nov. 20, 2014 after a press conference with the Serbian prime minister following their meeting in Belgrade.

A word about communication. I know that disinformation coming from outside the EU is very much on your minds. We share this concern. That is why the EU supports independent media and seeks to communicate more effectively the benefits of EU partnerships in your countries.
We need your help to expand the EU’s public diplomacy to all relevant actors of civil society in your countries. We need you as our eyes and ears in your media space. ...
Dear friends, it is our shared responsibility to make sure that democracy, rule of law, human rights, fundamental freedoms, prosperity and security will be the everyday reality for this and future young generations across Europe. I wish you a successful meeting. Thank you.

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