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Monday, February 17, 2014

CiTIEs Forum – “The voice of cities must be heard”. -Johannes HAHN Commissioner for Regional Policy

CiTIEs: Cities of Tomorrow Investing in Europe'
Brussels, 17 February 2014
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Ministers, Mayors, colleagues and friends
It is true that I have been determined to raise the profile of cities during my time as Regional Policy Commissioner. Cities are too important to Europe to be treated as a side issue.

From the Greek polis to the present day, the special character of Europe has been forged in cities. We were a Europe of cities long before we were a Europe of nation states. Much of our history is urban. And, the Cities of Tomorrow are in large part the Europe of tomorrow.

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