“At the 10th year mark, we find that the Danube Strategy is even more relevant than ever. As Ukraine takes over the Presidency, the first time ever that a neighbourhood country holds the Presidency of a macro-regional strategy, we see once again your commitment to blazing a trail for others to follow.
I urge you to blaze away, blaze a trail in innovation and digitisation, developing cooperation between leading and lagging regions to the benefit of all. Blaze a trail in green projects across region, which innovate both in terms of content and in terms of inclusive partnership.
Blaze a trail in embedding, building on the partnership and momentum you have, to improve all the new cohesion programmes.
As you do all these, I urge you – think of the next 10 years: what you want your region to stand in 10 years’ time?”
EU Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Ms. Elisa FERREIRA