Hahn: No new member states over next five years

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In his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, Austrian Commissioner-designate for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said that no new countries will join the EU during the next five years.

“That doesn’t mean a standstill in our activities, quite the opposite. My roll will be to help prepare those countries who want to joined the EU ensuring that all the criteria are fully met,” Hahn said.

Hahn is the former European Commissioner for Regional Policy.

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