On Thursday 16 May, the EU Commissioner with responsibility for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, met with FIA Region I Club Presidents (including newly elected FIA Region I President Thierry Willemarck and FIA President Jean Todt) to discuss European regional policy, and its impact on transport. The meeting took place during the FIA Region I Spring Meeting which was held in Vienna from 13 May 17 May 2013.
Thierry Willemarck has been elected the new FIA Region I President today (15 May 2013). Mr Willemarck is a Belgian national who is also CEO of Touring Club Belgium (TCB). He replaces the out-going President Werner Kraus after serving 8 years in the role.
ACI President Sticchi Damiani and FIA Region I President Werner Kraus held a meeting with Antonio Tajani, the EC Vice-President for Industry and Entrepreneurship, on 7 May 2013 to discuss an upcoming EC proposal expected on the emergency call system eCall.