On 13th February 2013, Dr. Roland MENGYI, President of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Government and Co-President of the Hungarian National Association of County Governments (MÖOSZ) met, together with AER President Michèle SABBAN, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes HAHN. The meeting, initiated by Mr. MENGYI and set up by AER, focused on the new organisation of the territorial sub-national government in Hungary and its role in managing and implementing the Structural Funds as of 2014-2020. President MENGYI explained this new set-up, stressing that Hungarian counties wish to play a greater role in the management and decision-making process. Mr. HAHN assured President MENGYI and AER President SABBAN that his team will make sure that all partners are included in the preparation and execution of the Partnership Agreements. He also underlined the need for Member States to respect the principle of multi-governance in this regard.