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Local leaders met with the European Commission's Vice-President, Jyrki Katainen, in Brussels today to take stock of the Investment Plan for Europe and the implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The EPP Group highlighted the potential for the plan and re-launched its commitment to sharing news of its benefits to regional banks, industrial ... [more]
Demographic change is one of the major challenges facing the European Union. The European Committee of the Regions therefore debated the EU's response today, at a meeting of the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture. The proposal to treat this topic came from Juan Vicente Herrera (ES/EPP), President of the Castille and Leon region, who underlined: ... [more]
​"Digitalisation and decentralisation both serve the same aims: to bring political, administrative life and decision-making processes closer together therefore making them more accessible to the citizens" was the key message of the EPP/CoR President Michael Schneider who addressed the "Digital Ukraine" conference today. An event organised by the Polish MEP Mi ... [more]
​Anna Magyar's opinion on the "EU Enlargement Strategy 2015-2016" was adopted today by the European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs CIVEX. Read our interview with the rapporteur on the opinion here ... [more]
​"We support the involvement of European regional parliaments in subsidiarity issues" – President of the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Michael Schneider, underlined following the European Parliament's plenary session debate on the 2012-2013 reports on Subsidiarity and Proportionality last week.    The CoR's Chair of the Subsidiarity Steeri ... [more]
​Improvements to the future Cohesion policy should be proposed in a timely manner, well ahead of the next Multiannual Financial Framework set-up. This was a main message of Raffaele Cattaneo during his speech at the EPP public hearing on “Acceleration of implementation of Cohesion policy” in the European Parliament today. Cattaneo, chairman of the European Committee of the Regions' Commi ... [more]
​Despite the wide support for complementarity and blending between the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the European structural and investment funds (ESIF), questions still remain about how the synergies will work on the ground. Today's conference Europe as an Investment Destination was therefore particularly timely according to Wim van de Donk, King’s Commissioner of t ... [more]
  The 117th Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions will take place 7-8 April 2016.   This time the CoR will vote on 5 EPP-led opinions:  
 

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EPP_CoR #Murcia s @PedroAntonio_RM shares experience w/ #citizenparticipation & transparency at @EU_CoR #CIVEX visit twitter.com/PPRMurcia/stat…
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EPP_CoR RT @ecfin #ecforecast reports that #EU staying the course amid high risks – read it here >>> europa.eu/!np84JB

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EPP_CoR RT @MartensCentre Here are 10 GOOD REASONS TO #BREMAIN What are yours? amp.twimg.com/v/c68622bf-e28…
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EPP_CoR Colleagues from #Murcia hosting @EU_CoR #civex seminar today on #civicparticipation #localgov #EURegions twitter.com/manupleguezuel…
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EPP_CoR More @EU_CoR politicians arriving in #Murcia for tomorrow's civic participation debate cor.europa.eu/en/events/Page…

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EPP_CoR RT @FSijilmassi Very happy to meet again Markku Markkula @CoR_President in #Murcia for the #ARLEM mtg hosted by @PedroAntonio_RM https://t

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EPP_CoR #ARLEM Bureau meeting hosted by @PedroAntonio_RM in Murcia starting now: cor.europa.eu/en/events/Page… #Mediterranean

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EPP_CoR Meetings between #ARLEM & @UfMSecretariat on water management in #Murcia today #proximitydiplomacy w/ @EU_CoR twitter.com/FSijilmassi/st…
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EPP_CoR RT @EER_Award EER jury visits @FablabLisboa with Christian Buchmann @EU_CoR @GEWPoland Neta Gruber @cmlisboa

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EPP_CoR RT @GOettingerEU It's the World #PressFreedom Day. Today we celebrate an important building block of European democracy #WPFD2016 https://

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