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​2015 has been dedicated as the European year for development. During the launch event on 9 January, Michel Lebrun, President of the Committee of the Regions, joined EU leaders including President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the Prime Minister of Latvia, Laimdota Straujuma to raise awareness of the importance of development aid and for making it more efficient an ... [more]
​Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions have issued a statement on the tragic events that shocked France and Europe today:Shocked by today's act of terror at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, on behalf of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions I strongly condemn these brutal murders. Any form of violence  against our fundamental Europe ... [more]
Mauro D'Attis
The creation of a European central board tasked with the definition, coordination and development of health and safety at work was at the centre of the proposals from Mauro D'Attis opinion on the EU strategic framework on health and safety at work, which was adopted by the CoR's Commission for Economic and Social policy yesterday. "Health and safety at work is a fundamental right&qu ... [more]
Marialuisa Coppola
Traditional know-how and production methods in many of Europe's regions and local authorities, combined with a growing consumer demand for authentic products of high quality could encourage the European Commission to extend geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products such as ceramics, marble, shoes or musical instruments, as proposed by Marialuisa Coppola in a draft o ... [more]
​Regional and local authorities are keen to ensure an effective implementation of structural and investment funds, announced Ivan Žagar (EPP/SI), who presented his working document on the outcome of the negotiations on the partnership agreements and operational programmes at the Committee of the Regions' commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy (COTER) on 16 December 2014. The document ... [more]
 

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