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​Tackling youth unemployment, facilitating the integration of minorities and preventing exclusion and radicalisation are just some of the challenges that have been dominating the news and citizens' minds in recent weeks. In a debate with Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, today,  Csaba Borboly, the CoR's rapporteur on European cooperation in the ... [more]
​During today's debate with the Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu, at the European Committee of the Regions plenary session, it was concluded that the positive impact that EU Cohesion policy brings to the EU citizens on a daily basis needs to be better explained and communicated, in order to streamline debate on the future of this policy after 2020. Read this article i ... [more]
​The EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions has today adopted a new logo, joining the European People's Party and the EPP Group in the European Parliament in its common identity. "During the EPP Congress in Madrid last October, the European People's Party and its Group in the European Parliament took a symbolic decision to launch a new common logo. Today, we reiterate ou ... [more]
​The role of European cities, local communities and regions have been recognised by Donald Tusk as pivotal in confronting the ever pressing challenges facing the European Union in the coming weeks. The President of the European Council, who addressed the plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions today, invited political representatives from the local and regional level to ... [more]
​Europe should present entrepreneurship as a viable and promising future career path for young people, thus reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit. This was the main message from Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions, at a conference on pioneering entrepreneurial regions today. "By generating synergies of cooperation among regionally-embedded actors, loc ... [more]
​The first Plenary Session of the year will begin with a statement from Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, reflecting on the internal and external challenges to Europe from a Member State perspective. He is expected to repeat his call on Europe's regions and cities for support, following his video message on migration that was played during the December Plenary Session where ... [more]
Hans Janssen's opinion is to be adopted by CoR's CIVEX commission on 5 February 2016 and is scheduled for the CoR plenary session vote in April 2016 Why do you believe a new perspective on the protection of refugees in their areas of origin is needed? Let me point out first that, when talking about ‘area of origin’, the draft Opinion refers to countries neighbouring the country that peo ... [more]
​"Each year, start-ups create more than 4 million new jobs in Europe making them one of the most important sources of employment"Markku Markkula   Despite their great potential for local growth, Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions, warned that it is not policy-makers who will decide where businesses chose to set themselves up. "To be su ... [more]
 

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