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The tastes of Europe's regions and cities can and should be better promoted and protected with the support of the European Union. This was the conclusion of a seminar of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions, which took place on Wednesday under the auspices of the OPEN DAYS: European Week of Regions and Cities. Quality and consumer choice were central themes running through the t ... [more]
"The development of mHealth highlights a number of the most pressing issues for European healthcare systems", according to a CoR opinion drafted by Martin Andreasson, Västra Götaland regional Councillor, and adopted by the commission for natural resources on 3 October. "The uptake of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices will depend heavily on how issues s ... [more]
​Just one day before the Council decided to declassify the negotiating directives for the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) with the United States, the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions pleaded for more transparency and a greater focus on SMEs in a debate with Karel de Gucht, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Trade, and Anthony Luzzatto Gardne ... [more]
​Getting cities and regions back on track to growth and convergence was the main topic for the joint meeting of the European Parliament's Regional Affairs committee (REGI) and the Committee of the Region's Commission on Territorial Cohesion Policy (COTER) on 6 October, During his intervention, Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions, called for stren ... [more]
"Europe should make better use of cohesion policy, a subsidiarity inspired multi-level governance and macro-regional strategies to return to growth and jobs" Raffaele Cattaneo, President of the Lombardy Regional Council, said in an address to Sandro Gozi, representing the Italian Presidency of the European Union in today's Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions. He als ... [more]

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