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The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has called on the EU to give a greater focus of its recently launched Investment Plan to the digital economy. Speaking in Riga, the CoRs' President, Markku Markkula, welcomed the shift towards a more digitalised economy but raised concerns that Europe was facing a "digital divide". The EU's new Investment Plan must better target more ... [more]
​Inter-institutional cooperation for EU environment policy and the 7th Environment Action Programme were the main topics for debate at a meeting of the Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) on Tuesday. Participating in the debate, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, made an appeal to CoR members to use their influence and ne ... [more]
​The Partnership principle is not an empty concept but a precondition for the success of cohesion policy, particularly as 'de facto' competences are distributed between at least three policy levels: the EU, Member States as well as local and regional authorities, states the draft opinion of Ivan Žagar (EPP/SI) on the Outcome of the negotiations on the partnership agreements and operation ... [more]
​A Cohesion Policy Council comprising the ministers responsible for regional development at the relevant level of government in each Member State and a representative of the Committee of the Regions as coordinator of cooperation would better facilitate building an open and polycentric Europe suggests the opinion on Improvement in the implementation of the Territorial Agenda of the Europe ... [more]
​The European Commission yesterday unveiled its plans for an Energy Union to better connect Europe's energy production, transport and consumption based on solidarity and trust, which were broadly welcomed by the President of the European People's Party Group in the European Committee of the Regions, Michael Schneider:"Putting the EU back on the path to growth requires competitive en ... [more]
​The European Committee of the Regions has set up a political Task Force for Ukraine to advise on the administrative reform and its implementation, as well as to share experiences of territorial cohesion and multi-level governance instruments. The Task Force has been created following the discussion between the COR members and the speaker of Ukrainian Parliament, Volodymyr Hroysman durin ... [more]

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EPP_CoR President @mmarkkula met today with @JerzyBuzek to discuss enhanced cooperation between @EU_CoR & @Europarl_EN

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