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EU regions reject the proposed EU regulation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) because it insufficiently addresses the revision of the GMO authorisation procedure. Mark Weinmeister's (EPP/DE) opinion on "the decision-making process on genetically modified food and feed", which calls for opt-out measures for Member States, will be up for adoption at the European Committee ... [more]
A fully digital education system and a once-stop-shop for entrepreneurs and start-ups were the main demands made by 50 EU students gathered in Brussels for the 7th edition of the EPP Study Visit on 21-22 September, under the title Digital and Entrepreneurial Skills for All: Reaching our Potential Together. The conclusions of the two-day event, which was co-organised by the EPP Group in t ... [more]
Following an intense debate on migration at September meeting of the commission of the European Committee of the Regions dealing with the current migration and refugee crisis, we spoke to our member Anna MAGYAR (EPP/HU). As a leading local politician from Csongrád County, which shares a border with Serbia, she came to Brussels to share her unique experiences to increase understanding in ... [more]
​Just ahead of our EPP/CoR Study Visit for Masters Students on "Digital skills for all: Reaching our potential together" coorganised with European Democrat Students, we interview MEP Michał Boni, Chair of the EPP digital expert group: What are digital skills and why are they so important for the labour market?The digital skills are the key now for one's better position at the ... [more]
​Armenia hosted for the first time a meeting of the Conference for Regional and Local authorities for Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) on Friday. Local and regional representatives from European Union and Eastern Partnership countries forming the Bureau of CORLEAP were invited to Yerevan by co-chair Emin Yeritsyan, President of the Union of Communities of Armenia. The members approved an ac ... [more]
​We endorse a common European approach to tackle the refugee crisis in Europe, as outlined by European Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the European Union address today. We particularly welcome the proposed common EU list of safe countries of origin, for which we called recently.  However, we hope that the role of the regions and local authorities in providing s ... [more]
​Speaking at the EPP Political Assembly that took place at the European Committee of the Regions, President of the EPP/CoR Group Michael Schneider underlined a need for solidarity with migrants and the sharing of responsibility across Europe:"The EPP/CoR Group has extensively debated the problem of migration at CoR's plenary session in July, concentrating primarily on the humanitari ... [more]

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