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​Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions: "we congratulate our friend Jean-Claude Juncker for his election by the European Parliament as President of the European Commission".  "Today's result shows us that the voice of citizens throughout Europe has been heard and that democracy will prevail with Mr Juncker as President of the Europea ... [more]
Macro regional strategies will feature heavily on the agenda for the COTER meeting and conference, which is taking place on 10-11 July in Fabriano, Italy, under the presidency of Marek Woźniak. On the first day, an exchange of views on Herwig Van Staa's opinion on the Alpine macro-regional strategy for the European Union will take place. This EPP-led opinion is of strategic importance be ... [more]
​The president of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Michel Lebrun, led a CoR mission to Kiev on 4 July to discus the Ukrainian government's proposals for decentralisation reform. On the invitation of Volodymyr Hroysman, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister for regional development, the delegation of CoR members, including Arnoldas Abramavičius,  voiced their support fot the process ... [more]
During a seminar on 1 July, the Committee of the Regions' Commission for Education, Youth, Culture and Research (EDUC) discussed the challenges that cultural and creative sectors face when contributing to regional and local development. The seminar, held in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, was organised by the CoR and hosted by Tania Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo. Together with stakeholders in the field, ... [more]
​We strongly welcome the decision of today's European Council to propose Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission and hope that the European Parliament will elect him based on his ambitious political programme and the democratic choice that the citizens of Europe made during the elections this May."   Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the Committe ... [more]

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