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​Commenting on the approval of the next college of European Commissioners and its Presidency of Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg yesterday, President of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions, Michael Schneider, welcomed the European Parliament's decision:I congratulate our friend Jean-Claude Juncker and all of the Commissioners who have been approved. I also fully subscribe to t ... [more]
​The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region #EUSALP can only be successful if the leadership of this multilevel governance process continues to be shared with regional and local actors and if the subsidiarity principle enshrined in EU law is respected – states an opinion on an Alpine macro-regional strategy for the European Union, which was adopted by the Committee of the Regions' commission ... [more]
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]

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