Klara Dobrev Vice President of European Parliament commented on the cohesion policy highlighting of importance of making Europe closer to citizens and more flexible and making Social Europe real. Dobrev particularly highlighted that the best programmes and projects are the ones which are being implemented by the citizens. VP also hailed the significance of achieving solidarity among the EU members states.
Besides, Karl-Heinz Lambertz President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR ) underlined that climate change requires political powers, members states, governments and local and regional governments work together to tackle this challenge. President also commented on the importance of creating budget to mitigate the poverty in the regions. Also, he stated that dialogue should be created between the EU citizens and institutions.
Then they answered the journalists’ questions.
Today the European Week of Regions and Cities has started in Brussels, AzVision.az reports.
The event brings 9000 participants together, being 200 young journalists, young politicians and stakeholders. The week will cover more than 400 discussions and debate on the cohesion policy and EU fundings, particularly new investments. The main focus will be to answer the questions how to make Europe greener and closer to citizens.
Note, the European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
The event was created in 2003 when the European Committee of the Regions invited Brussels-based local and regional representations to the European Union to open their doors to visitors simultaneously. One year later the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy also joined the adventure.
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