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3 februari 2015
Going Local January 2015
 Committee of the Regions welcomes new members as it begins 5-year term
The European Committee of the Regions has welcomed the formal appointment of nearly all its 350 members following approval by the Council of the EU this week. The new assembly will gather in Brussels for the first time at its plenary session on 12 February as it enters a new five-year political term.

18 Irish local leaders appointed to EU regions assembly
18 local politicians from across Ireland have been formally appointed to the European Committee of the Regions. The delegation – proposed by the Irish government and formally approved by the Council of the EU - will sit on the Committee representing the interests of Ireland's cities and regions in the EU.


President Lebrun: "Flexible application of Growth and Stability Pact is a key step to deliver jobs and restart Europe"
The President of the European Committee of the Regions, Michel Lebrun, warmly welcomed the European Commission’s response to "the urgent need to restart public investment across Europe".

It remains unclear if the Juncker plan can deliver
Cllr Gordon Keymer presents his view on the Junker plan, welcoming the removal of red tape, but questioning if it is possible for the plan to deliver on it's promises.

Cllr Simmonds, "Will the Juncker investment package succeed?"
Cllr David Simonds discusses his view on the Junker investment package, what challenges it may face, and what it will take to reinvigorate the European economy.

OPEN DAYS 2015 kicks off
The European Committee of the Region and the European Commission have launched a call for partners for this year's OPEN DAYS 2015. Apply online by 27 March to become an official event partner of the annual EU regional policy event which this year will take place on 12-15 October.

YFactor: where is [y]our future? Putting youth on the EU agenda
This conference on the 5th of February in Brussels is an opportunity to present the new European Commission with a number of proposals related to the most salient and decisive issues for the young Europeans: lack of jobs and concerns about "Youth [Un]employment"; youth's disinterest in the EU politics and the polarisation of the EU citizenship; as well as young people's concerns about environmental degradation and short-term policies, in relation to the need for Sustainable development and growth.

European Year for Development 2015


2015, European Year for Development

With the descision to designate 2015 as the European Year for Development, the EU has for the first time chosen an external policy as the theme for the European Year, and confirmed its wish to be a global player that does not forget to support the most disadvantaged.

European cities and regions mobilised for the European Year of Development
The President of the European Committee of the Regions, Michel Lebrun, stressed the importance of local and regional government in raising awareness among citizens of the importance of development aid during the launch of the European Year for Development in Riga, Latvia.

Agenda

5 February 
YFactor: where is [y]our future? Putting youth on the EU agenda, CoR building, Brussels. 

11-13 February 
110th CoR plenary session, CoR building, Brussels.

24 February 
27th meeting of the CIVEX Commission, CoR building, Brussels.

27 February 
27th meeting of the ECOS Commission, CoR building, Brussels.





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