15 July 2015The ECON commission adopted today unanimously the draft opinion on the Tax Transparency package by Hicham Imane, Member of the Walloon Parliament (PES/Belgium). "Fiscal transparency ultimately determines the competitiveness and attractiveness of regions", pointed out the rapporteur.
09 July 2015The CoR plenary adopted today by overwhelming majority the opinion on Making the best use of the flexibility within the existing rules of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), by Olga Zrihen, Member of the Walloon Parliament (PES/Belgium). The adopted text carries a clear PES footprint.
09 July 2015The Chair of the CoR commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) responded on behalf of the PES Group at today's CoR plenary session to the intervention of Carlos Moedas
09 July 2015While the European Parliament failed to come to an agreement on its priorities for the European Commission Work Programme 2016 at its plenary session in Strasbourg, held at the same time as the CoR plenary in Brussels, the Committee of the Regions adopted a resolution on the same topic, taking on board a series of key PES requests.
08 July 2015The European Commission's Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, joined today CoR members at their July plenary session. "Local authorities have huge potential as a driving force of energy efficiency, energy distribution and renewable energy generation ", he emphasised.
08 July 2015PES Group President Catiuscia Marini took the floor at today's CoR plenary session in reply to the intervention of Dan Kersch, Minister of Interior of Luxembourg, who briefed members on the prioritis of the Luxembourgish EU Presidency
08 July 2015Following the European Council meeting of 25-26 June and after the discussion of some 55 amendments which provoked political divide among the Groups, the CoR plenary adopted today a resolution on "A sustainable approach to EU Migration".
08 July 2015Responding to a request to comment on the European Parliament reports on the future of the European Union's institutions by Mercedes Bresso, Elmar Brok and Guy Verhofstadt, the Committee of the Regions adopted today a resolution on Improving the functioning of the European Union: Lisbon Treaty and beyond.
01 July 2015The 1st of July finds Greece in default, after having missed its $1.7 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund.The worst has not been avoided but what looms ahead for the country and the EU as a whole may be even worse.
25 June 2015"The current Audiovisual Media Services Directive has been long overtaken by technological developments and their impact upon the production, distribution and consumption of audiovisual media", explained today Jean-François Istasse.
25 June 2015"Poverty and social inequalities have worsened since the crisis, and the austerity policies imposed in some Member States have exacerbated the problem ", stressed today Mick Antoniw.
24 June 2015The Chair of the SEDEC commission opened and concluded today the works of a conference co-organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the CoR, focusing on the safe management and removal of asbestos
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