20 July 2016"Twenty years ago, Extremadura was the only region in
Spain that did not have its own body to protect people’s rights in the area of
sexual identity or orientation", says Extremadura President and CoR PES
member Guillermo Fernández Vara.
08 July 2016Intervening at the high level conference on "Refugees: our progressive answers", organised by the Party of European Socialists (PES), the First Vice-President of the CoR PES Group and Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia Regional Parliament (Germany)
04 July 2016The CoR Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and the EU Budget (COTER) today adopted by overwhelming majority the draft opinion on the Simplification of the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) from the perspective of Local and Regional Authorities by Petr Osvald, Councillor of the City of Plzeň (Czech Republic).
04 July 2016"Given the huge economic, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the calls for a paradigm shift in transport policies which prioritise the introduction of incentives and measures to make cycling more attractive, have been steadily growing in recent years", stressed PES Group member, Kevin Peel, member of Manchester City Council (UK), at todya's COTER meeting.
30 June 2016“Following the adoption of a global agreement on climate at the United Nations COP 21 conference which recognizes the role of regions and cities, the time has come to properly integrate them in the global and EU climate governance structures”, stressed the President of the Region of Sardinia today
30 June 2016The CoR Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) adopted today by overwhelming majority the draft opinion on an EU action plan for the Circular Economy, elaborated by PES member Babette Winter, State Secretary for Europe and Culture in the Thuringia State Chancellery (Germany).
28 June 2016Ahead of the seminar of the CoR PES Group on Promoting LGBTI rights in the EU (29 November), organised in cooperation with Rainbow Rose, its President Aurélien Mazuy, tells us more about the organisation's priorities and objectives for the coming years.
24 June 2016It is with deep regret that we learnt today the negative outcome, for British people and for all Europeans, of the UK referendum. The progressive choice to REMAIN in the EU did not manage to keep at bay the sirens of nationalism, Euroscepticism and navel gazing that have been fuelling British people's fears about their future within the EU and which are driving them into unchartered waters.
23 June 2016The CoR Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX) adopted today by overwhelming majority the draft opinion on the Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), elaborated by PES member Anne Quart, State Secretary for Europe and Consumer Protection in the Ministry of Justice, European Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Land of Brandenburg (Germany).
22 June 2016On 16th June, the Social Affairs Council of the EU adopted a set of conclusions on LGBTI equality. The conclusions reaffirm that respect for fundamental rights is a founding principle of the EU, and ask both the European Commission and EU Member States to protect LGBTI people from discrimination, but fall short of recommending substantive policy steps.
22 June 2016Responding to the European Commission’s public consultation on a first preliminary outline of a future European Pillar of Social Rights, the SEDEC commission adopted today by majority the draft opinion by Heinz-Joachim Höfer, Mayor of Altenkirchen (PES, Germany).
22 June 2016The SEDEC commission adopted today by overwhelming majority the draft opinion by Anne Karjalainen, Member of Kerava City Council (PES, Finland), on the European Cloud Initiative and ICT Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market.