09 May 2016This year's Europe Day is particularly significant for the future of the European project since only few weeks separate us from the UK's EU membership referendum. On this 9th of May, all members of the PES Group will relay a loud and clear message for a stronger, more social and more solidary Europe
03 May 2016Today the PES Group in the CoR is launching a website dedicated to its latest initiative: a seminar on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
02 May 2016PES member Isolde Ries is rapporteur for the CoR opinion on Steel: Preserving sustainable jobs and growth in Europe. She tells us about her key recommendations in the opinion before its adoption at the June plenary session.
28 April 2016The European Parliament's S&D Group gathered yesterday with members of the PES Group of the Committee of the Regions to coordinate action on two joint priority topics for the remainder of 2016.
22 April 2016The CoR commission on Economic Policy today adopted by overwhelming majority the draft opinion on Steel: Preserving sustainable jobs and growth in Europe, elaborated by PES member Isolde Ries, First Vice-President of the Saarland regional parliament (Germany).
20 April 2016The President of the Tuscany Region presented yesterday to the members of the European Parliament's Employment Committee the opinion of the Committee of the Regions responding to the Council Recommendation for the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market.
12 April 2016Women refugees, who embark upon the perilous voyage to the EU, are re-inventing the Odyssey, surpassing the courage and resourcefulness of Homeric Ulysses. But their needs are different from those of male refugees, and this must be duly taken into account.
11 April 2016To improve dialogue with citizens and local stakeholders, the Committee of the Regions has launched a new local communication strategy and has become involved in three citizens' debates, taking place at the initiative of PES member Christophe Rouillon, Mayor of Coulaines (France) and Vice-President of the Association of French Mayors responsible for Europe, in Chinon on 29 March, in Paris on 4 April and in Rouillon on 3 May.
11 April 2016Last week, the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions held a debate on the UK 'Brexit' referendum ahead of the CoR April plenary session. This week, Councillor Paul Watson, Leader of Sunderland City Council and Chair of the UK delegation in the CoR, gave us his take on UK membership of the EU.
08 April 2016In times like these, when Schengen is at stake, the European Single Market - which includes free movement of goods, services, people and capital - is more than ever a key part of European integration.
08 April 2016Regions and cities are key actors in delivering structural reforms on the ground and must be adequately involved in their programming", emphasized PES member Olga Zrihen, member of the Walloon Parliament (Belgium).
07 April 2016Gathering at their April plenary session today, CoR members gave overwhelming backing to the draft opinion by PES member Hella Dunger-Löper, Berlin State Secretary for European Affairs (Germany), on Concrete steps for implementing the EU Urban Agenda.
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