A delegation of Andorran liberals, led by Ferran Costa, leader of the Liberal group in the Andorran parliament, visited the Renew Europe group in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) to explore opportunities for partnership with EU regions and cities within the context of the future Association Agreement EU-Andorra.
In the heart of the Pyrenees, Andorra is a micro-state with a full-member seat at the United Nations, surrounded by two EU member states without itself being an EU member, although its currency is the euro. This unique status means that its interlocutors for official purposes are the governments of Spain and France, in Madrid and Paris, and the European Commission in Brussels, but the reality of the day-to-day life of its citizens and businesses means that direct relations with the regions and municipalities of the Pyrenees are a strategic priority for Andorra.
During their visit to the CoR, the Andorran delegation met with the Renew Europe Secretary General, Sean O’Curneen, and Political Advisor Vanesa Knezevic, and discussed the opportunities for Andorra in the area of climate change, education and employment, but also to look into the future, how to develop relations with the European Committee of the Regions and its members and exploring the potential for a Pyrenean Macro-regional Strategy.
Ferran Costa said:
Sean O’Curneen said:
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