During the European Committee of the Regions June plenary our group discussed Ukraine with the launch of the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for the Reconstruction of Ukraine, the automotive regions alliance, as well as presented two reports; one on the implementation of green budgets at local and regional levels by Vincent Chauvet and one on the new EU Arctic strategy by Mirja Vehkaperä. Guy Verhofstadt MEP also intervened on the resolution on the results of the Conference on the Future of Europe and its follow-up.
— This overview/blog covers the European Committee of the Regions plenary of 29 – 30 June 2022
Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire covered Vincent Chauvet’s report in their Monday edition
Anne Rudisuhli and Dietmar Brockes raised the issue of anti-Semitism at the plenary, with Rudisuhli supporting stronger educational aid for teachers:
Other members participated in the debate on the Czech Presidency and on the automotive alliance, such as Ulrika Landergren and Valter Drandic, or Dainis Turlais, on the launch of the Alliance for the Reconstruction of Ukraine:
Vincent Chauvet presented his report on Green Budgeting, which is important for all governments in terms of democracy and the environment:
Our President François Decoster also intervened in the debate with Guy Verhofstadt MEP on the Conference on the Future of Europe resolution and follow-up. Decoster argued that we need to continue to dare, to dare to invent new formula’s. It’s the Renew Europe family that initiated this innovative and unique formula for the Conference on the Future of Europe and now every EU institution needs to apply itself in the implementation of its recommendations.
Mirja Vehkaperä presented her report on the EU’s Arctic strategy.
The June plenary is also the last plenary for Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, our outgoing NAT-coordinator:
Joint Group Meeting with the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament
Discussion on values and democracy with Stéphane Sejourné MEP and investing in the Union: Cohesion, Skills and Green Transition