Cohesion legislative package - consideration of draft reports
On 19 June 2013 from 15:00 to 18:00 the REGI Committee will be considering the 5 reports of the Cohesion legislative package:
Common provisions on European Funds and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 (2011/0276(COD))
Specific provisions concerning the European Regional Development Fund and the 'Investment for growth and jobs' goal and repeal of Regulation (EC) No 1080/2006 (2011/0275(COD))
Cohesion Fund and repeal of Council Regulation (EC) No 1084/2006 (2011/0274(COD))
Support from the European Regional Development Fund to the 'European territorial cooperation' goal 2011/0273(COD)
Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1082/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on a European grouping of territorial cooperation (EGTC) as regards the clarification, simplification and improvement of the establishment and implementation of such groupings 2011/0272(COD))
Exchange of views with Commissioner Almunia on Regional State Aid Guidelines
On 30 May 2013 from 09:00 to 10:30 the REGI Committee will hold an exchange of views with Mr Joaquín Almunia, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner responsible for competition, on Regional State Aid Guidelines.
Exchange of views with Ms Gaffey, DG REGIO, on Cohesion policy
On 29 May 2013 from 11:30 to 12:30 the REGI Committee will hold an exchange of views with Ms Veronica Gaffey, Head of Unit at European Commission DG REGIO, on Cohesion policy: Strategic Report 2013 on the implementation of the programmes for 2007-2013 (COM(2013)0210).
Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union states that "The Union shall promote economic, social and territorial cohesion, and solidarity among Member States". To do this the resources of the structural funds are used to support a well developed Regional development policy which interacts with other policies, notably research, energy and transport, to achieve its aims.
The Committee on Regional Development, which I have the honour to chair, is responsible for ensuring that the Union and its Member States conduct economic policy in a way which is conducive to achieving this objective. To do this we work closely with the Union Presidency, the Council, the European Commission, as well as with EU's advisory bodies such as the Committee of the Regions the Economic and Social Committee and many other regional and local organisations.
The 50 Committee Members and 50 substitutes represent all the EP's political groups which through their coordinators work with the committee's Bureau to organise our activities.
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