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Next REGI meeting: 7 July 2014 (tbc)

The next constituent meeting of the Committee on Regional Development will take place most probably on Monday 7 July 2014.
Meeting room: tbc 

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Study on Economic, Social and Territorial situation of Ireland

This analysis provides an overview of Ireland's economic, political and administrative framework for EU Cohesion Policy, as well as its National Strategic
Reference Framework for the 2007-2013 period. The paper also gives an insight into Ireland's preparations for the implementation of the new Cohesion Policy for the 2014-2020 period.
The analysis has been prepared in the context of the Committee on Regional Development's delegation to Ireland in March 2014.

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Exchange of views with Johannes Hahn on EU Cohesion Policy

The Members of the REGI Committee will hold on Tuesday 1 April 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00 an Exchange of views with Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy, on the achievements of EU Cohesion Policy during the Seventh Legislature.
Meeting room: ASP 1G-3

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REGI votes on European Union Solidarity Fund - 19 March 2014

On 19 March 2014 from 17:00 to 17:30 the REGI Members will considerate and vote the agreement reached after interinstitutional negotiations on the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF).
Rapporteur: Rosa Estaràs Ferragut (EPP)
Procedure: 2013/0248(COD)
Meeting room: PHS 3C050

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Presentation and responsibilities
Committee responsible for:
regional and cohesion policy, in particular:
(a)    the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the other instruments of the Union's regional policy,
(b)    assessing the impact of other Union policies on economic and social cohesion,
(c)    coordination of the Union's structural instruments,
(d)    outermost regions and islands as well as trans-frontier and interregional cooperation,
(e)    relations with the Committee of the Regions, interregional cooperation organisations and local and regional authorities.
At the meeting of 14 December 2006, the Conference of Presidents decided to include the urban dimension as a competence of the committee.
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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.
In this website you will be able to find detailed information of our legislative and political activities and may follow our meeting on the web, through EP Live.
Danuta Maria HÜBNER