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Postupak : 2013/2549(RSP)
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further to Question for Oral Answer B7‑0118/2013

pursuant to Rule 115(5) of the Rules of Procedure

on a macro-regional strategy for the Alps (2013/2549(RSP))

Richard Seeber, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Danuta Maria Hübner, Roberta Angelilli, Jan Olbrycht, Manfred Weber, Alain Cadec, Jan Březina, Iosif Matula on behalf of the PPE Group

European Parliament resolution on a macro-regional strategy for the Alps (2013/2549(RSP))  

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to Articles 192, 265(5) and 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU),

–   having regard to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (COM(2009)0248),

–   having regard to the Commission communication of 8 December 2010 entitled ‘European Union Strategy for Danube Region’ (COM(2010)0715) and the indicative action plan accompanying that strategy (SEC(2009)0712/2),

–   having regard to its resolution of 17 February 2011 on the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region(1),

–   having regard to the European Council conclusions of 24 June 2011, in which the European Council invited the Member States to ‘continue work in cooperation with the Commission on possible future macro-regional strategies’,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal of 6 October 2011 for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific provisions for the support from the European Regional Development Fund to the European territorial cooperation goal (COM(2011)0611),

–   having regard to Rules 115(5) and 110(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas macro-regional strategies are aimed at making better use of existing resources to tackle territorial development issues and identify joint responses to common challenges;

B.  whereas the Commission is proposing that the transnational strand of territorial cooperation policy should be enhanced;

C. whereas the territories that make up the Alpine region share many common features, such as the geographical uniqueness of their high mountain areas and their close interactions with the larger cities in the peri-Alpine belt;

D. whereas the Alpine region constitutes an interconnected macro-region with heterogeneous economic capacities and growing concerns over environmental issues, demographic change, transport infrastructure, tourism and energy-related issues;

1.  Believes that the development of large-scale strategies, such as macro-regional strategies, should contribute to enhancing the role of the local and regional level in the implementation of EU policy more generally;

2.  Recalls the results of the learning experience afforded by the Baltic Sea Strategy and the Danube Strategy as regards (a) transparency in the decision-making process and (b) the allocation of EU funding;

3.  Welcomes the current developments in, and the strong bottom-up approach adopted by, the regions of the Alpine area, which have repeatedly expressed their desire for an Alpine strategy to address effectively challenges common to the entire Alpine arc, to exploit its considerable potential more consistently and to address the need to improve mobility, energy security, environmental protection, social and economic development, cultural exchange, security and civil protection in the Alpine region;

4.  Calls for a macro-regional strategy for the Alps to be the subject of a comprehensive evaluation by the Commission, based on objective criteria and measurable indicators;

5.  Calls on the Commission genuinely to implement Article174 of the TFEU through a strategic plan, with a view to overcoming the structural handicaps of mountain regions and creating the right conditions for economic growth and effective social and territorial cohesion in the Alpine region;

6.  Believes that the strategy’s territorial dimension will lead to the concrete development of the idea of territorial cohesion, which the Treaty of Lisbon places on an equal footing with economic and social cohesion;

7.  Stresses that a macro-regional strategy for the Alps is an effective tool for enhancing European territorial cooperation within the region concerned by applying a bottom-up approach and expanding cooperation through better use of available resources;

8.  Emphasises that a macro-regional strategy for the Alps would ensure that the EU’s different initiatives relating to the Alpine region and mountain areas complement each other, and would bring real added value to concrete projects;

9.  Considers that a macro-regional strategy for the Alps must coordinate existing EU funds, in particular under the cohesion policy, in order to implement projects aimed at addressing common challenges such as protection of the environment, investment in competitiveness and innovation, agriculture and forestry, water, energy, environmental and climate issues and transport;

10. Stresses that a possible macro-regional strategy for the Alps would be in line with the Europe 2020 objectives, thereby ensuring conformity with the EU’s commitment to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth;

11. Stresses that the new ‘macro-regional’ cooperation framework must ensure that the natural handicaps of peripheral regions, such as high mountain areas, are converted into assets and opportunities, and that the development of these regions is stimulated;

12. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Committee of the Regions and the other relevant institutions.


OJ C 188 E, 28.6.2012, p. 30.

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