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An doiciméad roghnaithe : O-000014/2011

Téacsanna arna gcur síos :

O-000014/2011 (B7-0011/2011)

Díospóireachtaí :

PV 14/02/2011 - 17
CRE 14/02/2011 - 17

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Parliamentary questions
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24 January 2011

Question for oral answer O-000014/2011

to the Commission

Rule 115

Tamás Deutsch, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Danuta Maria Hübner, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Iosif Matula, Andrey Kovatchev, János Áder, Zoltán Bagó, Kinga Gál, Béla Glattfelder, András Gyürk, Ágnes Hankiss, Lívia Járóka, Ádám Kósa, Csaba Őry, Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz, György Schöpflin, László Surján, József Szájer, Edit Bauer, Alajos Mészáros, Csaba Sógor, László Tőkés, Iuliu Winkler, Elisabeth Jeggle

on behalf of the PPE Group

  Subject: EU Strategy for the Danube Region

 Answer in plenary 

The Commission adopted its communication and action plan on the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) on 8 December 2010. The Danube region encompasses parts of 14 countries, including eight EU Member States, and links some 115 million people. Given that most of the challenges it faces are closely interconnected, coordinated cooperation within a macroregion structure is of the utmost importance, in order to ensure the most efficient use of its huge development potential.

In the Commission’s view, how will the strategy contribute to the re-launch of sustainable development in the countries actively participating in it?

Environmental resources know no borders and their importance extends beyond the interests of single states. The Danube region has exceptionally rich and versatile ecosystems; consequently, increased attention to environmental protection is crucial. Indispensable factors in creating a liveable, sustainable Danube region and ensuring smart growth there are the protection of biodiversity, the restoration and preservation of water quality, and environmental risk management. Without them, smart growth in the region cannot be ensured. Can the Commission detail what the Danube Strategy has to offer in this respect?

Making use of unspent funding (e.g. from the Cohesion Fund, within the national envelopes) would significantly support, and add value to, the strategy’s realisation, as all the participating countries could jointly exploit this funding potential based on already existing resources. What is the Commission’s approach to the possibility of transferring into the EUSDR EU funding that has not been taken up?

Tabled: 24.1.2011

Forwarded: 26.1.2011

Deadline for reply: 2.2.2011

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