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Committee of the Regions welcomes new members as it begins 5-year term

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has welcomed the formal appointment of nearly all its 350 members following approval by the Council of the EU this week. The new assembly will gather in Brussels for the first time at its plenary session on 12 February as it enters a new five-year political term.

Changing of the guard: leadership elections to be held

During the February plenary the leadership is also expected to change: the mandate of both the current interim CoR President, Michel Lebrun (BE/EPP), and First Vice-President, Catiuscia Marini (IT/PES), who were both elected in June 2014, will come to an end. The new CoR members will formally vote on 12 February to elect the assembly's new leadership.

New term, new order

Following negotiations by all EU national governments, the number of members in the CoR has also changed having been reduced from 353 (following Croatia's accession to the European Union on 1 July 2013) and cut to 350, as required by the Treaty of Lisbon.

There will also be a slight restructure of the CoRs' six existing commissions. These commissions are composed of CoR members and focus on different policy areas that prepare and draft opinions presented for adoption during the assembly's plenary sessions.

The new national composition of the Committee of the Regions

State

Members

State

Members

State

Members

 

Germany

24


Belgium

12


Ireland

9

 

United Kingdom

24


Hungary

12


Croatia

9


France

24


Portugal

12


Lithuania

9


Italy

24

 

Sweden

12


Latvia

7


Spain

21


Bulgaria

12



Slovenia

7


Poland

21


Austria

12


Estonia

6


Romania

15

 

Slovakia

9


Cyprus

5


Netherlands

12


Denmark

9


Luxembourg

5


Greece

12


Finland

9


Malta

5


Czech Republic

12

TOTAL

350