141st Plenary session  

08/12/2020 : 14:30 - 10/12/2020 : 16:45 Virtual meeting Cohesion policy reform; Future of Europe; Public administration; Citizenship; EU communication policy
The M​embers of the European Committee of the Regions met remotely for the 141st plenary session on 8, 9 and 10 December​ 2020.

The session included the debate on the EU-UK Agreement and territorial consequences of Brexit, with Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, European Commission Work Programme 2021, with ​Maroš Šefčovič and more…
 

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The M​embers of the European Committee of the Regions met remotely for the 141st plenary session on 8, 9 and 10 December​ 2020.

Several debates and political discussions took​ place, including the:

  • EU-UK Agreement and territorial consequences of Brexit, ​​with the participation of Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • European Commission Work Programme 2021, with the participation of ​​Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-president of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight. 

Furthermore, there were debates on: 

  • the Enlargement Package and European Neighbourhood Policy with the Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi
  • the New Pact on Migration and Asylum with the Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson
  • the recovery and resilience in rural areas ​​with the Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski
  • stepping up climate ambition during the COVID-19 pandemic with the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze.

The plenary assembly also discussed and voted​​ on the opinions listed below on this page.

There was also a vote​​ on the following resolution:

  • Resolution on "The European Commission Work Programme 2021​" ​​​

Agenda

Tuesday 08/12/2020

  • 14:30
    Formal opening of the session• Adoption of the agenda • Approval of the minutes of the October 2020 Plenary • Statement by the President • Election of the First Vice-President
  • 14:35
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted and debate with members• Towards more sustainable tourism for EU cities and regions (NAT-VII/003) - Manuel Alejandro CARDENETE FLORES (ES/RENEW E.) • EU Strategy for Rural Revival (NAT-VII/006) - Enda STENSON (IE/EA) • From Farm to Fork – the local and regional dimension (NAT-VII/005) - Guido MILANA (IT/PES) • Economic governance review (ECON-VII/005) - Elio DI RUPO (BE/PES)
  • 16:15
    Debate on Stepping up climate ambitions during the COVID-19 pandemic - statement by the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze
  • 17:15
    Council Presidency referralOpportunities and synergies of a precautionary adaptation to climate change to promote sustainability and quality of life in regions and municipalities – which framework conditions are required for this? (ENVE-VII/010) - Markku MARKKULA (FI/EPP)

Wednesday 09/12/2020

  • 09:30
    Resumption of the Plenary session - Presentation of opinions to be adopted and debate with members• The impact of climate change on regions: an assessment of the European Green Deal (ENVE-VII/009) - Andries GRYFFROY (BE/EA) • Strengthening local governance and representative democracy via new digital technology instruments (simplified procedure) (CIVEX-VII/002), Rait PIHELGAS (EE/Renew E.) • Challenges for public transport in cities and metropolitan regions (simplified procedure) (COTER-VII/003) – Adam STRUZIK (PL/EPP) • (10:40) Resolution on the European Commission Work Programme 2021 (RESOL-VII/009) • (11:00) European Commission report on the implementation of the renewed strategic partnership with the EU's outermost regions (simplified procedure) (COTER-VII/007) - Ángel Víctor TORRES PÉREZ (ES/PES)
  • 12:00
    EU matters for Local and Regional Authorities• Macro-regional Strategy for the Carpathian Region by Wladyslaw Ortyl (PL/ECR) • Local and regional authorities responding to the damaging effects of heavy transport of goods on roads by Günther Platter (AT/EPP) • Regional health systems facing COVID-19 by Isabel Natividad Diaz Ayuso (ES/EPP)
  • 14:45
    Debate on the EU-UK Agreement and territorial consequences of Brexit -Statement by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • 17:00
    Debate on the enlargement package and European Neighbourhood Policy - statement by Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Thursday 10/12/2020

  • 11:00
    Debate on the New Pact on Migration and asylum - statement by Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs
  • 14:30
    Debate on Recovery and resilience in rural areas - statement by Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture
  • 15:30
    Debate on the European Commission 2021 Work Programme and the first EU Strategic Foresight Report - statement by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-president of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
  • 16:30
    Announcement of the results of the final votes on opinions and the Resolution• Election of Bureau members • New CoR members and alternates • Any other business • Date of the next meeting
 

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