144th Plenary session  

05/05/2021 - 07/05/2021 Remote meeting Equal opportunities; Future of Europe; Tourism; Public health
​The Members of the European Committee of the Regions met remotely for the 144th plenary session on 5, 6 and 7 May 2021. The session included statements from António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, David Sassoli, President of The European Parliament and more…
 

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Furthermore, there were debates on:​​

#UnionOfEquality, with Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Internal Equality
Recovery in the Hotel and Catering Sector, with Elisabeth Köstinger, Federal Minister of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism of Austria, Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal, Cláudia Monteiro De Aguiar (PT/EPP), member of the European Parliament (tbc) and Jens Zimmer Christensen, President of the HOTREC Association​
The Conference On The Future Of Europe, with Herman Van Rompuy, Chair of the CoR high Level Group on European Democracy
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Agenda

Wednesday 05/05/2021

  • 14:30
    FORMAL OPENING OF THE SESSION
    1. Adoption of the agenda (COR-2021-01470-00-03-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 143rd plenary session, held on 17, 18 and 19 March 2021 COR-2021-00250-00-00-PV-TRA - COR-2021-00250-00-01-PV-REF COR-2021-00250-01-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-00250-02-01-PV-REF COR-2021-00250-03-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-00250-04-01-PV-REF COR-2021-00250-05-01-PV-REF - COR-2021-00250-06-01-PV-REF COR-2021-00250-07-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-00250-08-02-PV-REF
  • 14:30
    STATEMENT BY ANTÓNIO COSTA, PRIME MINISTER OF PORTUGAL, PORTUGUESE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
    4. COR-2021-01470-01-00-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 15:45
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINION
    Presentation of an opinion to be adopted: 5. The implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights from a local and regional perspective Council presidency referral COR-2021-01127-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/019 Rapporteur-General: Anne Karjalainen (FI/PES)
  • 16:00
    BREAK
  • 16:30
    STATEMENT BY DAVID SASSOLI, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
    6. Statement by: David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 17:15
    ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION
    Presentation of a resolution to be adopted: 7. Draft resolution on the Conference on the Future of Europe COR-2021-01674-00-02-PRES-TRA - RESOL-VII/011
  • 17:35
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINION
    Presentation of an opinion to be adopted: 8. Enlargement Package 2020 Own-initiative COR-2020-05059-00-00-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/004 Rapporteur: Nikola Dobroslavić (HR/EPP) Statement by Tonino Picula (HR/S&D), member of the European Parliament
  • 18:30
    ADJOURNMENT

Thursday 06/05/2021

  • 09:00
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:00
    DEBATE ON #UNIONOFEQUALITY
    9. Statement by: COR-2021-01470-03-01-PSP-TRA • Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Internal Equality Debate with the members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:00
    EU MATTERS FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES
    10. Statements by: COR-2021-01470-01-00-PSP-REF • Advancing the hydrogen economy by Birgit Hone (DE/PES) • EU medicine strategic security: lessons learned from COVID-19 vaccine deployment by Ximo Puig I Ferrer (ES/PES) • Chemical weapon dumped in the Baltic Sea and their impact on environment, health and tourism by Mieczyslaw Struk (PL/EPP) • Increase of domestic violence as side effect of COVID-19 by Andros Karayiannis (CY/NI) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 11:00
    BREAK
  • 11:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 11. A Union of equality: EU anti-racism action plan 2020-2025 Own-initiative COR-2020-04617-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/009 Rapporteur: Yoomi Renström (SE/PES) Statement by Juan Fernando López Aguilar (ES/ S&D), Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (tbc)   12. A Union of Equality: Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 Own-initiative COR-2021-01679-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/020 Rapporteur-General: Daniela Ballico (IT/ECR) 13. Safe and sustainable chemicals for a toxic-free environment in Europe's cities and regions Own-initiative COR-2020-05137-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/014 Rapporteur: Adam Struzik (PL/EPP) 14. Local and regional authorities protecting the marine environment Council presidency referral COR-2021-00292-00-01-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/015 Rapporteur: Emma Nohrèn (SE/GREENS) Statement by Catherine Chabaud (FR/RENEW E.), member of the European Parliament
  • 12:45
    ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION
    Presentation of a resolution to be adopted: 15. Draft resolution on the free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic (Digital Green Certificate) and the scaling up of vaccine production COR-2021-01992-00-01-PRES-TRA - RESOL-VII/012
  • 13:00
    BREAK
  • 14:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 16. Experiences and lessons learned by regions and cities during the COVID-19 crisis Outlook opinion COR-2020-04155-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/011 Rapporteur: Joke Schauvliege (BE/EPP) 17. European Health Union: Reinforcing the EU’s resilience Own-initiative COR-2020-05487-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/013 Rapporteur: Roberto Ciambetti (IT/ECR) 18. Regulation for tackling cross-border health threats and legislative proposal for changing the mandate of the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) COR-2020-05624-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/014 Rapporteur: Olgierd Geblewicz (PL/EPP) 19. Europe's pharmaceutical strategy and legislative proposal for changing the mandate of the European Medical Agency (EMA) COR-2020-05525-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/015 Rapporteur: Birgitta Sacrédeus (SE/EPP) Statement by Nicolás González Casares (ES/S&D), member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • 16:00
    BREAK
  • 16:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 20. Powering a climate-neutral economy: An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration Own-initiative COR-2020-04014-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/011 Rapporteur: Gunārs Ansiņš (LV/RENEW E.) 21. Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 Own-initiative COR-2020-04769-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/011 Rapporteur-General: Gillian Coughlan (IE/RENEW E.) Statement by Victor Negrescu (RO/S&D), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament 22. Media in the Digital Decade: An Action Plan Own-initiative COR-2021-00051-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/018 Rapporteur: Jan Trei (EE/EPP) Statement by Dace Melbārde (LV/ECR), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament
  • 17:30
    EU MATTERS FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES
    23. Statements by CoR members COR-2021-01470-05-00-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 18:30
    ADJOURNMENT

Friday 07/05/2021

  • 09:30
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:30
    DEBATE ON THE RECOVERY IN THE TOURISM, HOTEL AND CATERING SECTOR
    23. Statements by: COR-2021-01470-06-02-PSP-TRA • Elisabeth Köstinger, Federal Minister of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism of Austria (tbc) • Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal • Cláudia Monteiro De Aguiar (PT/EPP), member of the European Parliament (tbc) • Jens Zimmer Christensen, President of the HOTREC Association Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 11:00
    BREAK
  • 11:30
    DEBATE ON THE CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
    24. Statement by: • Herman Van Rompuy, Chair of the CoR high Level Group on European Democracy Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 12:45
    OTHER DOCUMENTS
    25. Election of Bureau members (COR-2021-01470-00-00-PSP-REF) (for decision) 26. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2021-01470-00-00-PSP-TRA) (for information) 27. Any other business 28. Date of the next meeting
  • 13:00
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION

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