149th CoR Plenary Session  

27/04/2022 - 28/04/2022 Charlemagne Building Ukraine; Migration, asylum and integration of migrants; External border protection; Eastern Partnership; Education
The Members of the European Committee of the Regions held a meeting for the 149th Plenary Session on 27-28 April 2022.
 

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The session included​​ debates on:
  • ​​Ukraine 
    • Testimonials from Ukraine: Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv and Chairman of the Association of Ukrainian Cities, Vadym Boychenko, Mayor of Mariupol, Andriy Sadovyi, Mayor of Lviv, Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko, Chairwoman of the Kharkiv Regional Council
    • Statements by: Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, European Commission, Wojciech Bakun, President of the City of Przemyśl, Roberto Gualtieri, Mayor of Rome, Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, European Commission, Arnaud Ngatcha, Deputy Mayor of Paris.
  • the EU-UK partnership with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission
  • the European democratic values through education to foster EU citizenship with Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of European Commission for Democracy and Demography, Inge Sieben, Associate Professor, Tilburg University, Domènec Ruiz Devesa, Member of the European Parliament and Representative of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union (tbc)
Following the debate on Ukraine, a press conference took place Wednesday from 16:30 in the European Committee of the Regions (rue Belliard 99-101, room JDE53) and online on this page.
The press conference was an opportunity to hear the first hand current state of play of the war in Ukraine and understand the demands of local and regional authorities to the EU in protecting people fleeing war.​ ​
  • Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv (intervening remotely)
  • Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko, Chair of the Kharkiv Regional Council​
To find out more about what the European Committee of the Regions is doing for Ukraine, check our Info-Support Hub. ​


Agenda

Wednesday 27/04/2022

  • 13:30
    FORMAL OPENING OF THE SESSION
    1. Adoption of the agenda (COR-2022-00374-00-03-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 148th plenary session, held on 26-27 January 2022 COR-2021-06050-00-00-PV-TRA – COR-2021-06050-00-00-PV-REF COR-2021-06050-01-00-PV-REF – COR-2021-06050-02-00-PV-REF COR-2021-06050-03-00-PV-REF – COR-2021-06050-04-00-PV-REF COR-2021-06050-05-00-PV-REF – COR-2021-06050-06-00-PV-REF 3. Statement by the president
  • 13:30
    DEBATE ON UKRAINE AND PRESENTATION OF A RESOLUTION
    4. Statements by: COR-2022-00374-00-00-PSP-TRA 1.30-2.15 p.m. Testimonials from Ukraine: • Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv and Chairman of the Association of Ukrainian Cities • Vadym Boychenko, Mayor of Mariupol • Andriy Sadovyi, Mayor of Lviv • Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol • Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko, Chairwoman of the Kharkiv Regional Council Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions 2.15-3.15 p.m. • Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, European Commission • Wojciech Bakun, President of the City of Przemyśl • Roberto Gualtieri, Mayor of Rome Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions 3.15-4 p.m. • Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, European Commission Arnaud Ngatcha, Deputy Mayor of Paris Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions Presentation of the draft resolution on the situation in Ukraine COR-2022-01808-00-00-PRES-TRA – RESOL-VII/020
  • 16:00
    DEBATE ON THE ROLE OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EU-UK PARTNERSHIP
    5. Statement by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission COR-2022-00374-01-00-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 17:00
    PRESENTATION OF AN OPINION
    6. Strengthening the EU-UK relationship at subnational level and remedying the territorial impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU Own-initiative COR-2022-00108-00-00-PAC-TRA – CIVEX-VII/011 Rapporteur: Michael Murphy (IR/EPP)
  • 17:15
    BREAK
  • 17:30
    PRESENTATION OF OPINIONS
    7. New European Bauhaus Beautiful, Sustainable, Together Own-initiative COR-2021-05640-00-00-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/025 Rapporteur: Kieran McCarthy (IE/EA) Statements by: • Marcos Ros Sempere (ES/ S&D), co-rapporteur on the New European Bauhaus (2021/2255 (INI)), CULT committee, Member of the European Parliament • Michaela Magas, Member of the EC's high-level roundtable on the new European Bauhaus 8. European Missions own-initiative COR-2021-05656-00-00-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/026 Rapporteur: Markku Markkula (FI/EPP) Statements by: • Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel hosted by United Nations Environment Programme
  • 18:30
    VOTING SLOT: ADOPTION OF 3 OPINIONS
  • 19:15
    PRESENTATION OF OPINIONS
    9. Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority Own-initiative COR-2021-04928-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/023 Rapporteur: Christophe Clergeau (FR/PES) 10. Towards a socially fair implementation of the Green Deal COR-2021-04801-00-01-PAC-TRA – ENVE-VII/022 Rapporteur: Csaba Borboly (RO/EPP) 11. The EU economy after COVID-19: implications for economic governance own-initiative COR-2022-00194-00-00-PAC-TRA – ECON-VII/020 Rapporteur: Elio Di Rupo (BE/PES)
  • 19:45
    VOTING SLOT: ADOPTION OF 3 OPINIONS
  • 20:30
    ADJOURNMENT

Thursday 28/04/2022

  • 09:00
    DEBATE ON PROMOTING EUROPEAN DEMOCRATIC VALUES THROUGH EDUCATION TO FOSTER EU CITIZENSHIP
    12. Statements by: COR-2022-00374-03-00-PSP-TRA • Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of European Commission for Democracy and Demography • Inge Sieben, Associate Professor, Tilburg University • Domènec Ruiz Devesa (ES/S&D), Rapporteur on the implementation of citizenship education actions, Member of European Parliament • Representative of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union (tbc) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:00
    PRESENTATION OF OPINIONS
    13. Proposal for a Council Directive on ensuring a global minimum level of taxation for multinational groups in the Union – Own-initiative COR-2022-01727-00-00-PAC-TRA – ECON-VII/022 Rapporteur-general: Federico Borgna (IT/PES) 14. Reinforcing democracy and integrity of elections Optional COR-2022-01120-00-01-PAC-TRA – CIVEX-VII-013 Rapporteur: Vincenzo Bianco (IT/PES)
  • 10:20
    VOTING SLOT: ADOPTION OF 2 OPINIONS
  • 10:50
    PRESENTATION OF OPINIONS
    15. A European strategy for universities own-initiative COR-2022-00328-00-02-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/029 Rapporteur: Emil Boc (RO/EPP) Statement by Michaela Šojdrová (CZ/EPP), Vice Chair of the CULT Committee, Rapporteur of the "report on the European Education Area: a shared holistic approach", Member of the European Parliament 16. Future EU State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in forestrural areas Own-initiative COR-2021-05123-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII-022 Rapporteur: Guido Milana (IT/PES) 17. Making ETS and CBAM work for EU cities and regions COR-2021-04546-00-01-PAC-TRA – ENVE-VII/021 Rapporteur: Peter Kurz (DE/PES) 18. EU Forest Strategy for 2030 Own-initiative COR-2021-04822-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII-024 Rapporteur: Joan Calabuig Rull (ES/PES) 19. Amending the Energy Efficiency Directive to meet the new 2030 climate targets COR-2021-04548-00-01-PAC-TRA – ENVE-VII/024 Rapporteur: Rafał Trzaskowski (PL/EPP)
  • 11:50
    VOTING SLOT: ADOPTION OF 5 OPINIONS
  • 13:00
    BREAK
  • 14:30
    PRESENTATION OF OPINIONS
    20. Amending the Renewable Energy Directive to meet the new 2030 climate targets COR-2021-04547-00-01-PAC-TRA – ENVE-VII/023 Rapporteur: Andries Gryffroy (BE/EA) Statement by Markus Pieper, (DE/EPP), rapporteur on the Renewable Energy Directive, Member of the European Parliament 21. Revision of LULUCF and Effort Sharing regulations COR-2022-00061-00-00-PAC-TRA – ENVE-VII-025 Rapporteur: Åsa Ågren Wikström(SV/EPP)
  • 15:10
    PRESENTATION OF BUDGET
    22. Preliminary draft estimates of the CoR expenditure and revenue for 2023 COR-2022-00373-07-00-NB-TRA COR-2022-00334-03-00-CAAF-REF COR-2022-00334-05-00-CAAF-REF Presentation by Anders Knape, Chair of the commission for Financial and administrative Affairs Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 15:20
    VOTING SLOT ON 2 OPINIONS, 1 RESOLUTION AND DRAFT ESTIMATES OF THE 2023 COR BUDGET
  • 16:20
    PRESENTATION OF A RESOLUTION
    23. Draft resolution on Re-power the EU: Cities and regions accelerating the energy transition COR-2022-01800-00-01-PRES-TRA – RESOL-VII/021 Statement by Cristian-Silviu Buşoi (RO/EPP ), Chair of the ITRE committee, Member of the European Parliament (video presentation)
  • 16:40
    PRESENTATION OF AN OPINION
    23. Amending the Energy Efficiency Directive to meet the new 2030 climate targets COR-2021-04548-00-01-PAC-TRA – ENVE-VII/024 Rapporteur: Rafał Trzaskowski (PL/EPP)
  • 16:45
    OTHER DOCUMENTS
    24. Election of Bureau members (COR-2022-00374-00-00-PSP-REF) (for decision) 25. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2022-00374-00-00-PSP-TRA) (for information) 26. Any other business 27. Date of the next meeting
  • 17:00
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION

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