154th CoR Plenary Session  

15/03/2023 : 15:00 (CET) - 16/03/2023 : 13:00 (CET) European Parliament József Antall building - meeting room JAN 4Q2 (4th floor) Demographic change
The Members of the European Committee of the Regions held a meeting for the 154th Plenary Session on 15 - 16 March 2023.
 

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The main highlights of ​the Ple​nary session were:​​​​

  • Debate on harnessing talent in Europe's regions with
    • Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President for Democracy and Demography of the European Commission​
    • Tanya Hristova (BG/EPP), Chair of the SEDEC commission of the CoR​
  • Debate on the priorities of the Swedish Presidency with​​
    • ​​​Erik Slottner (SE), Minister for Public Administration​​​

Agenda

Wednesday 15/03/2023

  • 15:00
    Opening session
    Adoption of the agenda (COR-2023-00006-00-01-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 153rd plenary session, held on 8 and 9 February 2023 COR-2022-05327-00-01-PV-TRA – COR-2022-05327-00-00-PV-REF COR-2022-05327-01-00-PV-REF – COR-2022-05327-02-00-PV-REF COR-2022-05327-03-00-PV-REF – COR-2022-05327-04-00-PV-REF COR-2022-05327-05-00-PV-REF – COR-2022-05327-06-00-PV-REF 3. Statement by the President
  • 15:05
    DEBATE ON HARNESSING TALENT IN EUROPE'S REGIONS
    4. Statements by: * Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President for Democracy and Demography of the European Commission * Tanya Hristova (BG/EPP), Chair of the SEDEC commission of the CoR Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:05
    DEBATE ON THE PRIORITIES OF THE SWEDISH PRESIDENCY
    5. Statement by: COR-2023-00006-01-00-PSP-TRA * Erik Slottner (SE), Minister for Public Administration Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 17:05
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF AN OPINION
    6. Short-term accommodation rental services: balancing the needs of local communities, entrepreneurs and travellers Council presidency referral COR-2022-04144-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/029 Rapporteur: Roberto CIAMBETTI (IT/ECR)
  • 17:35
    ADOPTION OF THE COR'S DRAFT BUDGET 2024
    . Statement by Roby BIWER (LU/PES), President of the Committee for Financial and Administrative Affairs - CFAA1 COR-2023-00005-06-00-NB-TRA COR-2023-00005-01-00-NB-REF - COR-2023-00005-02-00-NB-REF COR-2023-00005-03-00-NB-REF - COR-2023-00005-05-00-NB-REF COR-2023-00006-06-00-NB-REF - COR-2023-00006-07-00-NB-RE
  • 17:55
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF AN OPINION
    8. The Future of the Eastern Partnership from a local and regional perspective Council presidency referral COR-2022-05113-00-00-PAC-TRA – CIVEX-VII/019 Rapporteur: Alin-Adrian NICA (RO/EPP) Statement by Andrius Kubilius (LT/EPP), Chair of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly of the European Parliament
  • 18:30
    DEBATE ON EU LOCAL MATTERS
    9. Statements by: COR-2023-00006-02-02-PSP-TRA > Screening of a video on Ukraine – One year of CoR support following the Russian full-scale invasion * Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine (tbc) * Current situation and needs in Ukrainian cities by Zdeněk HŘIB(CZ/Greens) * Encouraging integration at local and regional level by Aoife BRESLIN (IE/PES) > Screening of a video on Marking International Women's Day * Fighting against gender violence by Joan CALABUIG RULL (ES/PES) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 19:50
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    10. Targets and tools for a Smart Rural Europe3 Own-initiative COR-2022-04320-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/030 Rapporteur: Radim SRŠEŇ (CZ/EPP) 11. Sustainable use of pesticides Mandatory COR-2022-04989-00-01-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/031 Rapporteur: Heinz-Joachim HÖFER (DE/PES)
  • 21:00
    ADJOURNMENT

Thursday 16/03/2023

  • 09:00
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    12. Amending the Directive on Asbestos Mandatory COR-2022-05655-00-00-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/034 Rapporteur general: Hanna ZDANOWSKA (PL/EPP) Statement by Jan Sipior (PL), Mayor of Szczucin 13. European Media Freedom Act5 Own-initiative COR-2022-05388-00-00-PAC-TRA – CIVEX-VII/020 Rapporteur: Mark SPEICH (DE/EPP)
  • 10:00
    ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS
    14. Urgent draft resolution on Harnessing talent in Europe's regions6 COR-2023-00574-00-00-PRES-TRA – RESOL-VII/028 15. Urgent draft resolution on the initiative for strengthening social dialogue7 COR-2023-00774-00-00-PRES-TRA – RESOL-VII/02
  • 10:30
    ADOPTION OF THE REPORT ON THE IMPACT OF COR OPINIONS
    16. Report on the impact of CoR opinions COR-2023-00005-08-01-NB-TRA COR-2023-00006-08-00-NB-REF
  • 10:45
    OTHER DOCUMENTS
    17. Election of Bureau members (COR-2023-00006-00-00-PSP-REF) (for decision) 18. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2023-00006-00-00-PSP-TRA) (for information) 19. Any other business 20. Date of the next meeting.
  • 11:15
    LAUNCH OF THE NEW COHESION ALLIANCE
    21. CoR event: The New Cohesion Alliance
  • 13:00
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION

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