Also on #CoRplenary agenda: Conference on the Future of Europe, the EU-UK relationship and the energy crisis
Ukrainian local leaders will address the European Committee of the Regions' plenary on 27 April from 1:30pm-4pm (CET). From Ukraine, the mayors of Kyiv, Lviv, Mariupol and Melitopol, as well the leader of Kharkiv District Council will join the EU's local and regional leaders to explain the current situation facing their cities and how the EU, its regions and cities can best help in providing humanitarian support and protecting Ukrainian refugees. The European Commissioners for regional policy, Elisa Ferreira, and crisis management, Janez Lenarčič, as well as the Mayor of Rome, will also join the debate, which will be
streamed live. The Committee will then adopt a
calling for the immediate release of kidnapped Ukrainian mayors and tools to be put at the disposal of local authorities to help them to shelter refugees.
Following that debate, representatives of the EU’s regions and cities will
then discuss the EU’s relationship with the UK
with European Commission Vice-President
(4pm-5pm) and adopt
on how to strengthen ties at the sub-national level.
On the second day of the plenary, on Thursday 28 April from 9am-10am, the CoR members will hold
a discussion with
, Vice-President of European Commission for Democracy and Demography,
Domènec Ruiz Devesa MEP
, Rapporteur for the European Parliament's Resolution on the implementation of citizenship education, and
Professor Inge Sieben from Tilburg University on the importance of
European democratic values through education to foster EU
citizenship. This debate will contribute to the ongoing discussion with the citizens
within the framework of the
Conference on the Future of Europe
, and for which the final report will be presented on 9 May, Europe Day, to
the presidents of the EU institutions at an event at which the 30 regional
and local delegates will be represented by the CoR's President,
The ongoing energy crisis will be another leading
theme of the plenary session, with the adoption of a package of energy and
Green Deal recommendations that aim at ending the EU’s dependence on
Russian oil and gas – and at protecting citizens from record energy prices
by accelerating the EU’s transition to clean energy. The Committee will
also adopt a
on REPowerEU, stressing that the only future-proof energy-security strategy is energy
Follow the plenary LIVE on the CoR website
KEY DEBATES (CET)
27 April, 1.30-4 p.m.: Debate on Ukraine
, with the Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko
, Mayor of
Lviv Andriy Sadovyi
, Mayor of MariupolVadym Boychenko,
Mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov
, Head of Kharkiv Regional Council Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko
, EU Commissioners
, for Cohesion and Reforms, and
, for Crisis Management, as well as the Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri
and President of the City of
Przemyśl Wojciech Bakun
27 April, 4-5 p.m.: Debate on the Role of Local and Regional
Authorities in the Context of the EU-UK Partnership
, Vice-President of the European Commission.
28 April, 9–10 a.m.: Debate on the Promotion of European Democratic
es through Education to foster EU Citizenship, with
, European Commission Vice-President of for Democracy and Demography,
Domènec Ruiz Devesa
of Tilburg University.
OPINIONS FOR ADOPTION
Economic governance review.
Elio Di Rupo
(BE/PES), Minister-President of Wallonia
Proposal for a Council Directive on ensuring a global minimum level
of taxation for multinational groups in the Union.
(IT/PES), President of the Province of Cuneo.
Strengthening the EU-UK relationship at sub-national level and
remedying the territorial impact of the UK's withdrawal from the
(IE/EPP), Member of Tipperary County Council.
A European strategy for universities.
(RO/EPP), Mayor of Cluj-Napoca
(FI/EPP), Member of Espoo City Council and President of the
New European Bauhaus Beautiful, Sustainable, Together.
(IE/EA), Member of Cork County Council
Making ETS and CBAM work for EU cities and regions.
(DE/PES), Mayor of Mannheim
Amending the Energy Efficiency Directive to meet the new 2030
(PL/EPP), Mayor of Warsaw
Amending the Renewable Energy Directive to meet the new 2030
(BE/EA), Member of the Flemish Parliament.
Revision of LULUCF and Effort Sharing regulations.
Åsa Ågren Wikström
(SE/EPP), Member of Västerbotten County Council.
New EU Forest Strategy for 2030.
Joan Calabuig Rull
(ES/PES), Regional Secretary for the European Union and external
relations of the Government of Valencia.
Future EU State aid rules for agriculture, rural areas and
(IT/PES), Member of Olevano Romano Municipal Council.
Towards a socially fair implementation of the Green Deal.
(RO/EPP), President of Harghita County Council
Reinforcing democracy and integrity of elections.
(IT/PES), Member of Catania Municipal Council.
: Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 170, 1000 Brussels / Online
: Wednesday, 27 April – Thursday, 28 April 2022.
: The plenary
opinions and amendments.
: On the
of the CoR.