143rd Plenary session  

17/03/2021 - 19/03/2021 Remote meeting Migration, asylum and integration of migrants; Public health; Climate change policy; Green Deal; Employment; Trade (incl. TTIP)
​The Members of the European Committee of the Regions met remotely for the 143rd plenary session on 17, 18 and 19 March 2021.
The session included debates on Pandemic, recovery and European democracy with Charles Michel, President of the European Council, on the COVID-19 pandemic with Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety and more…
 

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Furthermore, there were debates on: 

  • Adequate minimum wages in the European Union, with Miguel Cabrita, Portuguese Deputy Minister of Labour and Vocational Training
  • Trade and EU recovery, with Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for An Economy that Works for People
  • European Green Deal: financing and delivering the Renovation Wave in regions, cities and villages, with Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy
  • Integration of migrants and the fight against ​radicalisation, with Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs​

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Agenda

Wednesday 17/03/2021

  • 15:00
    FORMAL OPENING OF THE SESSION 1. Adoption of the agenda (COR-2020-00250-00-03-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 142nd plenary session, held on 3, 4 and 5 February 2021 COR-2020-05257-00-00-PV-TRA - COR-2020-05257-00-00-PV-REF COR-2020-05257-01-00-PV-REF - COR-2020-05257-02-00-PV-REF COR-2020-05257-03-00-PV-REF - COR-2020-05257-04-00-PV-REF COR-2020-05257-05-00-PV-REF - COR-2020-05257-06-00-PV-REF 3. Statement by the president
  • 15:00
    DEBATE ON THE PANDEMIC, RECOVERY AND EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY 4. Statement by: COR-2021-00250-01-00-PSP-TRA • Charles Michel, President of the European Council Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:00
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINION Presentation of an opinion to be adopted: 5. A new approach to the Atlantic maritime strategy – Atlantic action plan 2.0 Outlook opinion COR-2020-04163-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/012 Rapporteur: Paula Fernández Viaña (ES/RENEW E.)
  • 16:20
    BREAK
  • 16:45
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 6. New Pact on Migration and Asylum COR-2020-04843-00-01-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/005 Rapporteur: Antje Grotheer (DE/PES) Statement by Tomas Tobé (SV/EPP), member of the European Parliament 7. Achieving the European Education Area by 2025 Own-initiative COR-2020-04756-00-01-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/012 Rapporteur: Emil Boc (RO/EPP) Statement by Michaela Šojdrová (CZ/EPP), member of the European Parliament 8. Regulation on establishing a Brexit Adjustment Reserve COR-2021-00718-00-00-PAC-TRA - ECON-VII/013 Rapporteur-General: Loïg Chesnais-Girard (FR/PES) Statement by Pascal Arimont (BE/EPP), member of the European Parliament
  • 18:45
    ADJOURNMENT

Thursday 18/03/2021

  • 09:00
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:00
    EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURIAL REGION AWARD CEREMONY 9. Statement by: COR-2021-00250-02-00-PSP-TRA • Eva Maydell (BG/EPP), member of the European Parliament Debate with the six winners and the members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:00
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINION Presentation of an opinion to be adopted: 10. Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials Own-initiative COR-2020-04292-00-00-PAC-TRA - ECON-VII/011 Rapporteur: Isolde Ries (DE/PES) Statement by Hildegard Bentele (DE/EPP), member of the European Parliament
  • 10:30
    BREAK
  • 10:45
    DEBATE ON ADEQUATE MINIMUM WAGES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION 11. Statement by: COR-2021-00250-03-00-PSP-TRA • Miguel Cabrita, Portuguese Deputy Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions 12. Adequate minimum wages in the European Union COR-2020-05859-00-01-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/014 Rapporteur: Peter Kaiser (AT/PES)
  • 11:45
    DEBATE ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 13. Statement by: COR-2021-00250-04-00-PSP-TRA • Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 12:45
    BREAK
  • 14:30
    DEBATE ON TRADE AND EU RECOVERY 14. Statement by: COR-2021-00250-05-00-PSP-TRA • Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission For An Economy that Works for People Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 15:45
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINION Presentation of opinion to be adopted: 15. Trade Policy Review Own-initiative COR-2020-03380-00-00-PAC-TRA - ECON-VII/010 Rapporteur: Willy Borsus (BE/RENEW E.)
  • 16:00
    BREAK
  • 16:15
    DEBATE ON THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL: FINANCING AND DELIVERING THE RENOVATION WAVE IN REGIONS, CITIES AND VILLAGES 16. Statement by: COR-2021-00250-06-00-PSP-TRA • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 17:15
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINION Presentation of opinion to be adopted: 17. A Renovation Wave for Europe - greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives Own-initiative COR-2020-02786-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/008 Rapporteur: Enrico Rossi (IT/PES)
  • 18:15
    ADJOURNMENT

Friday 19/03/2021

  • 09:00
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:00
    DEBATE ON THE INTEGRATION OF MIGRANTS AND THE FIGHT AGAINST RADICALISATION 18. Statement by: COR-2021-00250-07-00-PSP-TRA • Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions and launching of the Adamowicz Award
  • 10:00
    EU MATTERS FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES 19. Statements by CoR members COR-2021-00250-08-00-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 11:45
    OTHER DOCUMENTS 20. The CoR's 2022 Draft Budget (for decision) (as adopted by Bureau members on 16 March 2021) COR-2021-00231-06-00-NB-TRA COR-2021-00231-06-00-NB-REF COR-2021-00231-01-00-NB-REF COR-2021-00231-02-00-NB-REF COR-2021-00231-03-00-NB-REF 21. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2021-00250-00-00-PSP-TRA) (for information) 22. Any other business 23. Date of the next meeting
  • 12:00
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION

 143rd Plenary Session  

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Debate on the Pandemic, Recovery and European Democracy - Statement by Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council

 

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