The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday gave the President of the Committee of the Regions of the EU (CoR), the Greek Apostolos Tzitzikostas, a “key role” for local and regional authorities in guaranteeing the progress of the EU leaders negotiated recovery plan to get the way out of the Corona virus crisis.
Both held a telematics meeting at which they agreed on the idea of ”stronger cooperation” between the two institutions they represent, according to Von der Leyen himself in a message broadcast on social networks. after contact with Tzitzikostas.
This enhanced cooperation will be reflected, for example, in the creation of a joint group to monitor the “efficient” implementation of projects co-financed by European funds, or in an awareness-raising campaign on the added value of EU support.
“Local and regional representatives will play a key role in meeting our ambitious ‘Next Generation EU’ on the ground, a recovery plan for a more resilient, greener and more digital Europe,” said the leader of the community leadership.