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Von der Leyen guarantees the EU regions a “key role” in the development of the recovery plan

July 6, 2020

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.

Von der Leyen guarantees the EU regions a “key role” in the development of the recovery planVon der Leyen guarantees the EU regions a “key role” in the development of the recovery plan

“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.