“We need a commitment to sound financial management and growth-oriented policies at all levels if we want to ensure solidarity and long-term success in Europe”, stated Ramòn Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions, and Mercedes Bresso, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, in a foreword of the recently published brochure that can be downloaded on cor.europa.eu.

About COR
The Committee of the Regions is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union.
344 members - regional and locally elected representatives from the 27 EU countries.
6 commissions covering competences in the following policy areas based on the EU Treaties:

  • Employment, vocational training, economic and social cohesion, social policy, health.
  • Education and culture.
  • Environment, climate change, energy.
  • Transport and trans-European networks.
  • Civil protection and services of general interests.

plenary sessions a year.
More than 50
opinions a year on EU legislation.
More than 40
stakeholders' consultations each year.
More than 300
events a year.

Picture: Mercedes Bresso at the 5th European Summit of Regions and Cities, Copenhagen, Denmark via Flickr © Committee of the Regions