The AER took part in the 100th plenary session of the CoR in Brussels on 11-12 April. After a fervent speech from the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, in favour of a Multiannual Financial Framework matching with the European Union objectives, the President of the Committee of the Regions, Ramón Luis VALCARCEL SISO, presented the CoR’s political priorities. He also underlined the complementary role that the EP and the CoR can play. Several important opinions have been adopted during this plenary on issues such as Enlargement, devolution in the EU, poverty and social inclusion, education, the European Fund for the most deprived, etc.
AER’s Secretary General used the opportunity to meet with several member regions alongside the plenary session and to get in contact with new regions.