During a working meeting this March 15th 2013, AER Secretary General met his counterpart from the Committee of Regions, Mr. Gerhard Stahl. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the political priorities of the AER and the work program of the Committee of Regions in 2013.
Certain specific points were discussed, such as the arrangements for collaboration as well as the complementary of our work. It was agreed to suggest a new collaboration agreement as well as a more intense exchange between the CoR and our Assembly. Particular attention was given to the Eastern Partnership in order to prepare a joint action within the framework of the Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Vilnius in Autumn. Our conference on Eastern Partnership in Dnipropetrovsk is in this respect, a good opportunity to define our point of view.