Lyon, Rhône-Alpes (F), 3 December 1999 At its General Assembly in Lyon on 2nd and 3rd December 1999, the Assembly of European Regions (AER), which represents 300 European Regions from 26 countries, wishes to bring the European Council of Helsinki's (10-11 December) attention to: 1) The need, in the general interest of Europe, to acknowledge the role of the … [Read more...]
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Brussels, 12 May 1999 The first meeting of the AER political Bureau, in its new composition issued from elections at the General Assembly in Linz (A) in last December, will be held on 12th May in Brussels. Several subjects will be discussed and in particular: • Regions faced with the situation in Kosovo; • Project of the European Constitution, the … [Read more...]
Headlines: 50 years' service for democracy Recognition of Local and Regional Authorities Towards a genuine “Council of Europeans” Reinforced cooperation between the AER and the CLRAE EU report on “Better Lawmaking” AER’s Action Programme for 1999 CoR report on subsidiarity Committee C “Regional Policy” >New methods and concrete action 5th … [Read more...]
Headlines: The Regions play an important role in promoting Employment Help for SMEs First steps towards decentralisation in Great Britain The Amsterdam Treaty >Ratification in progress 350 years of the Treaty of Westphalia East-West Cooperation >Preparing the regions for EU enlargement Social and employment affairs >The need for interregional … [Read more...]
European unification within the “Europe of the Regions” is one of the principles of the Baden- Württemberg Constitution, which has always given a particular importance to crossborder cooperation, especially with French and Swiss regions. The role of the regions in Europe is not sufficiently acknowledged by the public, which is more interested in activities of the state. The … [Read more...]
At the end of 1997, the Polish Government launched a work programme for the administrative reform of the country. The bills which are currently being discussed in the Parliament propose introducing a decentralised system similar to that in France. This would mean a distribution of competencies between three administrative levels (there are only two at present): municipality, … [Read more...]
The regions of Aquitaine (F), Euskadi and Navarra (E) are geographically and historically close so it is quite natural that they got together. Aquitaine and Euskadi established a cooperation protocol in 1989 and Navarra joined them in 1992, thus sealing a fruitful institutional collaboration. The main objectives of this cooperation are: to exchange information on … [Read more...]