Lehdistötiedote

EPP Group to debate future of cohesion policy in Bucharest

Bryssel
, 28.9.2016 - 9:32
Romanian Flag

Starting on Thursday, the EPP Group Bureau will hold a two-day meeting in Bucharest, Romania, to discuss cohesion policy as a structural policy promoting growth and economic development across all EU regions as a key EU instrument for investment in the real economy.

"Cohesion policy is a fundamental pillar of the European Union, a symbol of solidarity between the Member States and of our commitment to building a strong Europe together. Bucharest is the perfect place to discuss the future of this policy which is close to the EPP Group’s heart”, declared Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.

“Cohesion policy needs to be clearly aimed at economic development and job creation. The EPP Group stands for a strong policy during the second part of the current financial framework as well as after 2020”, said Marian-Jean Marinescu MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group responsible for the Working Group on Budget and Structural Policies and author of the EPP Group’s Position Paper ‘The Future of Cohesion Policy’.

The agenda of the meeting includes a debate on EPP Group priorities for the second half of the legislature and an exchange of views on Black Sea security with Members of the Romanian Parliament. The Vice-President of the European Commission for Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina Georgieva, will participate in the debate on the EPP Group’s Position Paper ‘Drafting the future EU Cohesion Policy in order to boost jobs and growth’ which will be submitted to the entire EPP Group for approval.

“The EPP Group Bureau meeting in Bucharest is the right moment to remember that the EPP Group has always supported the aspiration of Romania to become a member of the Schengen zone and that the USA and Canada lift the visa requirement for Romanian citizens. I hope these objectives are achieved through our common efforts”, highlighted Theodor Stolojan MEP, joint Head of the Romanian Delegation of the EPP Group.

“The presence of the EPP Group in Bucharest is an important signal showing that the largest European political group is interested in the European future of Romania. Besides, the PNL is bringing the European agenda closer to Romanian citizens and to the centre of our electoral debates”, stated Adina-Ioana Vălean MEP, joint Head of the Romanian Delegation of the EPP Group and Vice-President of the European Parliament.

Toimitusten tietoon

A press conference is scheduled for Friday 30 September at 12.00 hrs.

EPP-ryhmä on Euroopan parlamentin suurin poliittinen ryhmä, jolla on 215 jäsentä 27 jäsenmaasta

Meppien yhteystiedot

-
Manfred WEBER
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845890 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849890
Sähköposti: manfred.weber@europarl.europa.eu
-
Marian-Jean MARINESCU
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845416 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849416
Sähköposti: marian-jean.marinescu@europarl.europa.eu
-
Theodor Dumitru STOLOJAN
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845670 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849670
Sähköposti: theodordumitru.stolojan@europarl.europa.eu
-
Adina-Ioana VĂLEAN
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845861 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849861
Sähköposti: adinaioana.valean@europarl.europa.eu

Lehdistöosaston yhteystiedot

Marion Jeanne
Chairman's press adviser
Phone: +32 479 840 293
Eugen Sandu
Romanian press
Phone: +32 472 547 584
EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy
18.1.2018 - 13:15

EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s priorities with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister...
Kids
18.1.2018 - 11:27

Cross-border divorces: focus on the interest of the child

“Besides placement in a foster family or care institution, judges should have the possibility to entrust a child to other members of the family...
EU - Russia
17.1.2018 - 15:10

Preventing Russian interference with European elections

“The great battle of disinformation is already happening and is being fought on digital platforms. But it's a battle we're already late...
Enlargement
17.1.2018 - 13:28

It’s either an ambitious Europe or no Europe at all

Speaking in plenary today during the debates with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Manfred Weber, Chairman...

Viikon kohokohdat

22.1.2018. - 26.1.2018.
Exhaust pipe

Car emission controls: ensuring Dieselgate doesn't happen again

The Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will approve on Tuesday the agreement on the new rules of type-approval and...
European Parliament

Composition of the European Parliament after Brexit

The Parliament has the right of initiative for a European Council decision on the allocation of seats in the EP for the next legislative period. On...
German Federal Police Test New Biometric Border Control

Improving exchange of non-EU nationals' criminal records

The extension of the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) to third country nationals will be voted by the Committee on Civil...

Tapahtumat

Jan
31
31.1.2018 - 16:30

The Pan-European Personal Pension Product

To register for the event please contact epp-imco@europarl.europa.eu.
Bill Liao