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EU: meeting of Europe’s local and regional leaders. Commemoration of Gdansk Mayor Adamowicz

(Brussels) The plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) will start at the EP in Brussels this afternoon. The first item on the agenda is a debate on future EU programmes for education, culture, youth and sports with EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics: despite the Commission’s proposal to double the current budget for cross-border exchanges, the CoR believes that more should be done to make the programme “more inclusive”. Ms Viorica Dãncilã, Prime Minister of Romania and representative of the Romanian EU Presidency, will take the floor to discuss the “priorities of the EU Presidency, preservation of cohesion as a common European value, and the EU’s future after Brexit”. The plenary, which will end tomorrow, will also discuss several opinions such as, for instance, “A renewed European Agenda for Research and Innovation”; “Artificial Intelligence for Europe”; “Tackling online disinformation: a European Approach”; “Towards an 8th Environment Action Programme”; and “Road Safety and automated mobility”. The plenary will start with a commemoration of Paweł Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk and CoR member, who was murdered in Poland last January.

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