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ALBERT BORE NOMINATED FOR HEAD OF COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS POST

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Birmingham City Council leader Albert Bore has been unanimously nominated by the socialist group of the Committee o...
Birmingham City Council leader Albert Bore has been unanimously nominated by the socialist group of the Committee of the Regions to be its candidate for the presidency of the CoR.

Mr Bore is the outgoing president of the group, which is the CoR's largest political group.

He was replaced by Michel Delebarre, a former French minister of state, current mayor of Dunkerque and a member of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais Regional Council. Mr Delebarre is also rapporteur for the White Paper on European Governance, a subject of major importance at a time when the convention charged with preparing the forthcoming revision of the European treaties is about to start is work.

A number of priorities have been identified. These include strengthening the role of the CoR in drawing up and implementing EU decisions which have a territorial impact and enabling the CoR to evaluate the territorial impact of these decisions. The territorial dimension and sustainable development should also be incorporated into EU policies. Mr Delebarre and Mr Bore also intend to work together to enable the CoR to assess whether the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality are properly applied when decisions are taken and implemented.

The socialist group also elected its first vice president, Catharina Tarras-Wahlberg, and five other vice presidents.

* also see LGCnetfor 'BODFISH SECURES EUROPEAN CHAIR'

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