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