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Interviews - Journal Général de l'Europe

Mr Enrico ROSSI

President of the Tuscany Region and Vice-President of the CPMR in charge of cohesion

Could you please illustrate us the strong points of Tuscany Region?   Tuscany is a very heterogeneous region. Art, history and landscapes have made it famous all over the World, but it is also a very dynamic territory, characterized by highly advanced manufacturing firms, a natural vocation for the export and very specialized Universities. After […]

Mrs Isabelle BOUDINEAU

Vice-President of the New Aquitaine Region, responsible for Europe and International Affairs, and member of the European Committee of the Regions and the CPMR

You are the Vice President of the New Aquitaine Region, from your point of view what is the role of regions in Europe’s future? The role of the regions is fundamental to Europe’s future, since 2014, the regions manage the European structural funds. It’s the cohesion policy, these budgets are one-third of the budget of […]


President of the Autonomous Government of the Azores & President of CPMR

What is the role of regions in the future of the European project?   The future of Europe depends on the involvement of regions because we connect the European project more closely to its citizens. It is important that regions have a greater role in building a better future for Europe, not only when it […]

Mrs Corina CRETU

European Commissioner - Regional Policy

   How is the cohesion policy important for the regions and the European project? In the first place, I think it is important to emphasize that cohesion policy can benefit all regions. This project was created with the aim of levelling out the inequalities that exist between the different regions of Europe. This cohesion […]

Mr Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ

President of the European Committee of the Regions

 You will be celebrating your 25th birthday in 2019, could you come back to the creation of your institution, its evolutions and your positioning today vis-à-vis the other European institutions.   In Europe, as everywhere else, everything is changing. The Committee of the Regions was created in 1994 by the Maastricht Treaty to give […]


Director General of APPLIA EUROPE

Can you introduce APPLiA Europe, its missions, its skills? (In 3 words …) APPLiA is a Brussels-based trade association that provides a single, consensual voice for the home appliance industry in Europe. APPLiA’s mission is to represent the sector, to unite its diverse members into a single, dynamic, political actor, to shape European policy and […]

Interview : S.E. Mrs ODOBESCU Luminiţa Teodora

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union and Chair of the Group of Francophone Ambassadors to Brussels (GAF-B)

Can you present the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union? What are your accreditations, your missions and skills? Like the Permanent Representations of the other Member States, our Permanent Representation concentrates its efforts, in accordance with the mandate, on supporting the EU’s legislative and decision-making processes in a way that is most favourable […]


President of AMORCE

Recycling channels: improving existing devices   AMORCE is the first French information network, experience sharing and support for communities and other local decision-makers in terms of territory and waste management energy-climate policies.   AMORCE now has more than 860 members and represents 60 million inhabitants. What are its missions? The association assists its members by […]