Croatian Regions Office attended the presentation of this new intergroup at the Committee of the Regions. Mr. José Antonio Monago, President of the Regional Government of Extremadura, presented the Intergroup and outlined the key issues which will be addressed by the Intergroup:
- Cohesion Policy
- Smart Specialization Strategies
- Forum for Dialogue and Common Positions
Mr Monago was happy to report the intergroup has the support of Mr Markkula, the President of the Committee of the Regions and Ms Creţu, Commissioner for Regional Policy who expressed the wish to work closely with the Intergroup.
The support of different members of the CoR, from different political groups, was obvious by the fact that there were 34 members represented, from 4 political groups and 11 different countries.
Mr Monago was unanimously chosen as the intergroup's president.
A representative of DG Regio, Mr Niessler highlighted the importance of this intergroup and its objectives, and he provides…