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  • 4th July 2018 - 11:09 GMT

CEMR welcomes vote for resolution on “Role of Cities in the Institutional Framework of the Union”

On Tuesday 3 July, members of the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution on the “Role of Cities in the Institutional Framework of the Union”. According to the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), it aims to establish a legal basis to allow cities and their representative associations to be formally and systematically involved in EU decision-making.

In response to the result of the vote, CEMR President Stefano Bonaccini, stated that: “For the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), there is no alternative to the governance-in-partnership model ensuring that all local and regional governments and their representative organisation are instrumental in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and legislation.

Today members of the European Parliament voted in favour a resolution in plenary. This resolution includes the request for CEMR to be permanently involved in the design of EU policy making, by way of a structured dialogue, where local and regional interests are concerned. This marks noteworthy step towards the role of national associations in the institutional framework of the Union.”

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