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newsFuture of Europe: politicians and academics share view that more regional and local authorities' power must be reflected in the EU

 

 EU policy-makers have recently come up with policy proposals and scenarios on the way forward for Europe. Yet many of these proposals remain silent about the role of regions and cities - even if their follow-up might significantly impact local governments' leverage in a renewed Union. Regions will however have to be granted more influence in the EU architecture to facilitate policy-making and ownership of policy decision on the ground. This was one of the key messages expressed by politicians and academics at a conference organised yesterday by the European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX).