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Story title Committee of the Regions
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The Committee of the Regions is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union. The members are regional and locally elected representatives from the 27 EU countries.

Video title Doorstep by President of the Committee of the Regions
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Doorstep by Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions, following the Territorial Dialogue on 14 March 2014, in Brussels.

Reference 101980 Video infos Mpg4 / PAL - 16:9 Duration 00:05:32 Type Doorstep
Shooting date 14-03-2014 Country Belgium Town Brussels    
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SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions

The meeting was very interesting. We've discussed about the situation in Athens regarding the economic situation, the creation of jobs and growth must be based on the European Strategy 2020. At the moment, the participation of the Committee is not really considered which could be a signal of limiting the success. We wanted to be present during the discussion about the Lisbon treaty and today we see that the objectives are not reached. Now we are in another moment, very difficult, with the economic crisis and we are those who are fighting day by day, we manage two third of the European budget, etc., so we have a lot of reasons to participate in the making decision, specially when we are talking about employment. From the local and regional powers we can give some rithm to the Member States. We have things to say to get the objectives if not we'll talk again on failling of the 2020 EU Strategy.

Keywords : crisis | Committee of Regions | Valcarcel Duration : 00:04:06

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SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions

I think that Council and the Commission received positively our request.

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