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European Summit of the Regions and Cities

The first "European Summit of the Regions and Cities" will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 15-16 May 1997.

The Summit, which has been called by the European Committee of the Regions, will bring together, for the first time, the presidents of the regions and the m...

15 May 1997 - 15 May 1997
Netherlands

The first "European Summit of the Regions and Cities" will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 15-16 May 1997.

The Summit, which has been called by the European Committee of the Regions, will bring together, for the first time, the presidents of the regions and the mayors of the major cities of the European Union. They will be joined by members of the Committee of the Regions and representatives of European associations of local and regional authorities.

The Summit will take place one month before the European Summit of Heads of State and Government, which will mark the end of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC), and will see the signing of a revised Treaty which will create a new framework for the European Union as it enters the 21st century.

The European Summit of the Regions and Cities is intended to complement the Summit of Heads of State and Government, offering an opportunity for Europe's regions and cities to put forward their views on European integration and to define their role in this process. The main issues to be debated will be: the Structural Funds and cohesion, employment, enlargement and the Inter-Governmental Conference. A Final Declaration, expressing the voice of these representatives of European diversity, will be adopted at the Summit.
For further information, please contact:

The Committee of the Regions
79 rue Belliard
B-1040 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-2822314; Fax +32-2-2822318
E-mail: pasqual.maragall@cdr.be

Information is also available on the World Wide Web at:

http://europa.eu.int/comreg/amst97/program.html

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