European Union – Statement by Mr. Harlem Désir – Renewal of the Committee of the Regions (January 30, 2015)


Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, congratulates the 24 French members of the European Union’s Committee of the Regions, who have just been elected for the 2015-2020 period, as well as their deputies. They will help represent the voice of French local authorities in the EU.

The Committee of the Regions ensures that territorial issues are taken into consideration in EU decisions and in the adoption of legislation that will have a direct impact on our fellow citizens.

Mr. Harlem Désir encourages the members of the Committee of the Regions to actively participate in promoting the European project as well as its practical contribution to the development of our regions, and to growth and employment in our countries.