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First meeting of High Level Group Congress / Committee of the Regions

Committee of the Regions Brussels 9 February 2016
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The High Level Group “3+3” of the Congress and the EU Committee of the Regions (CoR) met for the first time on 9 February 2016 in Brussels. Chaired by Congress President Jean-Claude Frécon and CoR President Markku Markkula, the participants exchanged views on the prevention of radicalisation and the integration of refugees. They also reviewed decentralisation in Ukraine and agreed that synergies will be strengthened. The Congress will participate in the task force set up by the CoR to support the reform process and reciprocally, members of the CoR will be invited to participate in Congress cooperation activities. The two institutions also made corruption prevention and ethics promotion at local and regional levels a shared priority, and will hold a joint conference on this topic in autumn 2016.

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