Xunta discusses with the European Commission the importance of working on the EU legislative priorities set out in the Joint Declaration 2023-2024
— The second vice president and Regional Minister of Presidency, Justice and Sports, Diego Calvo, welcomed the participants in the first meeting of this 2023 in a new edition of the cycle ‘FGE | NextGeneratiOn Galicia’.
— This initiative of the Galicia Europa Foundation hosted since its launch in September 2020 250 European and Galician officials in about thirty sessions
Santiago de Compostela, February 15th, 2023. The Second Vice President and Regional Minister of Presidency, Justice and Sports, Diego Calvo, welcomed the participants to the first virtual meeting of 2023 in the framework of the FGE | NextGeneratiOn Galicia cycle, organized once again this year by the Galicia Europa Foundation.
The meeting brought together officials from the autonomous public sector with representatives of the European Commission to address the importance of the Joint Declaration 2023-2024, which includes the main legislative proposals being considered by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. It includes giving priority to initiatives aimed at meeting the green and digital transition and boosting a strong and cohesive Europe. The session was given by Sonia Vila, head of unit responsible for IDEA, the advisory center of the President of the European Commission.
Diego Calvo pointed out that Galicia is already working on a document that includes Galicia’s priorities for Spain’s rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2023.
Meanwhile, the Director General of External and EU Relations, Jesús Gamallo, explained the annual action plan of the FGE, which reflects those issues that, as a priority in Galicia, should have our contributions during the European debate.
Galicia is already working on a document that reflects the priorities of Galicia in view of Spain’s rotating presidency of the Council in the second half of 2023.
Virtual meetings between the European Commission and Xunta
The cycle of meetings FGE | NextGeneratiOn Galicia brings together monthly the Xunta de Galicia with representatives of European institutions to jointly address public policies promoted by the EU. The cycle is organized by the Xunta’s representative office in Brussels, the Galicia Europa Foundation, since September 2020.
Since its creation, the cycle of virtual meetings has addressed issues of relevance to Galicia, such as the green and digital transitions, the regulatory framework for state aid, the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, cohesion policy and the energy crisis. Some thirty sessions have been held in recent years, with the participation of 250 policymakers and technicians from the departments of the Xunta de Galicia and the European Commission.
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