URBAN Intergroup launch
URBAN Intergroup comes back in the new legislation of the European Parliament. Three political groups in the European Parliament, including the European People’s Party, the Socialists and Democrats and the Greens / European Free Aliance, gave their support to the URBAN Intergroup.
On Thursday 18th of January 2014, the new URBAN Intergroup hold its first meeting in Strasbourg. It was an occasion for the MEPs to sign in as new members of the Intergroup and to choose and nominate new board members. Jan Olbrycht was reelected the President of the Intergroup, as for the Vice-Presidents, four members were choosen, Lambert van Nistlrlooij (EPP/The Nederlands), Agnes Jongerius (S&D/The Nederlands), Peter Simon (S&D/Germany) and Karima Delli (Greens/EFA / France).
About 70 MEPs expressed their will to enroll into the Intergroup and a draft calendar of actions was discussed. Following the meeting, the office of URBAN Intergroup will organise a lauching meeting for all of its partners in the beginning of January.
We are pleased to welcome new members and we wish you all a fruitful cooperation in this new legislation.
URBAN Intergroup re-established!
We are very pleased to announce that the URBAN Intergroup was officially re-established in the European Parliament for the period 2014-2019! This morning the Conference of Presidents (President of the European Parliament with Heads of political groups) approved the list of 28 official Intergroups.
“I am very happy that tree political groups supported the re-establishment of the URBAN Intergroup in this term of the European Parliament. I hope that URBAN Intergroup will be very active in coming years to raise urban related issues in close cooperation with our partners” – said Jan Olbrycht.
Mr Olbrycht underlined the efforts and support of all the partners of the Intergroup “to mobilise Members of the European Parliament to join the Intergroup and to get their political support”.
The first meeting of URBAN Intergroup’s members will take place on Thursday December 18th in Strasbourg during the plenary session. Moreover, all members and partners will officially meet on Wednesday January 7th in Brussels to discuss future collaboration and activities.