Newsletter ORU 6/2015


Newsletter # 6



The Mediterranean regions, united in the face of the immigration humanitarian emergency

Last 20th of May, the Catalan Government’s Vice-President, Joana Ortega; the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and former President of ORU, Michel Vauzelle, and Rosario Crocetta, President of Sicily and chairman of the Italian Comitato Permanente per il Paternariato Euromedite (COPPEM) met in Strasbourg (France) with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, to present the campaign 'We are all Mediterranean'.

MEDCOP21 opens the way forward towards COP21 in Paris

In the context of the XXI UN Conference of the Parties (COP21) that will be held in Paris from the 30th of November to the 11th of December 2015, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) regional government, member of ORU’s Executive Bureau, has organised the MEDCOP21 – Mediterranean civil society forum towards the Paris COP21: towards an inclusive agenda of the Mediterranean stakeholders on the 4th and 5th of June  in Marseille-Villa Méditerranée.


Chile moves towards decentralisation

The Senate of the Republic of Chile hosted, last 14th of May, the First National Seminar 'Conceptual and political framework for decentralisation', geared towards discussing the constitutional framework for the effective decentralisation of the country. ORU strongly supports this decentralisation process, which has achieved in the last decades considerable progress in the form of constitutional reforms and projects that have allowed the devolution of powers to regional governments. The last step in this process is the draft legislation that the...


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