says EESC

21 Oct: Dealing with sustainable and balanced rural and urban development the key to EU citizens’ well-being, says EESC

(Source: European Economic and Social Committee)

The EESC is calling on policy-makers to implement a comprehensive and holistic strategy for balanced, cohesive, equitable and sustainable rural and urban development. This will involve harnessing the role of local communities, boosting traditional industries and creating new economic activities and job opportunities in rural areas, while fostering synergies with urban areas. The opinion adopted on this topic will contribute to the implementation of the Commission’s long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas put forward last June.

Welcoming the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, to the EESC plenary session on 21 October, EESC President Christa Schweng said that …