Intervention of the Mayor of Deryneia in a Conference for the Future of Europe

imagew 54 Andros Karagiannis, Europe

The Mayor of Deryneia, Andros Karagiannis, spoke at a Conference on the Future of Europe.

A press release from the Municipality states that "at the last meeting of the Committee on Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs" held in Brussels, Mr. Karagiannis expressed the need to hear the voice of the citizens in the European institutions through their representatives. to the European Committee of the Regions ”.

It is added that "on the occasion of the announcement of the new President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen for the organization of a Conference for the Future of Europe, in which all institutions and citizens will participate, the Mayor of Deryneia said that through dialogue Europe can to become better and more democratic, it is enough to pursue politics from the bottom up so that the citizens feel the need to participate in the political process ”.

He noted that "every European citizen has every right to express his or her concerns and concerns to European leaders, mainly on climate change, environmental protection, unemployment, poverty, solidarity, refugees / migrants and more." .

According to the press release, “in the discussion of the issue, special emphasis was given to the annual dialogue with the citizens that has been implemented since 2009 and is an established practice of the EETP and the Fundamental Rights Organization of the EU. "Local government plays an important role in promoting, protecting and respecting fundamental rights, and the 350 members of the EGF contribute to this, representing 80.000 local authorities and 280 regions of the European Union."