Right now, in a ceremony on the European Committee of the Areas premises within the presence of Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, outgoing President of the European Committee of the Areas (CoR), donated an olive tree to reward democracy and peace as European elementary values and as an emblem of dedication to a greener future.

Apostolos Tzitzikostas, outgoing President of the European Committee of the Areas and Governor
of the area of Central Macedonia stated:

“This tree, named Olea Europa, is greater than 100 years outdated. It has seen
our European Union develop from the brink of battle and, like our founding
values, represents peace and democracy. It’s a reminder that, as a lot
as democracy, it’s fragile and wishes a lot love and care. Additionally it is a
tribute to the 1.2 million native and regional elected politicians, whom
are the constructing bloc with out which the European Union wouldn’t be
capable of stand sturdy and deal with the so many challenges we’re presently
dealing with. However this olive tree can also be a ‘Tree for Life’, an emblem of the
inexperienced transition we’re engaged in and of the dedication of European
cities and areas to ship a extra sustainable, clear and heathier
setting for this and future generations.”

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament stated: “​The olive tree is an emblem of peace, friendship and perseverance. These
are the identical values which can be inspiring the heart-warming solidarity
displayed by our European areas and residents in response to the
brutal battle in Ukraine. Similar to the tree is rooted within the floor, our
venture is rooted in our European areas. President Tzitzikostas, you
have at all times rightly maintained that residents are on the very coronary heart of
Europe.”

Below the presidency of Apostolos Tzitzikostas, the European Committee of
the Areas positioned democracy and the

Convention on the Way forward for Europe

on the centre of its priorities. President Tzitzikostas additionally launched the

Inexperienced Deal Going Native marketing campaign

and the

‘Trees for Life’

initiative, a name to motion to help the reforestation and concrete
greening within the EU, which has already gathered greater than 322,000 bushes and
which is available in help of the

EU’s pledge

to plant 3 billion further bushes by 2030. Inexperienced Deal Going Native goals at
inserting cities and areas on the coronary heart of the EU’s local weather impartial
transition, making certain no citizen, enterprise nor territory is left behind.

Contact EP: Javier Jiménez Arbelo //

javier.jimenez@europarl.europa.eu

Contact CoR: David Crous Duran //

david.crous@cor.europa.eu

close

Sign up to receive your exclusive updates on our latest Tips & offers!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.