The plenary session will also host the 2013 ceremony of the European Entrepreneurial Region Label, awarded by the CoR to three best regional strategies for entrepreneurial development. Outstanding economic governance issues will be addressed by a resolution on the completion of the EU Economic and Monetary Union, whilst the situation of EU frontier workers as well as the assessment of the territorial impact of the European Commission proposals will be dealt with the opinions drafted by, respectively, the President of the CoR PES Group, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, First Minister of the Belgian German-speaking Community, and the President of the CoR EPP Group, Michael Schneider, Secretary of State, Sachsen-Anhalt representative to the Federal Government.
Also on the plenary agenda:
Energy and environment
In response to plans to further open up the EU's energy market, an opinion on “Making the internal energy market work” drafted by P.G. de Vey Mestdagh (NL/ALDE), Member of the Executive Council of the Province of Groningen, will be presented for adoption. It argues that only by better involving local and regional authorities will the energy market become “more integrated, competitive and flexible”. The plenary will also see Michel Lebrun (BE/EPP), Member of the Parliament of the French-speaking Community, present for debate his opinion on "Review of the European Union's Key Waste Targets". It calls for a single method of calculating and defining waste and proposes setting tougher targets on waste management and recycling.
Action plan on eHealth
eHealth solutions can contribute to a more efficient use of resources, save time and cut the red tape therefore improving quality of care for patients. Member of the Flemish Parliament, CoR rapporteur Johan Sauwens (BE/EPP), considers the potential of digital tools and services in his review of the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020.
New Croatian Members
Following Croatia's accession to the EU on 1 July, the Plenary session will also hold a special ceremony to welcome the new Croatian CoR members within the Committee.
The 102nd plenary will be held in the European Parliament (room JAN 2Q2) on 3-4 July in Brussels. The debates will be streamed live at www.cor.europa.eu.