Double D66 success at last week's European Committee of the Regions plenary with Michiel Rijsberman (D66 Flevoland) report on financial rules and Marcelle Hendrickx (D66 Tilburg) report on social innovation unanimously approved. Both local politicians sit together in the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions (ALDE-CoR).
On financial rules, ALDE-CoR member Michiel Rijsberman called for simple and more flexible rules to speed up the implementation of EU funds: "Authorities shouldn't create extra mandatory control mechanisms, on top of international accepted rules; they should rely and trust each other's findings." Read more here.
Marcelle Hendrickx's report urged for more social innovation: "A bottom up approach, working with our citizens, knowledge institutes and companies will result in smart solutions." Read more here.