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Official Launch of the Rural, Mountainous and remote Areas Intergroup takes place in Strasbourg, France

On the 12 March 2015, MEPs and partner organisations are to officially launch the RUMRA Intergroup. While activities have been ongoing since the intergroup received official confirmation, this was the first opportunity for the intergroup to lay out its interests and objectives to the public, and in this case, to policymakers.

Rural, mountainous and remote areas […]

Meet the Chair of the new Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas

Born on the 12 of July 1944 in Sanremo, Italy.

She has been Professor of Economics at the Turin Polytechnic University and she has also lectured in Pavia, Udine and at the University of Turin. Expert in environmental economy, she is also author of various books and essays. She is Gran Officer of the Italian Republic.

She […]

Vice-Chairs of the Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas Intergroup elected

During the first working meeting of the intergroup in January 2015, several Members of the European Parliament have been elected as Vice-Chairs. In addition, the newly selected Board has decided to create six sub-groups as part of the Intergroup:

Resource and financing for rural integrated development.
This sub-group will be chaired by Eric Andrieu, MEP and managed […]

Rural Communities have a new voice in the European Parliament

We are pleased to announce that the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), having worked with Rurality-Environment-Development, Euromontana and the FREE initiative to form a formal parliamentary intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas (RUMRA). The intergroup for Rural, Mountainous and Remote areas will be chaired by Mercedes Bresso, MEP, a former President of the […]