Agreement on alternation between regional and local representation (9 March 1994)

On 9 March 1994, at the inaugural session of the Committee of the Regions, the Members of the Committee elect their Chairman and First Vice-Chairman. On an initiative by Pasqual Maragall, Mayor of Barcelona, the candidates decide that, for the first two-year period of the first four-year term of office, one representative of the regions will hold the Chairmanship and one representative of the local authorities will hold the Vice-Chairmanship, and that these roles will be rotated for the second two-year period. Accordingly, Jacques Blanc, President of the Languedoc-Roussillon Region, is elected Chairman of the Committee of the Regions and Pasqual Maragall is elected First Vice-Chairman. The following day, Jacques Blanc (Chairman of the Committee of the Regions), Jordi Pujol (President of the AER), Pasqual Maragall (President of the CEMR), Wilfried Martens (President of the PPE) and Willy Claes (President of the PES) sign an agreement on this policy of alternation.

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Source: Minutes of the inaugural session of the Committee of the Regions on 9 March 1994 (first four-year term of office) 1994-1998, DI/CdR 25/94. Brussels: Committee of the Regions of the European Communities, 09.03.1994.

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