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WE STAND TOGETHER - REGIONS & CITIES RESPONDING TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY

WE STAND TOGETHER - REGIONS & CITIES RESPONDING TO COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Thousands local and regional leaders are on the front line in the battle to limit the spread of the virus and manage its impact on the ground. Their professionalism and dedication is testified to by their actions from all corners of Europe.



The CoR is the interface and reference point between the European Union and its local and regional governments. In the current crisis, we are working to assist, inform, engage and represent regions and cities by sharing news and information through the Covid-19 Exchange Platform. As part of this effort, we are publishing stories, solutions and responses from Members, local and regional bodies, and partners who are facing similar challenges. Zoom or click on the map to read messages from your region or from across Europe. These contributions will provide an on-the-ground reality check of the EU's measures to fight the pandemic and can serve as evidence to improve EU policies based on the experiences at local and regional level. In the words of Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions and Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia, Greece: "The road ahead is uncertain, and communities urgently need help today to not only protect lives, but also to rebuild in the aftermath. Across Europe we must be able to work in partnership and fairly share the responsibility. The European Union must offer support and solidarity to those most in need: never has this been more true than during the unfolding pandemic crisis. Regions and cities will remain on the front line in the fight against the virus. Our first duty as political leaders during these difficult times is to our citizens. We must join forces at local, regional, national and European level to protect them."

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