Jacek Protas on European Neighbourhood Policy
At the ongoing plenary session in Brussels, the Committee of the Regions adopted an opinion on the European Neighbourhood Policy review. Mr Jacek Protas, Marshal of Warmińsko-Mazurskie region and member of the Executive Board of Euroregion Baltic has been the rapporteur of the opinion.
It is worth noting that in this opinion the Committee "calls for attention to be paid to the specific situation of the Kaliningrad Oblast, which despite its location is not covered by neighbourhood policy. It is an unusually important and sensitive territory, not just on the borders of the EU but in fact surrounded by EU territory on all sides. The specific features of this region cannot be ignored when conducting neighbourhood policy in the EU's immediate vicinity". You can read more here.