| The Director General of the European Union participated in the plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) held in Brussels on 12 , October 13 and 14 | The Community participated in the last plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), held on 12, 13 and 14 October in Brussels, in which it called for the involvement of regional governments in the national recovery mechanism plans and resilience of the European Union. The director general of the European Union, Juan José Martínez Lozano, who participated in this meeting online, pointed out that "the European Union cannot be satisfied with overcoming the pandemic.
We have to be able to promote a recovery that lays the foundations of a sustainable growth, which favors job creation, and for this it is essential that the recovery mechanism takes into account the territorial dimension of the crisis, both in the evaluation of its impact and in its proposed solutions ". The Region of Murcia participated in the two debates focused on European Union recovery funds with the Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, and the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer, where the necessary involvement of the regions, in close cooperation with the states, in planning the recovery in the medium and long term and in the resources associated with it, in order to achieve the objectives set to reduce regional imbalances and between member states. "Greater involvement of the regions in the preparation of national plans, in order, first of all, to focus priorities, but also because we have an obligation to manage and execute European investments in the most efficient way possible so that the reforms arrive as soon as possible.
before the real economy, SMEs, family businesses, social economy and the self-employed, "claimed Martínez Lozano. Likewise, during the debate with the president of the European Investment Bank, Juan José Martínez invited him to take into account the Region of Murcia when defining the needs of the business fabric, the design of the most effective financial instruments and the challenges investment priorities for regional and local development and competitiveness. During the 140th plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions they also addressed important debates on the annual local and regional barometer, with the participation of the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, and on the priorities of the German presidency of the EU, with the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel.