Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - European Union Strategy for the Danube Region - COM(2010) 715 - 08/12/2010 -
Presidency Conclusions – Brussels, 18/19 June 2009 :
After months of discussions and negotiations, the European Council has formally asked the European Commission to prepare a Danube Strategy. Here is the wording from the Council Conclusions of 19 June 2009 (art. 34) :
"Sustainable development should also be pursued through an integrated approach to the specific challenges facing particular regions. The European Council accordingly calls for work to be taken forward rapidly on the Commission's communication on the Baltic Sea region with a view to adopting a Strategy on the Baltic Sea Region at its meeting in October 2009. It also invites the Commission to present an EU strategy for the Danube region before the end of 2010."
Declaration of the Danube Summit on 25th February 2010 in Budapest
This document contains the official declaration made by the representatives of the Governments of Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia in conclusion to the Summit held in the Parliament Building in Budapest.
The Danube Summit participants have welcomed the decision of the European Council of 17-18 June 2009 to invite the Commission to prepare an EU Strategy on the Danube region before the end of 2010.
The open consultation has been CLOSED ON 12.04.2010
Contributions from countries
At this date the European Commission has received the following contribtutions form the countries. These contributions are crucial for the European Commission as they reflect the position of the countries, of the regions and of the localities situated in the Danube region or concerned by the Danube Strategy.
This process reflects the bottom-up approach followed by the European Commission which mission is to coordinate the initiatives and gather the information from the countries, regions and localities in order to elaborate a strategy common to all the stakeholders of the Danube region.