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Committee of the Regions

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is a new institution of the European Union created by the Treaty of Maastricht. It aims at increasing the participation of European regions in community life. The CoR, whose seat is in Brussels, is composed by 222 representatives of regional and local governments.

The Committee has a consultative character, and is asked for its opinion by the Council or the Commission on the following issues:

On certain issues it works in cohesion with the Social and Economic Council[?].

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