Markku Markkula was elected President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in February 2015 for a two and a half year term of office. Since joining the CoR in 2010 he has held several influential positions. He was the CoR’s rapporteur in the field of innovation for subjects including: "The digital agenda for Europe", "The role of local and regional authorities in achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy", and "Enhancing and focusing EU international cooperation in research and innovation".
Dara Murphy TD
Dara Murphy was re-appointed as Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Single Digital Market in May 2016. In the Dáil, he previously served as Chairman of Internal Fine Gael Committee on European Affairs, Foreign Affairs & Trade. He was also Vice Chairman of the Dáil Committee on European Union Affairs and a Member of the Dáil Committee on Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform.
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