Montilla, President of Four Motors for Europe

Catalan Government President becomes president of the regional cooperation association. The Four Motors for Europe encloses four of the most dynamic regions of Europe: Lombardy, Baden-Württemberg, Rhône-Alpes, and Catalonia.


June 16, 2010 03:43 PM

Barcelona (CNA).- José Montilla, the President of the Catalan Government, has started today his presidency of the Four Motors for Europe Association. This association has the goal of promoting economic development in Europe and fostering regional cooperation among the participating regions. At an event at the Generalitat Palace, the seat of the Catalan Government, José Montilla, has taken the presidency from the hands of his predecessor, Lombardy’s President, Roberto Formigioni.
Catalonia’s main presidential priority is to foster economic cooperation to help the European economic recovery. The Four Motors of Europe Association was founded in 1988, uniting some of the most dynamic regions of Western Europe: Lombardy (Italy), Baden-Württemberg (Germany), Rhône-Alpes (France) and Catalonia (Spain).

The event to pass on the presidency was attended by the former president of Four Motors for Europe, Lombardy’s President Roberto Formigioni, the new president of the association, Catalonia’s President José Montilla, the Vice President for European Affairs and International Relations of Rhône-Alpes, Bernard Soulage, and the Minister for Federal, European and International Affairs of Baden Württemberg, Wolfang Reinhart. The respective institutional delegations also had a private meeting, held at the Generalitat Palace.