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#COR – Task Force puts local and regional governments at heart of EU law-making

#COR – Task Force puts local and regional governments at heart of EU law-making

| July 12, 2018

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has welcomed a wide-ranging set of recommendations that would give local and regional authorities a greater say, alongside national authorities, on the preparation, adoption and implementation of EU policies, noting that the ideas would benefit citizens, increase EU efficiency and improve politics. The CoR said that proposals developed […]

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#BroadbandPlatform: Cities and regions join forces with Commission to narrow digital divide

#BroadbandPlatform: Cities and regions join forces with Commission to narrow digital divide

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) launched a joint platform today to help high-speed broadband reach all European regions, including rural and sparsely populated areas where there is not enough market-driven development. The first meeting of the Broadband Platform took place in Brussels in the presence of the Digital Economy […]

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CPMR emphasizes need for central role of #regions in ‘Future of Europe’

CPMR emphasizes need for central role of #regions in ‘Future of Europe’

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to produce a White Paper outlining its ongoing reflection on the future of Europe. However, it regrets the lack of a bold and enthusiastic vision for European reform in the paper’s five scenarios, as well as the failure to make any reference to […]

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#UrbanAgenda: time to turn words into deeds to bring Europe closer to citizens, local and regional leaders say

#UrbanAgenda: time to turn words into deeds to bring Europe closer to citizens, local and regional leaders say

With the adoption of the draft opinion on “concrete steps for implementing the EU Urban Agenda” on 2 March, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is intensifying its work towards the launch of the new agenda aimed at anchoring the urban dimension in EU policies. The EU Urban Agenda (EUA) aims at stimulating growth, […]

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#CoR: €300 million laser project shows how EU funds and partnership can drive regional development

#CoR: €300 million laser project shows how EU funds and partnership can drive regional development

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Markku Markkula, has hailed a 300 € million EU-funded laser project in Romania arguing that it demonstrates how EU investment and working in partnership can stir innovation and regional development. Accompanied by Romania’s Minister of National Education and Scientific Research, Adrian Curaj, and Minister of […]

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#CoR Simpler rules, better investment: Local leaders call for improvements to EU regional policy

#CoR Simpler rules, better investment: Local leaders call for improvements to EU regional policy

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

During a debate in Brussels with the EU’s Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu, members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) reiterated previous demands to cut red tape, better integrate private financing and strengthen the role of local and regional authorities in the design and implementation of the EU’s 350€ billion cohesion policy. […]

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#Tourism Regions and cities ready to meet challenges of senior tourism sector

#Tourism Regions and cities ready to meet challenges of senior tourism sector

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

“With a spending power of more than 3€ trillion, older people make a significant contribution to Europe’s tourism industry and represent an enormous potential, also in terms of boosting local employment. We urgently need to promote an integrated approach to age-friendly tourism, which takes into account both the diverse needs of seniors as well as […]

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