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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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#CoR EU President Tusk debates future of Europe with local leaders

#CoR EU President Tusk debates future of Europe with local leaders

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

During the European Committee of the Regions’ plenary on 10 February in Brussels, regional and local leaders will discuss the main challenges facing Europe with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. During the two day plenary, cooperation with the Dutch EU Presidency, the future of regional policy, as well as youth policies and […]

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#ARLEM Local leaders say: Cities and regions crucial to stabilization of Mediterranean

#ARLEM Local leaders say: Cities and regions crucial to stabilization of Mediterranean

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Practical co-operation at a local level is essential if countries around the Mediterranean are to manage challenges created by the conflicts in Syria and Libya, migration and climate change, local political leaders from the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) said on 19 January. “The sources of tension and instability in the Mediterranean are the […]

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Car emission test scandal: CoR environment commission calls for stricter EU emission limits and proper compensation

Car emission test scandal: CoR environment commission calls for stricter EU emission limits and proper compensation

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Committee of the Regions’ Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) have adopted a declaration setting out its position on the automotive emission tests’ scandal. ENVE members deplore that national governments sitting in the EU Council of Ministers have allowed car manufacturers to exceed more than two times the emission limits […]

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Regions need more help from EU in migration crisis, CoR rapporteur tells European Parliament

Regions need more help from EU in migration crisis, CoR rapporteur tells European Parliament

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local and regional authorities across the European Union need more financial support from the EU in order to cope with the challenges of hosting large numbers of refugees and migrants, François Decoster (pictured), the Committee of the Region’s rapporteur on migration, told the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). He […]

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Committee of the Regions: Commission emergency package won’t resolve milk crisis

Committee of the Regions: Commission emergency package won’t resolve milk crisis

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has claimed that the European Commission has waited for the milk situation to become untenable for producers before announcing emergency measures. The new package, it argues, will still not tackle structural problems in the EU’s deregulated dairy sector.     In April 2015 the CoR – the EU’s assembly of […]

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EIB and Committee of Regions intensify co-operation to boost Europe’s economic recovery

EIB and Committee of Regions intensify co-operation to boost Europe’s economic recovery

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Committee of Regions (CoR) President Markku Markkula (pictured) met with European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer in Luxembourg on 1 September to discuss joint efforts to enhance private investment and recovery across Europe.   In this context, EIB President Hoyer said: “Co-operation between our institutions is of great benefit for the citizens in Europe. Within […]

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