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#Helsinki and #Lyon named #EuropeanCapitalsOfSmartTourism in 2019

#Helsinki and #Lyon named #EuropeanCapitalsOfSmartTourism in 2019

| September 27, 2018

Helsinki and Lyon have been announced as the winners of the first edition of the European Capital of Smart Tourism competition. The two cities have showcased how they can develop tourism sustainably, ensure accessibility to destinations, embrace the digital transformation and link tourism to cultural heritage. Throughout 2019 Lyon and Helsinki will be given EU […]

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After #Trump #Putin Summit, Europe should breathe a sigh of relief

After #Trump #Putin Summit, Europe should breathe a sigh of relief

| July 23, 2018

But Trump has promised to meet Putin again, ‘often’ – and each one of these meetings holds a potential crisis for the security of the United States and Europe. Keir Giles Senior Consulting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Twitter American and Russian flags in Helsinki on 16 July. Photo: Getty Images. President Donald […]

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#Helsinki crowned best European city for equality

#Helsinki crowned best European city for equality

| March 8, 2018

Recent analysis by online home rentals company Spotahome has revealed that Helsinki ranks as the best city for equality in Europe. The report examined 36 countries and 33 cities, where the real estate startup analysed key categories such as male vs female labour force participation, political issues, LGBTI friendliness, and overall quality of life, to […]

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European Ombudsman calls for greater openness from European Chemicals Agency on animal testing

European Ombudsman calls for greater openness from European Chemicals Agency on animal testing

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an important ruling for openness, the European Ombudsman has issued a draft recommendation that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki should disclose all the background documents to its decisions to order particular animal tests. The request was made  by the BUAV. Under REACH, the EU chemicals legislation, companies have to get permission from […]

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European Commission seeks local authorities’ help in addressing energy security

European Commission seeks local authorities’ help in addressing energy security

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ukrainian gas crisis has placed renewed emphasis on the need to ensure stable and secure energy supplies for Europe’s citizens and its economy. Last May, the EU Commission issued the European Energy Security Strategy, identifying local authorities as crucial partners in shielding Europe from energy shocks, more particularly in the framework of the Covenant […]

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Strengthening urban dimension of regional policy

Strengthening urban dimension of regional policy

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than two-thirds of Europeans live in cities, setting the trend globally and emphasizing the need for urban development to be at the heart of EU political discussions. The urban dimension is now a central element in the reformed EU Cohesion Policy and it is expected that 50% of European Regional Development Fund investments for […]

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Shaping an EU Urban Agenda for cities of tomorrow

Shaping an EU Urban Agenda for cities of tomorrow

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Giving Europe’s cities a greater voice and putting the urban agenda at the heart of EU policy-making will be a key aim of the CiTIEs: Cities of Tomorrow: Investing in Europe forum in Brussels which takes place on February 17 and 18. Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn is bringing together important figures in urban policy […]

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