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European #airline passengers face huge delays this summer

European #airline passengers face huge delays this summer

Thousands of flights recently had to be delayed because EU border controls are significantly understaffed to comply with tightened immigration checks — some passengers even missed their flights. During this busy summer travel season, airline travellers have become victims of the disproportionate impact that the implementation of a new EU Regulation is having on the […]

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100 European cities sign up to action on climate change

100 European cities sign up to action on climate change

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today (16 October) marks a major milestone for the European Commission’s Mayors Adapt initiative, with 100 European cities now committed to take action to tackle climate change. Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard welcomed mayors from across Europe at an official signing ceremony pledging their commitment to the scheme. During the day-long event, participants will have an […]

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Lisbon, Northern Ireland and Valencia win ‘European Entrepreneurial Region 2015’

Lisbon, Northern Ireland and Valencia win ‘European Entrepreneurial Region 2015’

Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, the UK’s Northern Ireland and the Spanish region of Valencia have been selected as the winners of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) for 2015. Their strategies to promote entrepreneurship and spread innovation among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were selected by a jury that included representatives of EU institutions as well […]

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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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Startup Europe Roadshow

Startup Europe Roadshow

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Commission and the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) are proud to announce the launch of the Startup Europe Roadshow across 10 European cities over the next eight months. The roadshow will allow young aspiring ICT entrepreneurs to interact, learn and be mentored by ‘role-models’ – young ICT entrepreneurs who will share their success […]

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Commissioner Piebalgs visits three West-African countries to discuss future development co-operation

Commissioner Piebalgs visits three West-African countries to discuss future development co-operation

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs (pictured) will begin on Monday (10 February) a high-level visit to Mauritania, Senegal and the Cape Verde, where he will underline the EU’s ongoing commitment to supporting the region and confirm future funding for the three countries. The visit will be the Commissioner’s first ever to Senegal and Cape Verde, and […]

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