Future EU 08-03-2019

Europe needs more women to run for election

Despite some gains in recent elections, women remain heavily under-represented in politics - at all levels. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s examine the evidence and identify potential avenues for future action, writes Stefano Bonaccini.
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Economy & Jobs 20-02-2019

Why Europe needs a local shift

In exactly three months, Europeans will decide upon which future they want. They will elect their representatives at the European Parliament. During these three months, political parties and candidates will present their programmes and answer the many questions concerning the future of our Union.
Development Policy 10-10-2018

To implement the SDGs, the EU needs to be consistent

Good news for all the supporters of development policies: city-to-city development cooperation will remain at the heart of the EU’s external action. And localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a priority supported by the European Union, writes Frédéric Vallier.
Elections 10-09-2018

President Juncker, give towns and regions the support that Europe needs!

Europe faces massive challenges, from migration to climate change and all points between. As Jean-Claude Juncker gears up to make his final address to this European Parliament, Frédéric Vallier calls on the Commission boss not to forget the role of cities and regions.
Economy & Jobs 27-11-2017

Towards a cohesion policy that leaves no town or region behind

Brexit, budget tensions, recentralisation processes and the rise of Euroscepticism and populist ideas: European economic, social and territorial cohesion are being tested on several fronts. These tests cast new doubts on the future of the European Union and the added value it brings to its citizens, writes Frédéric Vallier.

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