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Digital skills 22-10-2018

Paris draws inspiration from Yerevan to give teenagers digital education

With the support of European funding, Paris has started a school for digital creation called “Tumo”. This concept, which comes from Armenia, allows young people aged between 12 and 18 to learn about digital creation in an autonomous manner. EURACTIV France reports.  
Transport 01-10-2018

Brussels imposes €350 fine on dirtiest diesels

Drivers of the most polluting diesel vehicles can now be fined in Brussels after a grace period expired on Sunday (30 September), just as air pollution in the Belgian capital looks ready to heavily influence local elections.
Air Quality 27-09-2018

Brussels air in downward pollution spiral

Air pollution in Brussels has gotten worse for the second year in a row, according to data published by the national government.
Air Quality 18-05-2018

European cities take Commission to court over air quality in landmark case

In the same week that the European Commission announced it would take six countries to court for breaking air pollution limits, three major cities said they would start legal action against the EU executive. They accuse the Commission of  giving in to automotive lobbies. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
Climate change 14-11-2017

Cities take up climate baton at COP23, make ambitious emission pledges

Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, pledged on Sunday (12 November) to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and other pressures linked to climate change.

Tired of the founding fathers? Let’s celebrate the women building Europe

Gender equality is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable Europe that has the buy in of its citizens - and this includes women at the heart of all decision-making, write Joanna Maycock and Petros Fassoulas.
Enlargement 10-11-2016

Turkish journalist: Europe knows ‘what kind of man’ Erdogan is now

Turkish journalist Can Dündar has criticised Europe for prolonging its dependence on his homeland when it comes to managing the refugee crisis. He also lamented the continent’s relegation of human rights on its list of priorities. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Brexit 04-11-2016

Paris looks to take advantage of Brexit chaos

The main political figures of Paris met with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls yesterday (3 November) to discuss how best to offer opportunities to foreign businesses looking to relocate to the capital region. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.

Euro & Finance 01-06-2016

France needs austerity, Juncker tells mayors

Jean-Claude Juncker spoke to French mayors on Tuesday (31 May) to insist on the need for structural reforms and a rebalancing of the country’s public finances. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 04-05-2016

20 cities challenge relaxation of EU air pollution standards

Ordered to cut air pollution levels by Brussels, a group of EU cities are taking the Commission to court over its decision to relax car emissions standards, making their objectives even less attainable. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 18-04-2016

Commission set to override 125,000-signature air pollution petition

The Commission's decision to increase car emissions limits is set to be written into EU law, despite a petition launched by a group of 20 European cities and signed by 125,000 people. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 22-03-2016

European mayors urge clampdown on diesel emissions

The mayors of 20 European cities including Madrid, Paris and Copenhagen, but excluding London, have called for more stringent regulations to be put in place across the continent to tackle the deadly levels of air pollution caused by diesel vehicles. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.
Development Policy 07-12-2015

Paris pushes other cities to bolster Green Climate Fund

The host city of the COP21 has announced a contribution of €1 million to the Green Climate Fund, and is mobilising support from municipalities the world over. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 07-12-2015

700 cities promise renewable energy transition by 2050

While national negotiators struggle to agree on climate action at the COP21, the mayors of 700 cities have committed to generating 100% of their energy from renewable sources by 2050. EURACTIV France reports

European executive promises convergence on social rights

The European Commission wants to establish minimum social rights as part of a package due to be unveiled in Spring 2016. Paris and Berlin are exploring plans for a "social Eurogroup", the French President said. EURACTIV France reports