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Economy & Jobs 20-04-2022

CoR President: Regions must be involved in crisis response

The EU must shrink the gap between its institutions and regional actors to respond to contemporary crises and challenges effectively, Apostolos Tzitzikostas told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Regional Policy 01-02-2017

Czech Regions VP: Cohesion policy must serve citizens

Czech and Slovak national delegations to the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) recently presented a joint opinion on the future of cohesion policy after 2020, in which they set out seven common principles and priorities for the next programming period.
Regional Policy 30-11-2016

Regions leader: More flexibility for the new ‘cohesion policy’

Regional structural funds absorption procedures should be simplified, Dr. Michael Schneider said in an interview with EURACTIV Greece, adding that financing through the European Strategic Investment Fund should also include a geographical factor.
Climate change 27-11-2015

EIB boss: Cities and regions have crucial role in ensuring climate investment

SPECIAL REPORT / Finance for developing nations will be central to successful negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference, said Jonathan Taylor of the European Investment Bank.
Climate change 14-10-2015

Annabelle Jaeger: ‘the EU can achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2050’

Regions and cities are often the driving force behind climate action. Annabelle Jaeger told EURACTIV France that protecting nature directly benefits local authorities, as it keeps them attractive and helps them meet their climate commitments. 
Climate change 14-10-2015

COR President: COP21 will be a failure if cities’ role not enshrined in final deal

EU negotiators must secure a role for cities and regions in the final international agreement to cap global warming by no more than two degrees above pre-industrial levels, otherwise the UN Climate Change Conference will be a failure, the President of the Committee of the Regions exclusively told EURACTIV.com.
Michel Lebrun
Regional Policy 13-10-2014

CoR President: Belgium’s decentralised governance is a model for the EU

Belgium’s decentralized system favours greater autonomy for regions and results in an effective governance, improving service delivery to citizens and enhancing democratic stability, according to the President of the Committee of the Regions, Michel Lebrun.
Trade & Society 07-10-2010

Schneider: EU instititions are ignoring regions’ assembly

The European Commission and EU member states have made "no contact" with the Committee of the Regions (CoR) during key debates on the future of European regional policy and the 2020 growth strategy for the coming decade – a big mistake, according to CoR member Michael Schneider.
Regional Policy 11-02-2010

EU regions chief: 2020 strategy must go local

The EU's new strategy for growth and jobs will not succeed unless it maintains structural funds and gives regions real responsibility, according to outgoing Committee of the Regions (CoR) President Luc Van den Brande.
Regional Policy 06-10-2009

Local Rep: ‘Regions have a lot to offer on Lisbon Strategy review’

A consultation of European local authorities and cities has revealed strong criticism of the way the Lisbon Strategy for growth and jobs has been implemented across the 27 member states of the European Union. Christine Chapman, rapporteur on the consultation for the Committee of the Regions, spoke to EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 01-12-2008

Van Staa: Regional parliaments to boost EU election turnout

Regional parliaments will not stand still ahead of the EU elections, said Herwig van Staa, president of the conference of presidents of the regional legislative assemblies of Europe (CALRE). He spoke to EURACTIV about the initiatives planned by regional parliaments to engage with citizens in the run-up to the European poll.