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Cities and regions will be pivotal in reaching climate neutrality by 2050

Stopping global warming requires a concerted effort by all levels of government. Being responsible for more than 70% of climate mitigation measures and up to 90% of climate adaptation actions, local governments will be pivotal in rising up to the challenge, writes Karl-Heinz Lambertz.
EU Priorities 2020 11-02-2016

Subsidiarity: The only way forward

The principle of subsidiarity should be understood as a means to strengthen regional and local political power. Tomasz Poreba discusses the problem of the misinterpretation of this key EU provision.
Climate change 18-12-2015

COP21 just a partial success for cities and regions

For cities and regions across the European Union, the landmark deal at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), was a historic - but only a partial - success, writes Markku Markkula.
EU Priorities 2020 09-06-2015

Why we all need an EU migration agenda

The EU needs to adopt an immigration agenda to help regions that are struggling to cope and offer migrants a safe, legal route to a better life, writes Markku Markkula. 
Christophe Rouillon, rapporteur du Comité des régions sur "Un Plan de communication 2015-2019:reconnecter l’Europe avec ses concitoyens".
EU Priorities 2020 09-10-2014

A call for a 2015-2019 communication plan: Reconnecting Europe with its citizens

The unprecedented crisis of confidence across the European Union requires the European institutions to shoulder their responsibility and come up with a new communication strategy to reconnect the people with the European project. Christophe Rouillon proposes a joint communication plan with measurable targets for all the institutions by the next European elections in 2019, placing cities and regions at the heart of his strategy.
Bas Verkerk, ALDE-CoR's President
Regional Policy 10-07-2014

High time for an EU Urban Agenda

Bas Verkerk is the mayor of the Dutch city of Delft and the president of the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions (CoR). He is rapporteur of the CoR opinion on 'An integrated Urban Agenda for the EU'.
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