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Economy & Jobs 27-05-2020

Reclaiming the future for cities after COVID-19

Cities have been hit the hardest by the corona pandemic. Dario Nardella, the mayor of Florence, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe. And he argues that cities are key for a sustainable recovery in Europe.
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EU Elections 2019 20-05-2019

A city leaders agenda for Europe

It is a critical time for Europe ahead of the European elections. The success or failure of the European project will be decided in and by our cities’ ability to shape and implement policy locally.
EURoad2Sibiu 20-03-2019

Europe depends on its cities

Cities are the place where the fight against climate change becomes real, most of the decisions are taken and where equal and inclusive societies can be made, Anna Lisa Boni claims. 
Economy & Jobs 13-09-2018

Cohesion – the big ‘absent’ from Juncker’s SOTEU speech

European regions and cities were left wondering about the noticeable absence of Cohesion policy in Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech in the European Parliament on Wednesday (12 September). They were particularly irked by his failure to highlight the positive role of regions in handling migration.
Economy & Jobs 03-05-2018

Regions and cities worried about cohesion cuts, co-finance and ESF

EU regions and cities have expressed their concern about the European Commission’s new proposal for the post-2020 cohesion budget, raising doubts about the future effectiveness of the policy.
Economy & Jobs 12-12-2017

Stockholm mayor: Cohesion policy is strongest form of EU solidarity

Stockholm produces more billion dollar companies than any other place outside Silicon Valley and the European Commission recently proclaimed it Europe's most innovative region. Mayor Karin Wanngård explained how her city hangs onto its talent and why it is such a popular breeding ground for 'unicorns'.
Trade & Society 29-10-2015

When it comes to jobs, cities ensure no one is left behind

Unemployment levels remain critically high in many European countries. EUROCITIES has launched a holistic approach to finding citizens work, writes Thomas Fabian.

Cleaner air in our cities

The European Commission’s air quality package is an opportunity to improve the liveability and competitiveness of Europe’s cities. The European Parliament and the Council must seize it, writes James McKay.
Regional Policy 23-06-2010

Dutch mayor: Regional policy can help control immigration

Increasing the efficiency of EU regional policy can help control excessive immigration to countries such as the Netherlands and prevent the rise of nationalistic anti-immigrant parties, Mayor of the Hague Jozias van Aartsen said in Brussels last week.
Enlargement 26-09-2000

Eurocities seek a role for local authorities in enlargement

Eurocities offer support to candidate countries' cities to integrate themselves into the EU.
Enlargement 30-08-2000

EU enlargement will have major impact on cities and regions

Eurocities seminar will deal with the impact of EU's enlargement on cities and regions in the accession countries.