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Politics 13-05-2022

The future of Europe is on the ground

Whether they are looking far into the future for strategic orientations, or closer to the present for new legislation, EU decision-makers need local and regional leaders to show them how the Union is functioning on the ground.
Cities & regions 29-04-2022

European mayors eye long-term partnerships with counterparts to rebuild Ukraine

Leaders of European cities and towns are moving to support Ukrainian local and regional  authorities through peer to peer schemes as sub-national leaders look to rebuild the war-torn country.
Politics 10-02-2022

Local communities ask for bottom-up approach in bloc-wide democracy experiment

Local citizens’ panels indicate an appetite for ambitious EU reforms in the process of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE). Many policies could also benefit from a bottom-up and more regional approach, stakeholders argue.
Cities & regions 13-07-2021

Local players still sidelined in global sustainability efforts

With less than a decade to achieve the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030, new studies show that local and regional authorities are still often sidelined in the monitoring and national coordination of implementing the global benchmarks.
Cities & regions 01-04-2021

‘Kiss goodbye’ to reform if local leaders in EU neighbourhood ignored, stakeholders warn

Though their efforts are often overlooked, from cultural exchange to capacity building, local players are a key part of the European integration of Western Balkan and Eastern European countries and need more support.
Economy & Jobs 10-03-2021

Study: Coordination key to getting EU aid into regions during pandemic

Local authorities have had to rely on European aid distributed via the cohesion fund to maintain public services during the pandemic, but this process has not always worked smoothly, a study released on Wednesday (March 10) says. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Cities & regions 24-02-2021

EU ‘antenna’ outposts to submit proposals for bloc development aid

EU delegations are to submit by the end of February their proposals for spending development aid based on consultations in their respective countries, reflecting the bigger role of the diplomatic outposts in hitting assistance targets. The EU has some 140...
Economy & Jobs 04-02-2021

Treating COVID ‘symptoms’ without facing past may risk green future of regions

Many EU governments appear to be ignoring regional and local authorities in the design of their national recovery plans, and they risk uneven recovery and slower green transition if existing issues in most vulnerable regions are disregarded, experts say.