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Global Europe 14-06-2018

Regional and local representatives call on Europe to deliver on migration

Following a string of far-right political successes barely a year before the next European elections, regional and local representatives have called on the EU to urgently act on migration, an issue that has quickly come back to the top of the political agenda.

Rotterdam’s lesson: From harbour to hub

Cities have a major part to play in ensuring all their residents have the skills they need to be active and integrated members of society. This is a challenge mayors should embrace, writes Ahmed Aboutaleb.
Global Europe 09-09-2016

UN must look beyond national solutions to the refugee crisis

The forthcoming UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants need not be another missed opportunity. UN member states must involve the private sector and local authorities to finally address the global refugee crisis, writes Solon Ardittis.

Philippe Orliange: ‘Cities must boost borrowing to finance climate action’

Local and regional authorities are stepping up their efforts to fight climate change, but limited access to finance often holds them back, Philippe Orliange told Cécile Barbière from EURACTIV France.
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.
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.
Regional Policy 01-12-2015

Paris teams up with Johannesburg to draft climate strategy

SPECIAL REPORT / South Africa’s economic capital wants to develop an ambitious climate strategy, following in the footsteps of Paris, the first French city to adopt a similar strategy in 2007. EURACTIV France reports
Regional Policy 09-10-2015

Europe’s regions take climate finance into their own hands

The EU’s cities and regions are compensating for the lack of climate finance available by issuing their own "green bonds" for sustainable development projects. EURACTIV France reports
Digital 08-05-2015

How to achieve the best and cheapest access to on-line services in the Digital Single Market

As part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, Europe must make high quality broadband connections available right across the continent, writes Hans-Joachim Reck.
Regional Policy 17-02-2011

Small towns join forces to boost their EU clout

Small and medium-sized towns have set up shop to increase their influence over EU policymaking and make their voices heard among the EU institutions.
Regional Policy 23-11-2010

European cities join global effort on climate

A number of large European cities are promising to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions as part of a major international initiative to tackle climate change. The initiative was launched at a conference in Mexico City on 21 November 2010.
Regional Policy 05-05-2010

Mayors to receive extra EU cash for energy projects

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso yesterday (4 May) pledged to divert unused EU stimulus cash into a fund to help regions and cities become more energy efficient. "About time," said EU mayors meeting in Brussels.
Public Affairs 25-02-2008

The evolving role of regional representations in Brussels

Brussels can be considered the world capital of lobbying for local and regional authorities, but the activities of their representations distinguish them from classic interest groups and lobbies, argue Michel Huysseune and M. Theo Jans of Brussels Studies.
Enlargement 09-03-2000

Eurocities want a role for local authorities in enlargement

Eurocities, an association of 95 major European cities from 26 European countries, intends to support cities in the accession countries to integrate themselves into the Union.

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