About: Markku Markkula

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.
Energy 09-07-2015

The Energy Union can succeed with local authorities’ engagement

The Energy Union is an opportunity that with the right political backing and investment, could transform Europe’s energy sector. Yet what is needed is more careful thought on how to engage local government before sound bites – at least for communities - are to be believed, 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.