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​Cohesion policy is the main EU investment instrument for all European regions. When it is better aligned to the EU 2020 goals, it will boost more innovation and growth and regions and cities will be in the lead. This is the outcome of an EPP Group in the European Parliament Hearing on Wednesday on Cohesion Policy and the Review of the EU 2020 Strategy. Cohesion policy is one of the EU's ... [more]
​The European electricity system is currently in transformation. Although having considerable excess production capacity, security of supply still gives rise to genuine concerns that require an urgent response states the opinion on Energy Union Package adopted by the European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) today. The rapporteur Pasc ... [more]
​Involvement of the regional and local levels in the implementation of the EU's Investment Plan would be crucial to its success – underlined President of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions Michael Schneider at the meeting with the European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, during the 22nd Summit of EPP Parliamentary Groups in the National Parliaments of the EU and in t ... [more]
​A fully functioning Digital Single Market is forecast to add EUR 415 billion to the European GDP. Local and regional authorities are therefore enthusiastically seizing the potential of digitalisation, according to Helma Kuhn-Theis, Plenipotentiary for European Affairs of Saarland, Member of Weiskirchen Municipal Council and CoR rapporteur on the Digital Single Market. "The digital ... [more]
​Nikolaos Chiotakis' (EPP/EL) opinion calling for the development of the New European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was adopted this week during the European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX) in Kołobrzeg, Poland. The document asks for local and regional authorities to be involved in all of the new ENP phases: settin ... [more]
​With both an economic and confidence crisis in the EU, it is crucial to use all available opportunities for an open dialogue with citizens and prevent further disenchantment – suggests an opinion on European Citizens' Initiative presented by Luc Van den Brande (EPP/BE) and adopted this week by the European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional a ... [more]
The farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants accounts for less than 20% of fish production in Europe, despite having 14 000 firms and generating 85 000 jobs directly. Jesús Gamallo Aller, Director-General for the Regional Government of Galicia and rapporteur for the CoR opinion on the future of aquaculture, highlighted the need to focus on sus ... [more]

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