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​European ministers for urban development today signed the Pact of Amsterdam, aimed at improving the lives of people living in Europe’s cities. Upon its adoption, Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions, said: "For us, the EU's locally and regionally elected representatives, it was essential that this Pact of Amsterdam paves the way ... [more]
The European Commission tabled a long-awaited plan to boost e-commerce yesterday, along with an update to EU audiovisual rules and a new approach to online platforms. Reacting to these announcements, Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions, said: "At first glance, these are welcome steps for adapting to our ever increasin ... [more]
​The effectiveness and efficiency of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) cannot be solely measured on the money spent but rather on its value added for the European economy, on the leverage effect of the implemented projects. This was the main observation of Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions, who attended a conference on ... [more]
​Interview with EPP Group in the European CoR member, Hans-Josef Vogel, Mayor of the city of Arnsberg and member of the jury for the German price for local jour-nalists of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung You recently sat on the jury of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung award for excellent local journalism in Germany. Why do you think it is important to recognise the work of journalists in today' ... [more]
​On May 9, Anders Knape was awarded the Kaiser-Maximilian-Preis in recognition for outstanding achievements in European local and regional politics. Accepting his award at a ceremony in Innsbruck, he said "I’m proud and honoured to receive the Emperor Maximilian Prize 2016. It’s not only recognition of my work, but also a confirmation that Sweden is an active part of the European co ... [more]
​Tourism is the third-largest socio-economic factor in the European Union, generating over 10% of EU's GDP and employing 5.2% of the entire European workforce. Despite these positive numbers, Hanspeter Wagner, Mayor of Breitenwang municipality, is calling on the EU to encourage more people to spend their holidays in Europe. "Despite the continuing growth in the tourism industry, the ... [more]
Local leaders met with the European Commission's Vice-President, Jyrki Katainen, in Brussels today to take stock of the Investment Plan for Europe and the implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The EPP Group highlighted the potential for the plan and re-launched its commitment to sharing news of its benefits to regional banks, industrial ... [more]
Demographic change is one of the major challenges facing the European Union. The European Committee of the Regions therefore debated the EU's response today, at a meeting of the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture. The proposal to treat this topic came from Juan Vicente Herrera (ES/EPP), President of the Castille and Leon region, who underlined: ... [more]
 

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