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July Plenary Session 2015

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​Financial instruments are perceived as complimentary to subsidies in fostering territorial development. European regions and cities call for the setting up of an institutional cooperation framework with the European Commission and the European Investments Bank in order to maximize the benefits of implementing instruments financed from the European Structural and Investments Fund, throug ... [more]
​The Energy Union is in full motion, but the contribution and involvement of local and regional authorities is of paramount importance for its success. These were the opening words of Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President, during his address to the Committee of the Regions on 8 July. Turning to the legislative contribution to the Energy Union, the Commissioner welcomed the C ... [more]
​EPP Group President Michael Schneider took the floor at the CoR plenary session to stress the need for the Luxembourg Presidency to begin work on the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe, in reply to the intervention of Dan Kersch, Minister of Interior of Luxembourg. "The Investment Plan offers great potential and local and regional authorities are happy to contribute ... [more]
Addressing the Committee of the Regions Plenary Session on 9 July, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation made a pledge to "use research and innovation to build cities as nature would have them and as citizens would imagine them." His speech was also an occasion to launch the Second European Capital of Innovation Award: "Today we're launc ... [more]
One decade on from the launch of European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), and in the light of political developments in Europe and along its borders, it's time to adopt a new policy approach where the main role will not be played by national governments alone but also by civil society. Local authorities, municipalities and regions must play a key part at all stages of this policy, including ... [more]
​The President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Markku Markkula, awarded EPP-led regions of Lombardia (IT) and Małopolska (PL) as European Entrepreneurial Regions (EER) 2016. The Award ceremony was held in Brussels today after a jury, consisting of members from EU institutions and business associations, selected the regions' strategies as the best to promote entrepreneursh ... [more]
​The recent tragedies in the Mediterranean demonstrate just how crucial it is for Europe to take a concrete stand on migration and move towards longer-term, more sustainable solutions. In view of the European Committee of the Regions emergency resolution on migration, which was adopted on 8 July, Roland Freudenstein, Deputy Director and Head of Research of the Martens Centre, called for ... [more]

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