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​Food means nothing to those who have plenty and everything to those who have not   The universal right to quality, healthy food was at the heart of a meeting of the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions, within the auspices of EXPO Milano, today. The 100 mayors, regional presidents and local councillors from the EPP family were united that food provides the energy for lif ... [more]
​I welcome the European Commission's proposal for a European Agenda for Migration. It is an ambitious programme providing a European response based on the shared solidarity between the Member States - Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions stated today. This approach as outlined by Commissioner Avramopoulos offers a promising response to combat the ... [more]
​The partnership principle is not an empty concept but a precondition for the success of cohesion policy. This is the main message from opinion on the Outcome of the negotiations on the partnership agreements and operational programmes, which was drafted by Ivan ŽAGAR (EPP/SI), and adopted today by the European Committee of the Regions' commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy (COTER) ... [more]
​Financial instruments could be an important tool in territorial development as they interfere less with natural market mechanisms than subsidies – suggests Adam STRUZIK (EPP/PL) in his working document on the Financial Instruments in support of territorial development, which was discussed today at the European Committee of the Regions' commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy (COTER) ... [more]
High-speed broadband access for all must be the heart of any Digital Single Market Strategy: this is the main message from EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions, in response to today's long awaited European Commission communication. "Nobody can argue with the objectives in the paper, but the crucial details will only be apparent in the forthcoming legislative proposals. ... [more]
"The urgent need to tackle climate change, the economic difficulties of people in Europe, widespread youth unemployment together with an unstable geopolitical context all argue in favour of creating an effective, pragmatic and sustainable Energy Union" these were the words of Pascal Mangin, the CoR's energy union rapporteur, during a meeting of the ENVE Commission yesterday. Th ... [more]
Mauro D'Attis
As the economic situation in the EU continues to improve, employment has started to pick up and improvements are now materialising in most sectors. However, considerable challenges remain: the average EU unemployment rate was 9.8% in February 2015 and significant differences exist depending on the region or city. "The European Commission's employment policy guidelines should provide ... [more]

 

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