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​The European Commission has today unveiled an investment plan for Europe, which aims to mobilise private capital, maximise the impact of public resources and boost investor confidence in the European market.    Commenting on the package that was presented in the European Parliament today, Michael Schneider, President of the EPP Group in the Committee of the Regions, said:   "We ... [more]
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​Cultural heritage creates significant economic and societal spin-offs, which benefit Europe's regions and cities. Despite it also being a cornerstone of local, regional, national and European identity, György Gémesi, Mayor of Gödöllő, has criticised that insufficient value is placed on cultural heritage in an opinion for the EU Committee of the Regions entitled "Towards an integrat ... [more]
​Following the results of the second round of the presidential election in Romania, the EPP Group President in the Committee of the Regions, Michael Schneider warmly congratulated Klaus Iohannis on his well-deserved victory: "The election of the EPP candidate, Klaus Iohannis, for President of Romania is good news for Romanian democracy. By going to vote in such difficult conditi ... [more]
On the day that the European Commission launched a new Macro-Regional Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region,  Bruno Hranić, Mayor of Municipality of Vidovec  shares his views on the plan help develop closer cooperation between  EU members (Croatia, Greece, Italy, and Slovenia) and third countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia): Croatia strongly supports  ... [more]
​The EU's local and regional authorities (LRAs) are often the first ones to encounter problems when fundamental rights are not properly implemented under national policies. They are also directly responsible for implementing a number of fundamental rights. Today, the CoR calls for LRAs to be given the opportunity to refer matters directly to the European Commission if they identify threa ... [more]

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