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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]
​"Digitalisation and decentralisation both serve the same aims: to bring political, administrative life and decision-making processes closer together therefore making them more accessible to the citizens" was the key message of the EPP/CoR President Michael Schneider who addressed the "Digital Ukraine" conference today. An event organised by the Polish MEP Mi ... [more]

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EPP_CoR RT @CoR_President Getting to grasps with the basics well ahead of @CodeWeekEU 5-23 October 2016 #innovation #DigitalEU #codeEU https://t.c

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viEUws RT @Europe_Tweets Video: EPP in CoR – President Schneider reflects on the Investment Plan so far -
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EPP_CoR Thx #ProAgriFood = valuable for upcoming @EU_CoR opinions: Jacques Blanc on #pricevolatility & @ArnoKompatscher on sustainable food systems
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EPP_CoR RT @PhilHoganEU 3/3 social challenge – ensuring rural areas remain viable and dynamic + create jobs eg thru rural broadband rollout #ProAgriFood
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EPP_CoR @PhilHoganEU @G4V @simontaylor71 could @EU_CoR (as political assembly of #localgov help here? How do you plan to engage more w/ us?
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Margit11 @PhilHoganEU @EPP_CoR @POLITICOEurope How come we never see e.g. bell peppers from Hungary in the shops? Are there restrictions on import?
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EPP_CoR RT @FrewenMella .@EPP_CoR Diversity strength of EU food culture. Labels must inform but also ensure respect of #SingleMarket #ProAgriFood
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FrewenMella .@EPP_CoR Diversity strength of EU food culture. Labels must inform but also ensure respect of #SingleMarket #ProAgriFood #MadeinEU
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EPP_CoR RT @PhilHoganEU Kicking off my live Twitter chat with @POLITICOEurope Send in your questions now #ProAgriFood

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EPP_CoR How can clearer labelling help to promote (and protect) the tastes of Europe's regions and cities?… #ProAgriFood
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