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​The European Commission yesterday unveiled its plans for an Energy Union to better connect Europe's energy production, transport and consumption based on solidarity and trust, which were broadly welcomed by the President of the European People's Party Group in the European Committee of the Regions, Michael Schneider:"Putting the EU back on the path to growth requires competitive en ... [more]
​The European Committee of the Regions has set up a political Task Force for Ukraine to advise on the administrative reform and its implementation, as well as to share experiences of territorial cohesion and multi-level governance instruments. The Task Force has been created following the discussion between the COR members and the speaker of Ukrainian Parliament, Volodymyr Hroysman durin ... [more]
​"The involvement of the regions in science and discovery is one of my priorities" Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said at a meeting of the European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) today. He also proposed to gather knowledge and expertise from regions across th ... [more]
​Decentralised cooperation currently represents just 0.3% of the Commission's development budget and should be increased – according to the opinion of J.F.M. (Hans) Janssen (EPP/NL) A decent life for all: from vision to collective action adopted by the European Committee of the Regions commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX) today. The Mayor of ... [more]
​The European Commission should concentrate in greater detail on regional and local self-government in the EU candidate and potential candidate countries in its future enlargement strategy reports, outlines the opinion on Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2014-2015 adopted by the European Committee of the Regions' Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External ... [more]
​Local and regional authorities are going to be directly concerned by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Christian Buchmann, Minister for Economy, Europe and Culture in Styria, underlined during a debate with Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, at the first CoR Plenary Session of its new term on 12 February. Whilst underlining its potential to crea ... [more]


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