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Enlargement process crucial to the EU

Karte Europas © EU

16/12/2014

External relations and foreign affairs, Institutional affairs, Regions and local development

The General Affairs Council adopted conclusions on the EU enlargement process and on the role of the Council in safeguarding rule of law. It also dealt with preparations for the upcoming European Council.

 

EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region

Ferdinando Nelli Feroci and Sandro Gozi © EU

29/09/2014

Environment, consumers and health, Regions and local development

The General Affairs Council adopted conclusions on the European Union Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region. Ministers also dealt with preparations for the upcoming European Council summit.

 

Commissioner Hahn urges Europeans to help shape a future EU Urban AgendaChoose translations of the previous link 

Commissioner Hahn © EU

22/07/2014

Regions and local development

The Commissioner is calling for a wide engagement by stakeholders and city dwellers in a public consultation alongside a formal Communication just published by the European Commission.

 

Call for local, regional and national leaders to take advantage of new EU broadband funding and support Choose translations of the previous link 

Internet cable © EU

10/07/2014

Regions and local development, Science and technology

The European Commission launches its “Connected Communities” initiative – an umbrella for several systems designed to connect towns, cities, local broadband partnerships and operators to the advice they need to access finance and develop tailored business models.

 

Janusz Lewandowski © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Final "simplification scoreboard": 120 measures to cut red tape on EU funding

04/03/2014

Business, Economy, finance, tax and competition, Regions and local development

The Commission has adopted its Final Simplification Scoreboard: over 120 measures to simplify the EU funding rules for Europe's businesses, towns, regions, scientists and NGOs.

 

Mediterranean coastline © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Commission presents new European strategy to promote coastal and maritime tourism

20/02/2014

Regions and local development, Transport and travel

Recognising the sector's potential for sustainable growth and job creation, the strategy outlines 14 EU actions to help coastal regions and businesses tackle the challenges they face and strengthen the sector's position as a key driver of Europe's blue economy.

 

László Andor at the press conference © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Structural and investment funds: Commission boosts partners' role in planning and spending

07/01/2014

Employment and social rights, Regions and local development

The European Code of Conduct on the Partnership Principle requires Member States to strengthen cooperation between their authorities responsible for spending EU structural and investment funds and project partners.

 

Cecilia Malmström © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Lampedusa follow up: concrete actions to prevent loss of life in the Mediterranean

04/12/2013

External relations and foreign affairs, Regions and local development

The Commission is proposing ways to increase solidarity and mutual support in order to prevent migrants' death in the Mediterranean.

 

Johannes Hahn © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Commission moves to help Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Romania after flood and drought disasters

03/10/2013

The support, under the European Solidarity Fund, still needs to be approved by the European Parliament and the Council. Providing it is, it will help to contribute to the emergency costs incurred by the public authorities in these four member states because of the disasters.

 

Aerial view of an earthquake zone © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Making the EU Solidarity Fund faster and simpler for support after disasters

25/07/2013

European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn has presented a proposal to reform the EU Solidarity Fund. The plans will make the fund more responsive and simpler to use with clearer criteria as to who can benefit.

 

An underwater turbine © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Improving governance of the marine space: an opportunity for Blue Growth in the Mediterranean sea

11/07/2013

A new study presented by the European Commission finds that the establishment of maritime zones, including Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), in the Mediterranean would benefit the EU's Blue Growth and wider sustainability agendas.

 

Johannes Hahn © EUChoose translations of the previous link 

Europe's Macroregional Experiment: the first Evaluation

01/07/2013

The European Commission has published the first study to weigh up the success of the EU's two macro-regional strategies and to provide recommendations for the future.