No social dimension of Europe without strong regional investment

President Lambertz to attend the Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November. While the creation of the European Pillar of Social Rights is a positive step towards a more social Europe, social and employment policies at national, regional and local level need to be supported with sound EU cohesion funding for all EU regions, President of the European Committee of the Regions Karl-Heinz Lambertz said ahead of the Social Summit for Fair Growth and Jobs in Gothenburg.

Monday, 20 November 2017 19:37

"[Re]shaping European Dialogues"

During the opening of the 8th edition of the European Conference on Public Communication - #EuroPCom today - EU leaders, communication professionals and EU political representatives made the case for finding new ways to effectively engage citizens in the European project as well as dealing with a lack of trust by the general public. The goal was to establish active channels for two-way communication through listening, debating and implementing feedback. This approach also lies at the heart of the CoR's communication campaign Reflecting on Europe.
Monday, 13 November 2017 19:38

EU budget post 2020: stronger own resources should not mean a "tax for Europe" but a more transparent and efficient budget, regions and cities say

In 2017 almost 70% of the EU yearly budget was made by member states' contributions based on Gross Domestic Income (GNI). The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) calls for increasing the budget share originated by own resources, cancelling any correction or rebate mechanism and simplifying the implementation of EU policies so that citizens can better monitor and understand the EU funding process and priorities.

Monday, 23 October 2017 19:41

A new boost for the service economy needs to take cities and regions on board

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) welcomes the European Commission’s initiatives to improve cross-border trade in the services sector. In an opinion adopted during the October plenary session of the CoR, rapporteur Jean-Luc Vanraes (BE/ALDE) urges the Commission to clarify its proposals in order to fully realise the potential of the Single Market.

Monday, 16 October 2017 19:48