The EU Forest Strategy should support sustainable growth and biodiversity

At its meeting on Friday 9 March, the European Committee of the Regions’ Commission for Natural Resources (NAT) approved the draft opinion on the mid-term review of the EU Forest Strategy, drawn up by member of Lapinlahti municipal council Ossi Martikainen (FI/ALDE). It sets the goal of a socially and environmentally sustainable forest policy which supports economic growth and employment and safeguards the diversity of forest ecosystems.

Monday, 19 March 2018 20:13

Thursday 8 March 2018: EU Mayors' Conference on "Building Urban Defences Against Terrorism" in Brussels

On 8 March, the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions are jointly organising the EU Mayors' Conference on "Building Urban Defences Against Terrorism: Lessons Learned From Recent Attacks". The conference will focus on lessons learned from recent terrorist attacks and the sharing of best practices and useful solutions to enhance the protection of public spaces, including the implementation of "security by design" solutions. Participants will also discuss measures to enhance the prevention of radicalisation at local level, public-private cooperation - building on the recently established Operators Forum - as well as funding opportunities under the different EU financial instruments.

Monday, 05 March 2018 19:37

Covenant of Mayors is a "European success story", says President Lambertz as he calls for the EU to ensure cities and regions have the funds to make Europe green again

The European Union needs to maintain a strong regional policy in order to fulfil its international commitments to reduce carbon emissions, the leader of the EU's local and regional politicians said on 22 February.

Monday, 26 February 2018 19:29

Future EU budget: Undermining Cohesion Policy risks undermining Europe's future

The President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, warned today that EU cohesion funds must not be cut and must continue to be made available for all regions and cities if the European Union wanted a more united, inclusive, greener and prosperous future. President Lambertz was reacting to a document released today by the European Commission which sets out options for the EU budget post-2020, and includes significant reductions of the funds for EU cohesion policy.

Monday, 19 February 2018 19:22