Cities and regions give a boost to climate action in New York

While hundreds of thousands were striking for climate, New York welcomed leaders from across the globe on the United Nations' Climate Action summit - along with the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summit. Although insufficient to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, UN's Secretary General, António Guterres, succeeded in boosting climate action with 100 cities and 77 countries committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 ( UN ). The European Union confirmed 25% of the next EU budget will be allocated to climate-related activities. The EU's assembly of cities and regions was represented by the First Vice-president Markku Markkula joined by several CoR members, who shared their constituencies' commitments and achievements on both climate action and on localising SDGs.

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 00:00

Knowledge Exchange Platform meets in Bulgaria

On 17 and 18 September 2019, the region and city of Gabrovo will host an international conference on "Industry 4.0 and the Next Programming Period". This initiative is carried out for the first time in Bulgaria within the framework of the European Union inter-institutional Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) and is co-organized by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission (DG RTD) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). High-level speakers at the event will be Tomislav Donchev - Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria and Markku Markkula - First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions.

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Monday, 23 September 2019 19:44

Regional Social Scoreboard: New research shows over 80% of EU regions making progress but regional inequalities persist

Measuring social progress at regional level is crucial to ensure that European, national and regional investments support the EU's social objectives. This is why the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) produced the first ever Regional Social Scoreboard , showing most EU regions have made progress between 2014-2018, though there are significant regional differences found in the EU.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:37

Cities and regions expect an ambitious budget proposal from Finland's EU Presidency

In an exchange of views with Finland's Minister for Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni, EU local and regional leaders stressed that Finland's Presidency of the Council of the EU must come up with an ambitious proposal for the EU's next multiannual budget, providing all cities and regions with means to invest in human capital and to tackle the digital divide.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:28
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