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Newsletter - September 2017

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions


Local and regional governments'
view of European Affairs

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- Interview with... -

CoR President

“No great challenge of this century will find its answer in a purely national approach”

On July 12, Karl-Heinz Lambertz was elected President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). CEMR met him to discuss his mandate as CoR president, the future of Europe and cohesion policy.

What are the main priorities of your mandate?

The European Committee of the Regions' priorities were defined at the very beginning of the mandate, five years ago. Economic recovery, the territorial dimension of European legislation, a simplified Europe, the dialogue with citizens and Europe’s relationship with its borders: those are our five main fields of work.

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- Heading to COP23 -

Climate Change

Heading to COP23: concrete ways to "cure" the climate

Irma. Harvey. Maria... These hurricanes are a catastrophic but obvious demonstration of climate impact in our towns and cities. At the Climate Chance Summit in Agadir, from 11 to 13 September, non-state actors gathered to strengthen their advocacy efforts ahead of COP23.

As the spotlight starts to turn towards Bonn, which will host the next United Nations’ Conference on Climate Change (COP23) in November, how can towns and cities act to make a difference on the ground? Which messages should we bring to Bonn?


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- News More news -

State of the Union

Task force for subsidiarity: great idea, but local governments should take part

Covenant of Mayors

How to boost local-national synergies: the answer at "EURegionsWeek"

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

CEMR President on why you should come to Bilbao in 2018


- Library More items -

Energy Union

[VIDEO] Interview with MEP Claude Turmes


Future of Europe

What future for Europe? A local and regional vision


Circular economy

Follow an apple on its journey through the circular economy


Sustainable development

[VIDEO] Discover this great webtool for cities

- Upcoming events -
10 October
2:30 - 5 pm
  .  Covenant of Mayors: What can be done locally to protect the planet?
Location : Brussels
11 October
11:15 am – 1 pm
  .  Future of Europe: How can we get Europe back on its feet?
Location : Brussels
11 October
17 am – 18:30 pm
  .  Future of Cohesion Policy: Building the Cohesion Alliance
Location : Brussels
12 November
  .  Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders | COP23
Location : Bonn
11 - 13 June 2018
  .  CEMR conference on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Location : Bilbao


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