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MFF - 18.03.2016CoR) stakeholder consultation of the mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
On behalf of CEMR, our Executive Director of European Affairs, Angelika Poth-Mögele, stressed that in order to strengthen the territorial dimension in the MFF review, the CoR’s opinion paper should:
- Address the issue of the rules of the stability and growth pact and their impact which leads to decreasing local public investments;
- Make reference to better regulation to advocate for participation of local and regional governments and the CoR;
- Consider the EU Urban Agenda as a good model to better involve local governments.
Quality of life in cities - 29.02.2016its fifth survey on the “Perception of Quality of Life in European Cities”. The report shows how satisfied people are with various aspects of urban life like employment, migrants, public transports or pollution.
The survey results show that generally Europeans are very satisfied with regard to the cities where they live. It also reveals what areas deserve especial attention in some cities, such as health services, unemployment and education.
Better regulation - 12.02.2016
In order to collect the view of all interested stakeholders, the Commission launched an online platform.
EU Presidency - 07.01.2016
- Climate & energy
- Innovation & job creation
Further information is available on the EU Presidency’s website.
Refugee migration - 22.12.2015Territorial and urban aspects of migration and refugee inflow", and to which CEMR contributed.
Along the same line, ESPON held a two-day seminar early December on “A world without borders – Refugees, cooperation and territories”.
Portugal - 25.11.2015
Mr Costa was mayor of Lisbon for three terms since 2007. He is now tasked with forming a government.
More information: Euronews
Entrepreneurial region award - 24.11.2015
The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) rewards EU regions which show an innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. The awarded regions will be granted the label "European Entrepreneurial Region" for a specific year.
You can send your application until 18 March 2016.
Citizenship - 12.11.2015Commission wants to know about any obstacles that citizens might be facing in their daily lives as European citizens living, studying, working, shopping or simply travelling within the EU. The Commission wants to hear about potential solutions to remove these obstacles.
Local and regional governments are invited to take part in this public consultation. The deadline to participate is 7 December 2015.
Migration - 03.11.2015
The International Organisation for Migrations (IOM) publishes a report highlighting the role of towns when dealing with migration, as well as the urban dimension of mobility.
Pierre Vander Auwera
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