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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.
European Commission - 28.10.2015work programme for 2016. Among their objectives, there will be set of priorities in which CEMR is actively involved:
- Implementation of the Digital Single Market;
- Circular Economy;
- Action plan on value-added tax (VAT)
Further information is available on the Commission’s website.
Refugee crisis - 20.10.2015NALAS) in a statement.
You can read the full statement in English.
Austria - 12.10.2015
Mr Haupl, who is member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ), was CEMR President from 2004 to 2007.
Austria - 29.09.2015
The next local elections will be held in Vienna on 11 October 2015.
World Forum for Democracy - 27.07.2015Council of Europe is inviting cities and municipalities from its member states to participate in a workshop on participatory democracy at a local level. The workshop will be part of the World Forum for Democracy, to be held from 18 to 20 November 2015 in Strasbourg.
Interested in participating? Answer the questionnaire and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September 2015.
Better Regulation - 14.07.2015
In recognition of these major proposals, CEMR’s Policy Committee adopted a declaration during its meeting on 26 June in Munich.
Although CEMR’s politicians broadly view the Commission’s proposals with satisfaction, there is still work to be done by the EU’s decision-makers to ensure this key set of proposals can truly achieve their aims and respect the principle of “partnership” and multi-level governance. Local government will continue to assert its place in future EU law making.
Governance - 19.03.2015newsletter (also available in French) published by our partners from the Observatory on Local Autonomy, you will find the different interventions during the seminar we organised alongside OLA in Bologna, on 30 and 31 October 2014.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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