Brussels (B), 8 September 2009 “Future revisions to EU guidelines on state aid for regional airports must not block economic development,” Assembly of European Regions’ (AER) secretary general Klaus Klipp said today at an AER conference hosted by the Valencia (E) representation office in Brussels. “A region’s economic competitiveness improves with its greater … [Read more...]
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AER represents its member regions, and stands for stronger cohesion between regions.
During the last Bureau Meeting, AER confirmed its will to help make Europe strong. We will be continuing to advocate for a stronger Europe, through stronger regions.
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Valencia (E), 28th August 2009 In her first speech as chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Committee for Regional Development, Danuta Hübner has said that water will be a “major priority” of the EU’s Regional Policy. “There are regions that will require specific responses, which will be more affected than others by droughts, floods or water scarcity,” Ms Hübner said … [Read more...]
Valencia hosts 14th AER Summer School Valencia (E), 26 August 2009 AER secretary-general Klaus Klipp underlined in his speech at the 14th AER Summer School opening in Valencia the paramount importance that cooperation between regions in EU programmes and projects plays in tackling climate change. Mr. Klipp emphasised the need to create regional lobbies to stand up for … [Read more...]
Strasbourg, 22 July 2009 Mrs Sabban, President of the AER, calls for member regions to make their voices heard in the coming important meeting in Copenhagen, where large world governance guidelines upon environmental matters will be decided. These guidelines, which will be composed in a treaty, will have decisive consequences for our societies, so it is crucial that … [Read more...]
Fribourg (CH), 15 May 2009 Regional presidents from across wider Europe once again called on national governments to ensure that regions have the competences and budgets they need to effectively tackle the economic crisis. They also demanded greater involvement in developing and implementing EU policies such as the Agenda for Growth and Jobs and the future cohesion … [Read more...]
Regions’ cross-examination of EP leaders “long overdue” Strasbourg (F), 5 May 2009. The European Parliament’s political groups last night faced a “cross-examination” hosted by the Assembly of European Regions (AER), Europe’s largest organisation of regional authorities. Moderated by EU Observer’s Lisbeth Kirk, the panel discussion and audience Q&A brought together … [Read more...]
An ambitious plan in favour of mobility and youth employment, regions are mobilising Québec (CDN), 5 May 2009 Michèle Sabban signs a joint Declaration with Alfred Pilon, chief executive officer and Secretary General of the Youth international Offices of Québec (LOJIQ), in favour of youth mobility (see below). In the context of the major economic and social crisis, … [Read more...]
Strasbourg (F), 4 May 2009 The Assembly of European Regions (AER), in partnership with the radio programme “Europe and you”, will from next week broadcast a series of reports featuring AER‘s “Regional Reporters”. Ten young reporters from the European regions have already prepared short reports about themselves, their regions and Europe. Starting Friday, 8 May, two … [Read more...]
Limoges, Limousin (F), 31 March 2009. Decentralising and strengthening co-operation between the European regions and African territories can play a vital role in tackling climate change, a conference organised by the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) heard today. Hosted in Limoges by the AER member region Limousin (F), … [Read more...]
Brussels (B), 19 March 2009. A recent Eurobarometer survey suggesting that regional and local authorities are the most trustworthy levels of governance provided a timely framework to an Assembly of European Regions’ (AER) atelier that concluded today at the Baden-Württemberg representation office in Brussels. How can the European institutions inspire trust among citizens? … [Read more...]
Strasbourg (F), 16 march 2009 Against the backdrop of International Women's Day (March 8), the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and its President, Michèle Sabban, participated in several initiatives in Lyon, Orleans and Paris, thus reasserting AER’s commitment in tackling gender equality issues. Within AER, these issues are championed by the AER Observatory on Gender issues, … [Read more...]
With the October 2008 publication of its Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion, the European Commission opened a debate on territorial cohesion in search of a better understanding of the issue and its implications for EU policy. The Assembly of European Regions (AER), the largest organisation of regions in wider Europe, submitted today an official response to the paper that … [Read more...]
Strasbourg (F), 17th February 2009. In this, the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, the Assembly of European Regions (AER) is once again inviting Europe’s most innovative regions to compete for AER’s Innovation Award. At AER’s General Assembly last November, the 2008 award was presented to the Dutch province of Noord-Braband. Onno Hoes, Regional Minister, said: "I am … [Read more...]
The “Do you speak European?” grand final featured competitors from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom Brussels (B), 3 December 2008 “Being involved in this unique event makes me realize that I’m part of the wider European family”, said Georgiana Cosoveanu from the Dolj team of … [Read more...]
Paris, Ile-de-France (F), 27 November 2008. Michèle Sabban, Assembly of European Regions (AER) President and vice-President of Ile-de-France region (F), said about the new founded “Youth Regional Network”: “I would like to congratulate this pioneer initiative, AER involves even further young people in European politics and in the future of Europe. I would like … [Read more...]