Brussels, 8 May 2012 In the frame of the EP Committee on Regional Development (REGI), representatives of the EU major regional organisations were invited on 8 May 2012 for an exchange of views with MEPS on the post 2013 EU Cohesion Policy. The extraordinary meeting chaired by Danuta Hübner, President of the REGI Committee, focused on the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy … [Read more...]
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Thessaloniki (GR), 9 December 2011 River floods, flash floods, urban floods and floods from the sea in coastal areas are afflictions encountered by regions and countries all over the world. Figures are dramatic: some 85,000 people are killed and 230 million affected by natural disasters worldwide every year. The consequences of these disasters are not only economic and … [Read more...]
St. Pölten, Niederösterreich (A), 21st October 2011 Welcoming the draft cohesion regulations, regions, cities and their representative organisations agreed that there is still a lot to do to ensure that the full impact of cohesion policy is felt on the ground. They emphasised the importance of maintaining an adequate level of funding, a strong integrated approach to … [Read more...]
Banja Luka, Republika Srpska (BiH), 16 September 2011 Members of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) discussed on 15 and 16 September ways on how regions can support each other to develop ways out of the crisis. The most qualified knowledge on regional development lies within regions. Organizing cooperation between politicians and specialists of regions from different … [Read more...]
Strasbourg (F), 7th June 2011 The report of the Special Committee on Policy Challenges and Budgetary Resources for a Sustainable European Union after 2013 (SURE) to be presented tomorrow during the plenary session of the European parliament addresses the following key issues, which are necessary to ensure the sustainable and cohesive development of the European … [Read more...]
's-Hertogenbosch (NL), 29 April 2011 On the occasion of its spring Bureau meeting, members of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) went over the conclusions of the 5th report on economic, social and territorial cohesion of the European Commission again, in particular the reference to the possible creation of a new intermediate category of regions that can receive financial … [Read more...]
Regions find alternative methods of financing the essential energy programmes that are necessary to achieve the EU 2020 energy targets, a new AER survey on green growth shows. AER survey on green growth published! A new survey on green growth by the Assembly of European Regions (AER), presented today, highlights the importance of regional investment in energy projects. Based … [Read more...]