Illy's Meeting with Barroso on the Work Programme 2008 Brussels (B), 17 December 2007 The President of the AER/Assembly of European Regions and Friuli Venezia Giulia, Riccardo Illy, and the President of European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, met today in Berlaymont Palace, Bruxelles, for an "informal political exchange" (as defined in the community rooms). The main … [Read more...]
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Exeter, Devon (UK), 31 August 2007 The prospect of climate change is no longer mere speculation: as this summer's events clearly demonstrate, flooding, forest fires, changes in temperatures and droughts affect many European regions. At the same time, fossils fuels are running out and renewable sources of energy are not yet sufficient to respond to our energy … [Read more...]
The outcome of the European Council held on 22-23 June is fully in line with the position taken by the Assembly of European Regions (AER), and presented to the German Presidency in February this year. The AER called on EU Member States to set up an Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) as soon as possible and to ensure that the European Parliament was properly represented in its … [Read more...]
'The time has come for the Regions, the Member States and the European Institutions to work together, to define a common vision for Europe and to set a joint course of action for the coming 50 years.' Half a century ago, the six founding nations of the European Economic Community met to pursue their common interest of peace and prosperity across continent. Today, … [Read more...]
'Renewable energies are produced locally. Green hydrogen, as a carrier of energy, contributes to an increased independence from fossil fuels. Regions are strong partners in building a green hydrogen society and thus a sustainable environment,' said Riccardo Illy, President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and President of the Autonomous Italian Region of Friuli Venezia … [Read more...]