Press conference by Commissioners Ferreira and Schmit on proposals to strengthen cohesion policy and better support Member States in addressing the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

European Commission Speech Brussels, 29 Jun 2022 Opening remarks by Commissioners Ferreira and Schmit at the press conference on proposals to strengthen cohesion policy and better support Member States in addressing the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Powered by WPeMatico

Vasco Alves Cordeiro elected as new President of the European Committee of the Regions

​Members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have elected Vasco Alves Cordeiro as their new President for the next two and a half years. The member of the Regional Parliament of the Azores will lead the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives, focusing on strengthening democracy, defending

The EU must harness the potential of the Arctic to drive the green transition

The Arctic can provide Europe with knowledge, products, resources and energy which are crucial for achieving the EU’s climate goals. At its plenary session on 29 June, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted an opinion drafted by Mirja Vehkaperä (FI/Renew Europe), Chair of Oulu City Board, underlining that

A Tree for Democracy. A Tree for Life

Today, in a ceremony at the European Committee of the Regions premises in the presence of Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, outgoing President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), donated an olive tree to praise democracy and peace as European fundamental values and as

Digital platform work: cities and regions call for stricter criteria for verifying employment status

EU cities and regions call on the European Commission to strengthen the criteria for defining the employment status of digital platform workers in order to improve their working conditions. In an opinion drafted by Yonnec Polet (BE/PES), First Deputy Mayor of Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, the European Committee of the Regions also voices

BEHIND YOUR PRINTS KICK OFF MEETING

BYP partners gathered in Belgrade, Serbia on May 30th – 31st for the project’s kick off meeting. The Project implementation handbook has been presented to all partners by the Project Coordinator, presenting the main activities, the sub-tasks and the people involved from each partner organisation, along with the relevant time

Migration is European issue “par excellence”

​​The European Union’s response to the refugee crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine shows that it “can learn lessons”, the president of the European Committee of the Regions said at a conference on 24 June, going on to call for the EU to reform the its asylum and migration