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Mayor of Warsaw comes close in hard fought national campaign

According to preliminary results in the Polish presidential elections, Rafał Trzaskowski, the incumbent Mayor of Warsaw, and a member of EUROCITIES Executive Committee, has just missed out on the top position in an extremely close contest.

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publication date : 13-07-2020

  •  economy
  •  environment

Close the glass loop platform targets 90% glass collection by 2030

Glass collection and recycling stakeholders today launched a major material stewardship programme which connects the entire European glass packaging ecosystem to boost bottle-to-bottle recycling.

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publication date : 30-06-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Mayors call for a new pact between the EU and cities

“If we get it right in cities, we will get it right for Europe” Cities want to play an active role in Europe’s recovery after the corona pandemic. Mayors of major European cities offered a ‘new pact between the EU and city leadership’ to overcome the impacts of the crisis. In meetings with the European Commission’s Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Paolo Gentiloni and Johannes Hahn on Friday, the mayors proposed to involve city governments more in the EU recovery...

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publication date : 12-06-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

Deal on EU budget and Recovery Fund is needed by June or delay will put citizens' safety and cohesion in Europe at risk

Following the video conference of the members of the European Council on 23 April the Cohesion Alliance – an EU-wide alliance calling for a stronger cohesion policy after 2020 – calls for cohesion policy to remain a priority amid talks about the Covid-19 recovery strategy taking regions and cities needs and experience on board.

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publication date : 27-04-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

COVID-19: Cities call for European solidarity

Mayors of big cities across Europe call for cross-border solidarity during the corona crisis. In a joint statement of the network EUROCITIES, they urge strong collaboration between all levels of government.

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publication date : 01-04-2020

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

European Commission 100 days: 'Get things done with cities'

Major European cities have offered the European Commission to join forces in key areas like climate change, digital transformation and social inclusion. “A closer cooperation with cities will enable faster progress,” said Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general of the cities network Eurocities, in a statement after the first hundred days of the Commission. “Cities are needed to get things done.”

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publication date : 09-03-2020

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

European Commission 100 days: 'Get things done with cities'

Major European cities have offered the European Commission to join forces in key areas like climate change, digital transformation and social inclusion. “A closer cooperation with cities will enable faster progress,” said Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general of the cities network Eurocities, in a statement after the first hundred days of the Commission. “Cities are needed to get things done.”

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publication date : 09-03-2020

  •  knowledge society

Cities and EU to boost sustainable digital transformation in Europe

More than 60 EU, national, regional and city leaders have today signed a political declaration, pledging to contribute to a voluntary joint investment plan to boost sustainable digital transformation in the EU.

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publication date : 31-01-2020

  •  environment

Sustainable digital transformation in Europe needs an ambitious budget

Decision makers at all levels of government – mayors of European cities and representatives from municipalities, regional governments, national states and the European Commission – are gathered in Oulu, Finland this week to launch an initiative to boost sustainable digital transformation in cities and communities in the EU.

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publication date : 11-12-2019

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

Cities and EU agree joint investment plan for digital upscaling

European cities have struck a deal to adopt and implement common existing digital solutions on a large scale in the EU.

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publication date : 10-12-2019