The arrival of more than 1 million refugees has posed a major challenge for cities. The Urban Agenda launched by regional policy commissioner Corina Cretu is an effort to deal with it.
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- US museum condemns Hungary award for 'racist' journalist
- Germany to take hundreds of refugees from Italy
- Merkel asks Turks in Germany for loyalty
- EP mocked over Olympic medals tally
- EU spy chiefs would limit encrypted communication
- French emissions report omits Renault discrepancy
- EU must make joint decision on Nord Stream 2
- Czech PM calls for joint EU army
Number of people going by train between Denmark and Sweden dropped 12 percent since Sweden introduced anti-migrant ID controls. After 60 years of Nordic free travel, people hate the scheme.
The smart city, its supporters say, can simultaneously tackle the two challenges most cities face: population growth and climate change.
Spanish government-led policies over the years have had a devastating effect on solar and renewable energies.
Local government representatives from around Europe gathered in Barcelona to call for the EU to suspend free-trade negotiations.
Overwhelmed by refugees and let down by national governments, European cities had to step in. Now they want more funding and a seat at the table on migration policy.
The French capital, host of climate talks four weeks from now, has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption. But a multi-layered regional administration limits the impact of its actions.
The issue of circular economy is back on the agenda in Brussels this week, but the world's first industrial symbiosis is over forty years old.
The coal-based energy sector provides a livelihood for hundred of thousands of people in Upper Silesia and has the potential to swing elections.
The fight against climate change will be won or lost in the cities where most Europeans live, work, and most of all, use the energy produced in Europe.
Mayors from Europe and other continents have called on world leaders to adopt a “bold climate agreement” at the end of the year in Paris.
The EU capital is about to pedestrianise its city centre, but critics say the measure is not enough to combat air pollution.
Is Brussels a harbinger of the European dream of unity in diversity? What is the role of Europeans in changing the city and how should they be integrated?
- Making cities smarter and safer
- How Google Makes Connections More Secure For Users
- The EU Court of Justice Confirms the Application of Proportionality in Assessing Gambling Laws
- The EU and Member States Must Not Use Overseas Aid for Promoting EU Interests
- Interview: "There is a witch hunt against the Gulen Movement in Turkey"
- ACCA Calls for ‘Future Looking’ Integrated Reporting Culture With IIRC and IAAER
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- An Interview on Gulen Movement & Recent Coup Attempt in Turkey
- A Little Bird Told us to Start Tweeting About Google’s Work Across Europe. Learn More @GoogleBrussels
- The Trans Adriatic Pipeline: An Opportunity or a Scam in the Making for Albania?
- The Investment Plan for Europe: Business as Usual or True Innovation ?
- Migration, Security and Solidarity within Global Disorder: Academic Event 2016
- Slovakia's Fico goes to Russia
- Scottish leader warns of independence
- Turkey recalls ambassador from Austria
- Finland rushes to finalise US defence pact
- 'Big three' leaders say EU will survive Brexit
- Russia to build Nord Stream 2 despite Polish objection
- Brexit prompts trade limbo
- EU's big three thrash out post-Brexit vision
New rules governing how EU aid money is spent has already resulted in better thought-out projects, says the European Commission but local politicians grumble that they continue to drown in red tape.
Will English cities gain new powers from a new UK devolution settlement? That is one question following the Scottish referendum.
The energetic pro-independence campaigns in Scotland and Catalonia are an inspiration for other pro-independence movements in Europe.
Autonomy is not interesting to Russians in Latvia because it won’t solve their poverty: A report on mini-Russia inside the European Union.
Eight member states say the EU should not boost its 2014 budget by €4.7 billion to cover delayed bills for infrastructure projects in eastern Europe.
Ten years after enlargement, a Polish and a German town on the river Oder have gone through a 'miraculous' transformation.
Home to the largest financial sector in the EU, Inner London is the bloc's richest region. Luxembourg, another financial powerhouse is second, followed by the EU capital, Brussels.
Berliners are heading to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on buying back the city's power grid, in a test for local democracy.
The EU has revamped its regional aid policy leaving national programmers nervous about the more rigorous rules. Experts says they are right to be nervous.
Flats in Germany's major cities are overpriced by up to 20 percent, but the overall economy is not yet in danger from a real estate bubble, the Bundesbank has said.
As EU-backed projects go, the hydroelectric Alqueva dam in the Alentejo region of Portugal looks mighty impressive.
As more key powers are transferred to Brussels, it poses an existential question for central governments. But regions are anxious to step into the breach.