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Better regulation - cities contributing to effective EU policy making

Our response to the Commission's better regulation package

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publication date : 09-10-2015

  •  environment

EUROCITIES statement on products and markets in the circular economy

We welcome the Commission’s intention to improve the circular economy package, in particular through more resource-efficient product policies and better conditions for secondary raw material markets, but also through more support for implementing waste legislation. Following our statement on the review of waste targets and legislation, this statement contains our proposals on products and markets in the circular economy

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publication date : 22-10-2015

EUROCITIES Statement on Roma inclusion in cities

Roma inclusion is a shared concern across Europe, especially in cities. In this statement, developed by our task force on Roma inclusion, we acknowledge the key role played by city authorities in offering a decent life to all by providing non-discriminatory access to services and call on European institutions, member states and candidate countries to support the effective implementation of the EU Framework of Roma inclusion. A German version of the statement is also available.

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publication date : 29-10-2015

  •  mobility

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publication date : 07-10-2015

  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES Statement on the Digital Single Market

For our cities the completion of the Digital Single Market in Europe is vital in order to increase competitiveness, ensure citizens are digitally enabled and to support the development of new and trustworthy public e-services and eGovernment that are accesible to all.

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publication date : 01-10-2015

  •  environment

EUROCITIES statement on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Energy efficiency is a major issue in our local efforts to mitigate climate change but also in providing green jobs and addressing energy poverty. As European cities, we manage extensive portfolios of public buildings and we can also, depending on our legal authority and financial and administrative capacity, regulate, incentivise and assist with improving the energy efficiency of privately owned buildings. However, improving private buildings remains particularly challenging.

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publication date : 13-01-2016

  •  environment

Joint letter to MEPs on real-world driving emissions tests

In spite of the recent #dieselgate scandal and the widespread exceedances of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) limits across Europe responsible for 75,000 premature deaths each year, the TCMV voted to allow Euro 6 diesel cars to emit over double the Euro 6 limit from 2017 to 2020 (through the so-called conformity factor (CF) of 2.1), and 50% more after 2020 (CF of 1.5), de facto increasing the standard to 120 mg/km open-endedly. This will lead to much slower improvements in air quality than the EU...

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publication date : 11-12-2015

  •  environment
  •  mobility

EUROCITIES - on the way to COP 21

As nations are expected to agree a global climate deal this December in Paris, EUROCITIES is working hard to ensure that cities are properly accounted for in any agreement.

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publication date : 01-07-2015
policy publication

EU transparency registry and cities

Cities should not be obliged to join the EU’s transparency register. We call on the European institutions to exempt city governments, and their representative offices, from the mandatory requirement to sign the EU transparency register.

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publication date : 12-06-2015
policy publication