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EUROCITIES statement on respect and tolerance

We, the mayors of Europe’s largest cities, representing 130 million people, believe in human solidarity, tolerance and understanding, and speak out against hate and racism.

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publication date : 21-01-2015
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  •  economy

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publication date : 16-12-2014
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  •  economy

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publication date : 07-11-2014
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  •  environment

Air quality - EUROCITIES letter to Commissioner Bieńkowska on Euro 6 emission test procedure

The Euro standards on vehicle emissions limits are first and foremost designed to improve urban air quality. This is a serious challenge for many cities across the EU. But real-world emissions from cars on the roads today are often much higher than those indicated by the official type-approval test results. We are calling for a quick finalisation of the new Realworld Driving Emissions (RDE) test procedure for the Euro 6 emission standard. The new test procedure must be effective and put...

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publication date : 03-11-2014
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  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

EUROCITIES position on the Europe 2020 mid-term review

Involving cities better in the design, implementation and evaluation of the Europe 2020 strategy will improve its capacity to deliver change on the ground. Our cities are key to achieving the main Europe 2020 targets on employment, R&D, climate change, education and fighting poverty and social exclusion, since 85% of GDP is generated in cities, about three quarters of the EU population lives in cities, and about three quarters of CO2 is emitted in cities.

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publication date : 17-10-2014
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  •  environment

EUROCITIES statement on the review of EU waste policy and legislation

The Commission proposals to review recycling and other waste-related targets represent an important step towards improving resource efficiency and moving closer to a circular European economy. They set out ambitious goals proposed to increase the share of recycling and preparing for reuse of municipal waste to a minimum of 50% by weight by 2020 and to a minimum of 70% by weight by 2030. These goals will be very challenging for local authorities. Implementing the systems needed to...

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publication date : 17-10-2014
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  •  economy

EUROCITIES statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

In reaction to the strong public interest in the TTIP negotiations, the European Commission invited all stakeholders to respond to a public consultation on modalities for investment protection and ISDS in TTIP. This statement is a contribution to that debate and with it an open offer to provide further expert advice on issues of local relevance.

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publication date : 02-10-2014
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publication date : 02-10-2014
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  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES response to the European Commission’s public consultation on an EU urban agenda

EUROCITIES response to the European Commission's consultation on an EU urban agenda, which closed on 26 September: 'The urban dimension of EU policies - key features of an EU urban agenda'

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publication date : 30-09-2014
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  •  cooperation

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publication date : 17-07-2014
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