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MEP Tomas Tobé – Involving local governments to improve aid effectiveness

The involvement of the local and regional level is crucial to achieve results in development coopera...
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Exchanges, peer learning & solidarity between municipalities and regions worldwide are key to the fight against COVID-19

Towns and regions worldwide are at the forefront in tackling the COVID-19 crisis. Sharing experience...
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Co-rapporteur Maria Arena reiterates European Parliament strong support to local governments in NDICI negotiations

MEP Maria Arena (S&D, Belgium) made clear that the EU must guarantee funding for local and regio...
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Commissioner hearing: will international partnerships modernise development cooperation?

Jutta Urpilainen, Finnish Commissioner-designate for the newly named portfolio “International Part...
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Local and regional elected leaders attended Sustainable Development and Climate Action summits in New York

A joint PLATFORMA-CEMR delegation was in New York last week to attend the UN summits and high-level ...
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McAvan: “keeping the promises we all signed up to”

“The challenge for the new European Parliament […] is to make sure that the EU and our global pa...
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Towns and regions applaud European Parliament’s support in the future development cooperation financing instrument

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have renewed their full support to local and governments i...
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Who are the winners of the 1st PLATFORMAwards? Follow the ceremony live!

For the first time, towns and regions from the European Union will be rewarded for their concrete ac...
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McAvan: «We often underestimate the importance of local government in economic development»

“Local government is close to people. It can make real change at low cost and quickly,” said DEV...
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PLATFORMA position paper on the future MFF

While the European Parliament is preparing its position on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)...
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EU financial rules for development should be on local governments’ side

On 6th February PLATFORMA brought the voice of local and regional governments to the European Parlia...
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“Dialogue with citizens is the best strategy to deliver transparent and ethical governance”

In December 2016, local and regional government associations from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, disc...
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To think globally, we need to act locally!

The European Commission presented today (22 November) its key contributions to achieving the global ...
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The EU should “harness” the potential of decentralised cooperation

The European Parliament Committee on Development (DEVE) recently adopted a report on improving the e...
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Commissioner Mimica insists on local governments but forgets decentralised cooperation

Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, met yesterday (27/09) w...
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MEPs want a solid multi-stakeholder framework for the future of EU-ACP relations

MEPs from the European Parliament Committee on Development (DEVE) debate and vote today (31st Augus...
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