European Parliament

Passing away of David Sassoli leaves “terrible void” in Europe

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing away of David Sassoli, president of the...
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«Locally-led climate adaption is the way to go»

Representatives of EU institutions, the United Nations and municipalities pledged for a stronger rol...
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‘NDICI’, a landmark deal for decentralised cooperation

This is a major step forward. The consultation of towns, regions and their associations in the elabo...
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EU dedicates €500 million for towns and regions under NDICI

The EU’s new financing instrument for international development includes mandatory consultations o...
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Human Rights must remain a fundamental pillar of the response to COVID-19

PLATFORMA and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) organised on 18 September 2020 a...
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Everything was closed during lockdown? Not really. Check what was said during our webinars!

How things have changed over the last three months! Citizens, local and regional governments – and...
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Future of the Eastern Partnership: keep the success story alive

Two days before the Eastern Partnership leaders’ video conference between the EU and Eastern P...
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Time to discover the PLATFORMAwards’ 12 shortlisted projects!

Members of the jury of the PLATFORMAwards will meet by the end of April to select the three best pro...
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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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Nine local and regional elected officials will represent PLATFORMA at UN SDG & Climate Summits

A PLATFORMA-CEMR joint delegation of local and regional elected officials is attending the United Na...
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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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How local-friendly is new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen?

The time for backroom whispers and speculation is over. The European Commission has a new President...
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Head of DEVE and AFET committees: many new faces and two former active members

Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the Committees on Development (DEVE) and on Foreign Af...
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Towns and regions need access to EU funding for development cooperation!

PLATFORMA is concerned that local and regional governments will face significant challenges to acces...
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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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Local governments: the forgotten stakeholders of the new Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument

The European Commission released yesterday [2 May] its proposal for the next Multi-Annual Financial ...
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¿Es “menos” realmente “más” en el nuevo consenso europeo sobre desarrollo?

“La política europea debe priorizar la democracia, la inclusión y la sostenibilidad. Para conseg...
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Nuevo Consenso europeo sobre el desarrollo: consecución de los ODS depende de los gobiernos locales y regionales

El nuevo Consenso europeo sobre el desarrollo reconoce el papel de los gobiernos locales y regionale...
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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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