European Council

Our 11 recommendations for a coordinated global response to COVID-19

As a pandemic, COVID-19 is a truly global problem which knows no borders. As such, the European Unio...
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Conclusions on the SDGs: A little step for the EU Council, a big step for local and regional governments

PLATFORMA reacted very positively following the adoption and release of a new set of conclusions on ...
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Why EU must guarantee funding for local, regional governments in post-2020 development policy

Member states must strongly support the proposal of the European Parliament to add a budget line for...
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PLATFORMA strengthens links with the Council

The Secretariat of PLATFORMA is having regular meetings with EU Member States Permanent Representati...
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“Sustainable” is in the air for the Finnish Presidency of the Council

While EU heads of State and government spent the whole night of 30 June to 1 July trying to find the...
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Council confirms: Towns and regions have a key role to play in the implementation of the SDGs

The development of stronger and inclusive partnerships with other development actors, including loca...
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Council concerned by the democratic situation in Moldova

On 16 July 2018, the Foreign Affairs Council discussed the Eastern Partnership, ahead of the Eastern...
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Council calls for cities to be better taken into account as part of development programmes

Member States encourage the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS)  ...
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Is ‘less’ really ‘more’ in the new European Consensus on Development?

"European development policy must prioritise democracy, inclusiveness and sustainability. To do this...
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New EU Consensus on Development: the achievement of the SDGs is dependent on local & regional governments

New European consensus on development recognizes the role of local and regional governments in achie...
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