MEPs

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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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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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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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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Post-electoral assessment: higher turn-out to EU elections contained the Eurosceptic vote

More participation to EU elections and reinforced forces within the European Parliament will create ...
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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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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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