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  • Urban mobility should go on sustainable path

    Urban mobility should go on sustainable path

    There is no significant reduction in private car usage, and air pollution in many cities still exceeds safety levels, a new report of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) shows. The auditors concluded there was no clear indication that EU cities were fundamentally changing their approaches to moving people around cities and shifting urban traffic to more sustainable and environmentally friendly modes of transport.

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  • Disability Strategy: leave no one behind

    Disability Strategy: leave no one behind

    With the new EU Disability Strategy for the next decade under preparation, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) convened in Brussels a big conference to present the Committee's contribution on the topic. It also zoomed in on various areas of work of the EU, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.

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  • Alexandra Stiglmayer: Now Skopje and Tirana have greater chances for EU talks

    Alexandra Stiglmayer: Now Skopje and Tirana have greater chances for EU talks

    Accession is no longer achievable within one to two government mandates, but has become an almost generational project. So the best would be to offer the Western Balkan countries membership of the Single Market. This is ambitious, it requires implementing 60 to 80% of the acquis, but it is also very concrete and meaningful, says Alexandra Stiglmayer, General Secretary of the European Stability Initiative, in an interview to Europost.

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  • H.E. Irena Andrassy: We want to reinvigorate EU enlargement policy

    H.E. Irena Andrassy: We want to reinvigorate EU enlargement policy

    Our motto 'A strong Europe in a world of challenges' was inspired by two ideas: that the Presidency is coming in when the EU is facing a number of important challenges - political, economic, societal, not only global but also within the EU, and that the answer to these challenges has to be strong, common, European, says H.E. Irena Andrassy, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the EU, in an interview to Europost.

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  • EIB: Strong result in climate finance

    EIB: Strong result in climate finance

    The EIB Group financed more than €72bn of projects last year, an increase of 13% over the year before. EIB President Dr Werner Hoyer said at the annual press conference, on Thursday in Brussels that he is extremely proud of this result, since the bank started the year without a formal solution to the impact of Brexit on it.

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