Regional Review | October 2015
Open Days, Smart Cities, Interreg 25th anniversary, Improving Cohesion Policy and more...
European regional policy Commissioner Corina Crețu graces the cover of this year’s Regional Review, giving us a preview of Open Days 2015.
The conference’s slogan is, “Europe’s regions and cities: partners for investment and growth”. Creu explains that, “this year’s discussions will build on the reformed cohesion policy, which will unlock up to €351.8bn over the next few years”.
We also have Committee of the Regions President Markku Markkula writing about the need for “local leaders who can inspire change, reinvigorate our economies and promote innovation”.
And MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij, who will speak at this year’s Open Days conference, talks about how city and regional policymakers can work together to create ‘smart cities’.
Today far too much plastic waste still escapes the European collection system. Of the 60m tonnes of plastics produced annually in the EU, only around 25.5m tonnes are collected and a mere 6.6m...
Europe must play to its strengths and pharma is an area of strategic economic and social value where the EU is a global player, writes EFPIA's Nathalie Moll.
Digital transformation promises to unleash a new era of productivity that will touch all our lives, explains Erik Ekudden.