EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
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Nearly 122,000 are unaware of their HIV infection in Europe. To decrease the number of people who are diagnosed late or are unaware of their infection, new strategies are required to expand targeted HIV testing …

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Open Days 11th European Week of Regions and Cities
27 Nov 2013 – 11:33

By Simon Gillon, Managing Editor, Government Gazette
Open Days is by now a well and truly established annual feature in the calendar of anyone involved in regional policy and in the implementation of regional development projects …

Taking off for 2020 – Europe’s Regions and Cities make it Happen
27 Nov 2013 – 10:31
Taking off for 2020 – Europe’s Regions and Cities make it Happen

By Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President of the EU Committee of the Regions

In 2014, EU cohesion policy will take off for a new period and see the launch of about 320 national and regional …

Decentralization – the Need of the Hour for Europe
27 Nov 2013 – 10:07
Decentralization – the Need of the Hour for Europe

By Professor Franz Schausberger, Professor for Modern History, Member of the Committee of the Regions of Europe, former Governor of Land Salzburg

The 2009 Lisbon Treaty has strengthened the subsidiarity principle, enshrined local and regional identity, …

The Role of Cohesion Policy in the Achievement of Energy Efficiency Goals
25 Nov 2013 – 16:10
The Role of Cohesion Policy in the Achievement of Energy Efficiency Goals

By Mojca Kleva Kekuš MEP

At the heart of Europe’s strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the benefits of energy efficiency have long been recognized. Nonetheless, the EU is facing a severe challenge …

From Region to Macro-Region: Upper Austria in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
25 Nov 2013 – 16:04

By Michael Strugl, Minister of Economy, Labour, Tourism, Sports and European Affairs, State Government of Upper Austria; Member of the Committee of the Regions
The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) was established in 2011. …

Developments in Northern Ireland, the wider UK and Ireland
25 Nov 2013 – 16:00
Developments in Northern Ireland, the wider UK and Ireland

By Dr John Coulter, political columnist with the Irish Daily Star and Tribune magazine

Northern Ireland has just endured a summer of hate as the peace process deteriorated into its most volatile state …

Eastern Partnership Dilemma: the EU or Russia – Democracy or Autocracy?
25 Nov 2013 – 15:46
Eastern Partnership Dilemma: the EU or Russia – Democracy or Autocracy?

By Gediminas Kirkilas, the Vice-Speaker of the Lithuanian’s Seimas and the Chairman of the European Affairs Committee, the Prime Minister of Lithuania, 2006-2008

The European Union’s (EU) Eastern Partnership countries face the dilemma of choosing …

The CAP-Reform: There’s More in it than Merely Greening
25 Nov 2013 – 15:40

By Elisabeth Jeggle MEP, Member, European Parliament Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development
Since the European Commission presented its proposals for the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in October 2011 debates have been …

Investing in Urban Jobs for Growth
25 Nov 2013 – 15:34
Investing in Urban Jobs for Growth

By Henk Kool, Vice-mayor of the city of The Hague; First vice-chair of ECOS of the Committee of the regions; Chair of Social Affairs Forum of Eurocities

The financial, economic and budgetary wave …

EU Regional Policy
25 Nov 2013 – 15:18
EU Regional Policy

By Sir Graham Watson MEP, Editor, Government Gazette

‘Solidarity’ is one of those oft-quoted words in the European policy-making sphere – its over-use perhaps diluting the force of its meaning. However what is certain is that …