Mayor Dario Hrebak: “transparency contributed to my victory in the elections”

Hrebak was re-elected in the first round as Mayor of the Croatian city of Bjelovar; his digitalization of the public administration and increased transparency was a clear contribution to his victory. In this interview Hrebak shares the secret of his success, and talks about the lessons learned of his transparency efforts.

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Tourism in times of Covid and vaccinations: a view from Croatia with Mayor Gulam

What’s the situation on the ground in cities and regions that are heavily dependent on tourism? What impact will the pandemic and vaccinations have on the fortunes of these touristic hotspots? To give some perspective and shed some (sun)light, we head down to Pirovac, Croatia, with its Mayor and our member Ivan Gulam.

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Renew Europe CoR launches “Letter from Brussels” podcast

A 15-minute podcast written for the members of the Liberal Mayors Network, and any other interested listeners, Letter from Brussels brings to liberal mayors first-hand information from the highest level of the European Union that is relevant to their work as city leaders and will help them and their citizens connect with European decision-making, and contribute to strengthening the Union. It also gives a perspective on the city of Brussels itself, capital of Europe and of Belgium, and home to more than 1 million people, with a history going back centuries.

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Liberals governing in dozen EU capitals

With the recent election of Mārtiņš Staķis in Riga, liberals are now at the helm of a dozen EU capital cities or seats of government

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Renew Europe CoR shows the way to a Green Deal and effective EU Budget

Renew Europe members proposed economic recovery solutions in debate with European Commissioners, putting the Green Deal at the centre of the recovery during a hybrid plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions.

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Matúš Vallo, Mayor of Bratislava, on COVID-19, Free Cities Pact and the EU

Matúš Vallo, Mayor of Bratislava, is a new member of Renew Europe in the European Committee of the Regions. He discusses the fight in his city against COVID-19 and the Free Cities Pact, as well as how he sees Bratislava connecting to the European level.

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COVID-19 Updates from Renew Europe Members

See measures taken by our local & regional representatives to fight #COVID19 #coronavirus in their cities & regions.

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Mayor François Decoster elected new President Renew Europe CoR

Decoster, currently Mayor of Saint-Omer, France, and since August 2019 head of cabinet of the French State Secretary for Diplomacy, Trade, Tourism & Development, is no stranger to the European Committee of the Regions and European politics.

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What is Renew Europe ?

Renew Europe is the successor of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) – a political group that represents liberal & democrat city mayors, regional presidents and ministers, and local and regional councillors in the process of developing EU policies and laws.  The CoR is a political assembly that exists to improve and safeguard a key part of European democracy: the proper involvement in the EU policy process of all the forms of subnational government that can be found in Europe’s Member States.

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