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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Mayor Mikk Pikkmets 27 December 1983 – 29 September 2020

It is with great sadness that we learned on Tuesday 29 September of the passing of our Estonian member Mikk Pikkmets, Mayor of Lääneranna Rural Municipality Council, following a traffic accident he suffered last week.

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Youth and COVID-19: Response, Recovery and the way forward

What role can young people play in a post-COVID-19 world? What measures should local and regional governments take to tackle the risks COVID-19 poses to the fields of education, employment and mental health? These and other questions were addressed by more than ten young elected local and regional leaders (YELL) from six different countries as part of the “Youth and COVID-19” debate with our member Vincent Chauvet, Mayor of Autun, himself a former YELL, as chair. The Summit provided an opportunity for young liberal leaders to meet and share ideas and best practices among themselves.

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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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