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.View more
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.View more
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.View more
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.View more
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.View more
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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