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European Commission’s SURE instrument enables €100 billion solidarity loans to support jobs and lives

On Thursday 2 April, the European Commission has proposed a new instrument to ‘Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE)’. This new temporary pan-European instrument worth up to €100 billion of loans dedicated to members states. The proposal needs to be voted in the Council, before becoming an official EU loans instrument.

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publication date : 07-04-2020

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COVID-19: Cities call for European solidarity

Mayors of big cities across Europe call for cross-border solidarity during the corona crisis. In a joint statement of the network EUROCITIES, they urge strong collaboration between all levels of government.

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publication date : 01-04-2020

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European cities respond to the coronavirus crisis

In the Turkish city of Pendik, police go shopping for the elderly who have to stay at home. London has reserved 300 hotel rooms for homeless people to help them self-isolate, to protect themselves and others against infection. And Barcelona makes advance payments for artists whose shows have been postponed.

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publication date : 24-03-2020

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Call for Expression of Interest: 'The citizen card -providing access to digital services to create digital inclusion' Powered by EUROCITIES

Do you want to take your city to the next level of digital transformation? Are you looking for ways to improve the access to digital services for citizens in your city in a participatory and inclusive way? Join our pilot on the citizen card.

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publication date : 16-03-2020

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publication date : 11-03-2020

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Commission 100 days: 'Get things done with cities'

Major European cities have offered the European Commission to join forces in key areas like climate change, digital transformation and social inclusion. “A closer cooperation with cities will enable faster progress,” said Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general of the cities network EUROCITIES, in a statement after the first hundred days of the Commission. “Cities are needed to get things done.”

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publication date : 09-03-2020

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22 cities call for stronger European regulation of holiday rental platforms

Many European cities are struggling to manage the continuous growth of Short Term Holiday Rentals offered by online platforms.

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publication date : 04-03-2020

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News from the mission board!

Since the launch of the EU mission on ‘climate neutral and smart cities’ in the framework of the future Horizon Europe programme, its board of 15 experts, including Anna Lisa Boni, EUROCITIES secretary general (in her capacity of the board’s rapporteur), has developed a paper proposing to support and promote 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate-neutrality by 2030, for an by the citizens.

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publication date : 19-02-2020

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Central European mayors fight illiberalism

Have you been following our campaign, '100 days, 100 ways.' We are sharing city views and stories every day for 100 days. Today, central European mayors are organising themselves to present a new face to the EU institutions. Read more:

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publication date : 13-02-2020

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publication date : 13-02-2020