The U.S. can learn from Germany’s successful transport policies to reduce CO2 emissions and petroleum dependence.

  In the past decade, the U.S. government has made renewed attempts to lower the C02 emissions of its vehicle fleet through stricter fuel economy and emission standards regulations. Ralph Buehler writes that these policies have met with little success. He argues that the U.S. should look to Germany for examples of successful policies which have reduced emissions by reducing the demand for car transport by making walking, cycling, and public transport more attractive modes of transport.  ...
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ALDA (European Association for Local Democracy) and EAR/AER (European Academy of the Regions) join forces

After several meetings, the chairmen of ALDA (European Association for Local Democracy) and EAR/AER (European Academy of the Regions), MM. Oriano Otočan and Nelu Neacsu, have decided yesterday, July 15th 2015, to join forces. Both organisations aim the same target groups, local and regional authorities and local associations, both organisations are dedicated to promote the regional approach in regional development and good govermance and citizen participation at local level. It has been de...
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OPEN DAYS 2015: Register now

Interested in the urban dimension of EU policies? Join the OPEN urban DAY on 14 October 2015! A series of events will be organized in the Brussels "Canal Area", an ambitious urban renewal project, to facilitate international exchanges on urban development. In line with the EU's urban agenda, practitioners, officials and experts from all over Europe will participate in interactive workshops dealing with various urban topics as such: financial instruments for cites, smart solutions for citizens,...
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End of roaming charges: Council confirms agreement with EP

Under the agreement, roaming surcharges in the European Union will be abolished as of 15 June 2017. However, roaming providers will be able to apply a 'fair use policy' to prevent abusive use of roaming. This will include using roaming services for purposes other than periodic travel. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2015/07/08-roaming-charges/
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