Representatives from Vukovar–Srijem Region on the study visit in Brussels

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Study group from Vukovar–Srijem Region, made of representatives of Administrative departments of Vukovar–Srijem Region and representatives from the Regional Development Agency visited Brussels from 8th till 12th of October.

The visit of Vukovar–Srijem region was organized by the Representative office of Dubrovnik-Neretva Region in Brussels. The study visit took part at the 16th edition of European week of regions and cities. During the five day visit to the centre of the EU, participants of the studio visit, had an opportunity learn more about the work of European institutions and the EU budget programmes for the regional authorities.

Meeting with Commissioner Creţu and Regional Offices

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European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu, met with Representatives from the Regional Offices in Brussels.

These Regional Offices, of which there are some 300 in Brussels, are the representations of regional and local authorities in EU Member States and act much like “embassies” on city or regional level.

During the meeting, Commissioner Creţu discussed 4 main topics: migration, the Urban Agenda, simplification for beneficiaries of EU funds and the Future of Cohesion Policy post 2020. The Commissioner was particularly interested to hear about regions' practical experiences, the challenges they face and solutions they have found in relation to these topics.


President Juncker's State of the Union Speech 2018

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The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, deliver his State of the Union Address at the European Parliament. This year's speech comes ahead of the 2019 European elections and in the midst of the ongoing debate about the future of the European Union at 27. President Juncker is expected to present the next concrete steps towards building a 'More United, Stronger and More Democratic Union', which was the theme of his 2017 Address.

Public consultation on the future Cohesion Policy

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In the coming months, the European Commission will make proposals for the next generation of EU Funds and Programmes to be financed by the EU budget from 2021. These proposals will set priorities for investments in the context of growing challenges for the EU, and increasing competition for resources between the various policy areas where action needs to be taken.

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