Francois Decoser
Keeping it simple shouldn’t be difficult

How REFIT wants to keep EU laws simple and less costly EU laws should be as simple and reduce the... Read more

European Liberals call for a simplified EU Cohesion Policy without national government management

The move would reduce "gold plating" and allow subnational managing authorities to apply directly to the European Commission. The Congress... Read more

2nd Liberal Mayors Summit in Warsaw, ALDE-CoR
Liberal Mayors Summit agrees Principles that Make a City Liberal

During the Liberal Mayors Summit twenty mayors from fourteen different European countries discussed and agreed a document setting out the... Read more

ALDE CoR at Climate Change COP22 conference

An important delegation of the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions participated in the COP22 Climate change conference... Read more

11 October 2016, 11A02 - Food Waste and the circular economy: practical solutions for successful implementation - Belgium - Brussels - October 2016. (C)European Union / Laurie Dieffembacq
Towards the circular economy: local and regional solutions to food waste

Reducing waste saves money and nature at the same time. This is a win-win situation.Ossi MARTIKAINEN, ALDE-CoR rapporteur According to... Read more

12 October 2016, 119th Plenary Session of the European Committee of the Regions - Belgium - Brussels - October 2016 (C)European Union / Anthony Dehez
Turlais welcomes modernization and simplification of VAT rules

The members of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) broadly support the European Commission's move to modernise VAT in... Read more

Ossi Martikainen, Food Waste, ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions
Aviation strategy to foster growth, jobs and mobility

An aviation strategy is important for economic growth, jobs, trade and mobility in the EUrapporteur Ulrika Landergren (SE / Liberalerna)... Read more

Bart Somers elected as new President
Bart Somers elected as new ALDE CoR President

Elected today by the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions, Bart Somers (BE / Open VLD), Mayor of... Read more

Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen, Julian King, European Commission, ALDE Group in the European Committee of the Regions
Commissioner King discusses Mechelen approach to radicalisation

European Commissioner for the security union Julian King discussed the approach the city of Mechelen and its Mayor Bart Somers... Read more