URBACT: 23 Transfer networks approved
(10 December 2018) - 25 countries are represented in the 23 networks which gather a total of 161 partner cities. About 37% of partners are newcomers to URBACT, meaning that they have never been involved in an URBACT II or III network before.
Portugal: Modification of Cohesion Policy programmes
(07 December 2018) - At the request of Portugal, the European Commission green-lighted the modification of eleven 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy programmes to shift resources (€2.7 billion) where they are now most needed.
Record number of air passengers at more than 1 billion in the EU
(06 December 2018) - In 2017, 1.043 billion passengers travelled by air in the European Union, up by 7% compared with 2016 and by 39% compared with 2009. Over this period, air passenger transport has steadily risen in the EU.
Changing consumer choices are shaping agricultural markets
(06 December 2018) - Local, organic or other certified products will increasingly be in demand. This is just one of the projections from the European Union agricultural outlook for 2018-2030 report published on 6 December 2018 by the European Commission.
2019 EU budget: provisional agreement reached
(06 December 2018) - The European Parliament and the Council, with the support of the Commission, have reached a provisional agreement on the 2019 EU budget during a decisive trilogue.