(15 October 2019) - The EU continues its snail’s pace when it comes to gender equality progress. The latest Gender Equality Index from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) shows that the EU’s score for gender equality is up just one point to 67.4, since the 2017 edition.


(11 October 2019) - Several Member States want to lower the rate at which a budget can be allocated to the EU for the period 2021-2027. Cohesion Policy aid to regions is at risk.


(11 October 2019) - Eurostat issues the 2019 edition of the publication ‘Smarter, greener, more inclusive?’, which analyses the progress of the EU and its Member States towards the targets of the Europe 2020 strategy.


(10 October 2019) - Yesterday evening, at the 2019 European Tourism Forum in Helsinki, the Commission and the Finnish Presidency of the Council announced that Gothenburgand Málaga will be the 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism.


(10 October 2019) - Yesterday evening, the European Commission announced the winners of the 2019 RegioStars awards, Europe's awards for the most outstanding Cohesion Policy projects.