02 May 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 02 MAYBrussels Daily
Discover an EU-funded project near you: the 2017 “Europe in my Region” campaign kicks off
Visit an aquaculture research centre in Ílhavo, Portugal, a language school equipped with the latest IT equipment in Split, Croatia, or take a guided tour in Vienna to spot and visit EU-funded projects in the city. The “EU in my Region” campaign starts today and throughout May, hundreds of EU-funded projects open their doors to the public; find one near you on this interactive map. Photo and blogging competitions are also organised so that citizens can share their experience. Commissioner for Regional policy Corina Crețu said: “Open your eyes and you will see that the EU’s Cohesion Policy is everywhere around you, working for a better quality of life in your region and city. There are so many success stories out there and everyone needs to tell them. Not just us, in the EU institutions, but also Member States, local authorities and people, those who found a job, who got a training opportunity or access to broadband thanks to Cohesion Policy. Let’s do this together.” Find more details on the campaign here.
Commission takes new steps to enhance compliance and practical functioning of the EU Single Market
Today’s package of measures will make it easier for people and companies to manage their paperwork online in their home country or when working, living or doing business in another EU country and it will help ensure that commonly agreed EU rules are respected.
Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said: “EU rules protect and empower 500 million people in the Single Market. They can live, work and do business in any EU country. All of this is only possible when the rules are respected. Today’s proposals will help develop a culture of compliance. They will also help people and companies to have full access to online information and procedures both in their home country and abroad.” Read the Press Release, MEMO and Factsheet