Connect with us

ENGLISH

EPP Local Dialogue with Cluj-Napoca mayor Emil Boc: “New Normal” in cities
. Using innovation and resilience to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy of cities


Published

on

© EPP-CoR

The EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions (EPP-CoR) will organize, on Wednesday, 10th of February, an online local dialogue under the theme “New Normal” in cities using innovation and resilience to tackle the impact of COVID19 on the local economy of cities.

The EPP local dialogue will feature a debate with Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca and member of the European Committee of the Regions (COTER Commission and SEDEC Commission), and Markku Markkula, President of the Helsinki Region and Chair of the Espoo City Board, former President of CoR and EPP-CoR member.

The moderator will be Dan Cărbunaru, director of CaleaEuropeană.ro, who will introduce the topic of the debate focused on using innovation and resilience to tackle the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy of cities.

The event will start at 16:00 and it will be livestreamed on www.caleaeuropeana.ro, on Calea Europeană Facebook Page, on the Centrul de Inovare și Imaginație Civică Facebook Page, on the Facebook Page of Mayor Emil Boc and on the Facebook Page of Cluj Napoca City Hall.

With a unique demography in Europe, a collaborative environment (local authorities, SME’s, universities, active citizen involvement) Cluj-Napoca has become a good model of how the European Union can have an impact on the development of local and regional communities.

Innovation is a key factor in the development of the local economy, and the EU can directly support communities in developing from this perspective, giving them the opportunity to use local resources efficiently, to add value to the market. creating models that can be replicated in other cities and regions of the European Union.

The disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic affected citizens on so many levels and the challenges are far from over. The resilience tools are needed now more than ever and one of the most powerful lessons to be learnt is that global problems cannot be solved by closing borders or taking away local responsibilities. The importance of both – local actions in a collaborative European way is now evident to all. What still needs to be further developed and tackled is the ways we can act locally and leave an impact globally to fight the challenges and give the `new normal` a good meaning.


The agenda of the event will be:

16.00-16.30 Registration of participants (if needed by the platform) for the Facebook viewers.

16.00-16.10 Presentation by the moderator on the context of the event (EPP Local Dialogues)

16.10 – 16.15 – A short movie about Cluj-Napoca – presented while attending the start of the event.

16.15-17.15 Dialogue with: 

Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca and Markku Markkula, President of the Helsinki Region and Chair of the Espoo City Board

17.15 -17.30 – Q&A from the zoom participants, and Facebook messages moderated by Dan Cărbunaru

17.30 – 18.00 Concluding remarks


www.eppcor.eu/epplocaldialogue/     #EPPLocalDialogue

Robert Lupițu este redactor-șef, specialist în relații internaționale, jurnalist în afaceri europene și NATO. Robert este laureat al concursului ”Reporter și Blogger European” la categoria Editorial și co-autor al volumelor ”România transatlantică” și ”100 de pași pentru o cetățenie europeană activă”. Face parte din Global Shapers Community, o inițiativă World Economic Forum, și este Young Strategic Leader în cadrul inițiativelor The Aspen Institute. Din 2019, Robert este membru al programului #TT27 Leadership Academy organizat de European Political Strategy Center, think tank-ul Comisiei Europene.

ENGLISH

MEP Vasile Blaga: The crisis in Afghanistan, especially in its social dimension, must have a firm response from the EU

Published

on

© Vasile Blaga/Facebook

MEP Vasile Blaga (PNL, EPP) argues that the current crisis in Afghanistan must be a priority on the agenda of the European institutions, which have resumed their work after the summer break.

In a statement for CaleaEuropeană, MEP Vasile Blaga said that the crisis in Afghanistan, especially in its social dimension, “must have a clear and firm response from the European Union.”

“The European Parliament has put the crisis in Afghanistan on its agenda this session. I expect that all the debates on the situation in Afghanistan will lead to solutions to the serious humanitarian situation that is about to unfold in Afghanistan. The EU, but also the Member States, owe a debt of gratitude to Afghan citizens who suddenly see their security and that of their families threatened”, added the EPP MEP.

The European Union this week began discussing the implications of recent events in Afghanistan for security and migration within the 27-nation Union.

The Foreign Affairs Committee, Development Committee and Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Afghanistan will hear from Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service, who will present an assessment of the latest developments in Afghanistan. European Commission representatives are also expected to address MEPs.

Afghanistan has been rocked by deadly violence and a brutal terror attack against Kabul airport over the past few days, in the midst of U.S. and international troops evacuating from the country by 31 August.

Continue Reading

ENGLISH

MEP Vasile Blaga: EU response to future health crises and progress of national recovery and resilience plans, important issues on EP agenda

Published

on

MEP Vasile Blaga  (EPP) argues that the September plenary session of the European Parliament should debate as a priority the EU’s instruments in the face of health and humanitarian crises, as well as the progress of National Recovery and Resilience Plans.

According to the MEP, the European Parliament is putting on the agenda extremely important issues for the future of the Union.

„I believe that an EU response to the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic is vital. The future of the Union must find us prepared for potential health threats similar to the coronavirus pandemic. We can all see that a health emergency of the scale of the present one can only be managed by joint measures taken by all Member States. This unfortunate experience of the last two years has shown us the fragility of the EU in the face of external health threats. We need to learn from this so that the negative social and economic effects will not be repeated in the future”, said Vasile Blaga in a statement to CaleaEuropeană.

A second priority, says the EPP MEP, is linked to an accelerated recovery of the EU economies: “National recovery and resilience plans must be urgently adjusted and approved so that investment policies become engines of development in each Member State and, as a whole, kick-start the EU economy as a whole. The European Parliament must closely follow, also during this session, the progress of the national recovery plans and the way each Member State spends the money allocated by the NRRP to achieve the objectives listed in the Recovery and Resilience Facility”, added Vasile Blaga.

Continue Reading

ENGLISH

After working on infrastructure projects for NASA and the British Air Force F-35 aircraft, Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure will modernize Campia Turzii Air Base, together with the consortium represented by Leviatan Design

Published

on

©️ Forțele Aeriene Române

The British company Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure, with extensive experience in the field of infrastructure and logistics projects of the British Royal Air Force and with collaborations at NASA level, will participate as a subcontractor in the infrastructure project in the operational area of the air base at Câmpia Turzii, according to the announcement on the public procurement platform SICAP.

The British company Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure, with extensive experience in the field of infrastructure and logistics projects of the British Royal Air Force and with collaborations at NASA level, will participate as a subcontractor in the infrastructure project in the operational area of the air base at Câmpia Turzii, according to the announcement on the public procurement platform SICAP.

The tender for the first phase of the project, worth 514 million lei, on “Realization of infrastructure – operational area in barracks 1833 Câmpia Turzii” was won by the joint venture Telekom Romania Communications SA – Ubitech Construcții SRL – Petrodesign SA and Leviatan Design SRL, as leader of this partnership.

“Our consortium has the necessary experience, both from a national perspective, through similar specific projects it has carried out, and from an international perspective, through the partners we collaborate with”, said Cătălin Podaru, director of Leviatan Design, the company that participated in the pre-feasibility study for the multi-roller infrastructure at Câmpia Turzii.

Among the key international partners involved in the Câmpia Turzii project is Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure, part of the Lagan Construction Group Ltd, established in 1962. The Brits build infrastructure to the highest safety standards for Romania’s most important strategic-military partners: Among the most recent major British-managed projects are aviation projects at Dublin Airport and RAF Marham, an important strategic base for the British Royal Air Force, for the operation of F35 multi-role aircraft. The contract to upgrade infrastructure and facilities at RAF Marham is worth £135 million.

Recently, the company has successfully delivered projects at Heathrow, London City Airport, RAF Akrotiri and RAF Gibraltar. In recent years, the company has also executed a £23 million runway resurfacing contract at RAF Northolt.

The group also has a specialist US airport team based in Virginia, Washington DC, currently working at Ronald Reagan National Airport and the Wallops Flight Facility for NASA.

This company’s expertise in infrastructure projects for F-16 aircraft is important for defence projects at Câmpia Turzii, as the Romanian base hosts F-16 aircraft of the Romanian and allied air forces, as well as American MQ-9 Reaper drones.

The Campia Turzii Air Base is one of the key strategic points in Romania’s defence and security infrastructure, being treated as such even by allies. In May this year, the US Air Force announced that the United States will invest $152 million in 15 infrastructure upgrades at Romania’s Câmpia Turzii Air Base.

The first works have already started in May-August 2021. The US Air Force plans to spend $130 million this year on “mission optimisation” at the Romanian air base. This amount is reflected in the Department of Defense budget for this year and represents the largest US military investment in Europe for 2021.

Other new modernisation projects are due to start at the end of 2021.

Continue Reading

Facebook

Advertisement
Alin Mituța1 hour ago

Eurodeputatul Alin Mituța a lansat un Ghid al Fondurilor Europene pentru perioada 2021-2027, dedicat actorilor locali din mediul urban și rural din România

COMISIA EUROPEANA2 hours ago

Uniunea Europeană și SUA anunță un acord global în vederea reducerii emisiilor de gaz metan. Inițiativa va fi lansată în cadrul COP26

GALERIE FOTO2 hours ago

GALERIE FOTO⎢Trenul Connecting Europe Express traversează România. A fost întâmpinat la Brașov cu muzică live

REPUBLICA MOLDOVA3 hours ago

Asociația Orașelor din România a semnat declarația de înregistrare a CALRRM, având ca scop cooperarea dintre autoritățile publice locale din Republica Moldova și cele din România

U.E.3 hours ago

Viktor Orban acuză Comisia Europeană că blochează fondurile destinate Ungariei pentru planul de relansare post-COVID din cauza legii anti-LGBTIQ

Dragoș Pîslaru4 hours ago

Dragoș Pîslaru: România va încasa 3,8 mld. de euro prefinanțare din PNRR potrivit ultimei versiuni a înțelegerii cu Comisia Europeană

INTERVIURI4 hours ago

Comisarul European Adina Vălean, despre rolul tinerilor în Conferința pentru Viitorul Europei: Ideile lor reprezintă o valoare adăugată

INTERVIURI5 hours ago

INTERVIU Comisarul european pentru transporturi Adina Vălean: Proiectele europene necesită o guvernanță stabilă

COMISIA EUROPEANA5 hours ago

INTERVIU Comisarul european Adina Vălean: Românii vor prefera din nou mersul cu trenul, odată cu creșterea vitezei de deplasare

REPUBLICA MOLDOVA6 hours ago

Ministrul de externe al Republicii Moldova, Nicu Popescu: Fiecare lege nouă, fiecare gazoduct care ne unește cu UE și România este un pas în direcția integrării europene

INTERVIURI4 hours ago

Comisarul European Adina Vălean, despre rolul tinerilor în Conferința pentru Viitorul Europei: Ideile lor reprezintă o valoare adăugată

INTERVIURI5 hours ago

INTERVIU Comisarul european pentru transporturi Adina Vălean: Proiectele europene necesită o guvernanță stabilă

COMISIA EUROPEANA5 hours ago

INTERVIU Comisarul european Adina Vălean: Românii vor prefera din nou mersul cu trenul, odată cu creșterea vitezei de deplasare

Marian-Jean Marinescu1 day ago

Marian-Jean Marinescu, îndemn către autoritățile din România pentru a moderniza sistemul feroviar: Avem nevoie de proiecte bine scrise pentru a conecta regiunile slab dezvoltate de Europa de Vest

COMISIA EUROPEANA1 day ago

Președinta Comisiei Europene, Ursula von der Leyen, vine în România după Congresul PNL pentru aprobarea PNRR

Dragoș Pîslaru3 days ago

Eurodeputatul Dragoș Pîslaru: Procesul tehnic de aprobare a PNRR-ului României este finalizat. 2 mld. de euro prefinanțare ar putea intra deja în țară în noiembrie

S&D3 days ago

Social-democrații din Parlamentul European se așteaptă ca Ursula von der Leyen să fie „îndrăzneață” pentru înfăptuirea Europei sociale, digitale și ecologice

COMISIA EUROPEANA3 days ago

Ursula von der Leyen pledează pentru apărarea “minunatelor valori europene” care au făcut Cortina de Fier să cadă: Ele sunt garantate de hotărârile CJUE, care trebuie respectate de fiecare stat membru

COMISIA EUROPEANA3 days ago

Ursula von der Leyen: Acoperirea deficitului de finanțare de către UE-SUA în domeniul climei va transmite un semnal puternic întregii lumi

COMISIA EUROPEANA3 days ago

Ursula von der Leyen anunță o nouă inițiativă a UE în domeniul semiconductorilor pentru a reduce dependența de Asia: Este o chestiune de suveranitate tehnologică. Să arătăm că suntem îndrăzneți

Team2Share

Trending