We need a paradigm shift in water management

​​​In this interview, Piotr Całbecki (PL/EPP), President of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region, answers five questions related to water management in the context of the COVID-19 and unabated global warming. The rapporteur of the CoR opinion on 'The Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive' calls for a paradigm shift that places circularity and sustainability at the centre of our way of using natural resources, and water in particular. The draft opinion will voted on at the next ENVE Commission meeting on 8 June. The opinion is scheduled to be adopted at the 1-2 July plenary session alongside a high-level debate on the European Green Deal.

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Friday, 05 June 2020 09:57

COVID-19: CoR President welcomes new EU measures responding to regions and cities' call, while stressing that local leaders will monitor and provide reality check.

​Statement of the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, on the measures proposed by the European Commission on 02/04/2020

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Sunday, 05 April 2020 16:58

CoR ECONomic Bulletin: COVID-19 impact and response measures

The Covid-19 pandemic has substantial repercussions on the European economies.

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020 00:25

COVID-19: CoR President calls for an EU Health Emergency Mechanism to support regions and cities

Statement by the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Apostolos Tzitzikostas. Every day across Europe, thousands local and regional leaders are leading the battle to limit the spread of the virus and manage its impact on the ground. As President of the European Committee of the Regions, and as Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia, I can see the professionalism, the dedication and the courage of all those who are leading the battle against COVID-19. We are mobilising our communities to protect the weakest citizens and ensure as much continuity as possible to our economies.

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 00:57
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