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EU budget and recovery – Reclaiming the future for cities after COVID-19

Cities were hit hardest by the corona pandemic - Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence and vice-president of Eurocities, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe. In an article published on Euractiv, he argues that cities are key for a sustainable recovery in Europe.

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publication date : 27-05-2020

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Highlights from EUROCITIES city dialogue on culture - cities respond to the Covid crisis

90 representatives from 68 large European cities met online on 14 May to discuss common challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis, exchange on cultural measures to respond to the crisis and share lessons learnt so far.

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publication date : 26-05-2020

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Open letter to global financial leaders

An alliance of global city voices, of which EUROCITIES is a part, has shared an open letter claiming that the post-COVID 19 recovery cannot lead to a return to ‘normal’.

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publication date : 20-05-2020

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The path to paradise begins in hell

This famous line of Dante Alighieri made me think of the current crisis and how we are all moving from a hell-like emergency phase to the recovery of our economies and societies.

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publication date : 19-05-2020

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Key messages from our city dialogue on mitigating the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in cities

EUROCITIES brought together 120 strategists from 60 European cities across 23 countries in direct dialogue with OECD to discuss the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in cities and how to tackle them.

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publication date : 07-05-2020

Key messages from our city dialogue on social services in the time of coronavirus

EUROCITIES brought together 50 city experts from social services in 35 European cities in direct dialogue with OECD to discuss common challenges related to COVID-19 crisis, exchange on social measures to respond to this crisis and share know-how, good practices and lessons learned so far.

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publication date : 30-04-2020

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The three Rs

We find ourselves amid a historical crisis with terrifying health implications and obvious socioeconomic consequences. To survive these shocks many of us are taking one day at a time; feeling grateful for our health and those around us. Meanwhile, we must start thinking as soon as possible about post-emergency plans.

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publication date : 21-04-2020

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SURE instrument enables €100 billion solidarity loans to support jobs and lives affected by coronavirus

On 9 April, the EU Ministries of Financing have agreed to work on a comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID19 outbreak. They have agreed on a EUR 500 billion packages of safety nets – one for workers, one for businesses and another one for countries.

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publication date : 10-04-2020

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European Commission’s SURE instrument enables €100 billion solidarity loans to support jobs and lives

On Thursday 2 April, the European Commission has proposed a new instrument to ‘Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE)’. This new temporary pan-European instrument worth up to €100 billion of loans dedicated to members states. The proposal needs to be voted in the Council, before becoming an official EU loans instrument.

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publication date : 07-04-2020