Urban Planning and Environment seminar “Urban Streams”

By The Union of the Baltic Cities In the year when Riga is the European Capital of Culture Riga City Council City Development Department together with the Union of Baltic Cities Commission on Urban Planning and Commission on Environment invite you to the UBC joint commission seminar in Riga, Latvia in September 14th-17th, 2014 “Urban…

The 6th Cohesion Report: EU regions growing together or apart?

By the Committee of Regions The European Commission’s 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion presents recent regional statistics, namely with regard to the targets of the Europe 2020 strategy, and the role of EU policies in this respect. The report elaborates in particular on the impact of EU cohesion policy interventions as well…

Reducing the environmental impact of farms along the Atlantic Arc

By the Community Research and Development Information Service Livestock production in certain parts of Europe follows an intensive model which, while economically beneficial, is often damaging to the environment. Side effects of the intensive model of pig, poultry and cattle production include emissions of greenhouse gases (ammonia, nitrous oxide and methane) and soil and water…