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Commissioner Hahn announces end of EU Urban Agenda public consultation at Rome meeting of EU capital mayors

Commissioner Hahn announces end of EU Urban Agenda public consultation at Rome meeting of EU capital mayors

02/10/2014

Addressing the mayors at yesterday's meeting Commissioner Johannes Hahn in charge of Regional and Urban policy said: "I believe we can do more to put cities at the heart of EU policy making. Without the cities we can never come closer to reaching our ambitious Europe 2020 targets. Without the cities there is no sustainable exit from the crisis. Without the cities there will be no ownership of the European agenda. We need you to reach our common objectives. That is why I decided to hold a public consultation on the EU urban agenda."

He added that a full summary of the public consultation should be completed by the end of the year, "But we can see already that a broad agreement on the need of an EU urban agenda is emerging. Whether to improve coordination of policies; to establish stronger links with citizens and improve their lives; to improve implementation of agreed strategies; to solve pressing societal challenges, such as the carbon neutral economy; there is a clear demand for a European approach to urban development." 

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