Panorama 54: Powering the Energy Union
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The Autumn edition of Panorama is now available online, and the lead article details Regional Policy's contribution to the realisation of the EU's new Energy Union package, through increased investments in the low carbon economy and sustainable energy projects. Our other main article shows how the European Structural and Investment Funds will contribute to revitalising the Greek economy. We also highlight the advantages of Smart Specialisation strategies for transforming regional economies.
In our series of interviews with regional authorities we speak to Dr. Kostas Agorastos, Regional Governor of Thessaly about the development of their Operational programme and how EU funds are helping them boost growth and jobs. We also speak to Ľubomír Vážny, Slovak Deputy Prime Minister for Investments, Sven Sester, Estonia's Finance Minister, and to Markku Markkula of the Espoo City Council in Finland about his election as President of the Committee of the Regions and his plans for the next two and a half years.
Elsewhere we preview the finalists of this year's RegioStars awards, outline the importance of communication strategies, feature a new guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis, and our In Your Own Words section features contributions from three regions across the continent.
You will also find the usual selection of news items and featured projects from across the EU.