Posts in Category: Europe

Councils voice concern over service impacts of EU referendum 

The WLGA fully recognises and respects the views of Welsh voters in the EU referendum and the decision to exit the European Union. This is a seismic change in UK public policy, and time will be needed to fully digest all the implications. There... read more
Friday, 24 June 2016 Categories: Europe News

Welsh and Scottish associations voice support for stay in EU campaign 

With the EU referendum fast approaching on 23 June, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) have voiced their support for continued membership of the EU. From economic well-being and... read more
Monday, 16 May 2016 Categories: Europe News

WLGA voices support for stay in EU campaign 

The Welsh Local Government Association has pledged its strong support for the UK to remain a member of the European Union. The call follows confirmation that a long expected referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU will be held on 23 June... read more
Monday, 22 February 2016 Categories: Europe News

Councils reaffirm commitment at refugee summit 

Local councils in Wales have reaffirmed their commitment to helping with Europe’s growing refugee crisis at an emergency summit held in Cardiff. Hosted by the Welsh Government to begin the process of developing a coordinated response to the... read more
Thursday, 17 September 2015 Categories: Europe News

WLGA statement on the refugee crisis 

Cllr Dyfed Edwards, WLGA spokesperson on Housing stated - “The tragic scenes across Europe as the refugee crisis has developed touches and deeply affects all who witness the growing humanitarian crisis. This is an issue that demands a new spirit... read more
Friday, 04 September 2015 Categories: Europe News

WLGA set to lobby for Welsh local government as EU priorities for 2015 are published 

The European Commission adopted its work programme for 2015 on December 16th, setting out the policy and legislation it aims to achieve in the coming year. The WLGA Europe Team has analysed the proposals and is poised to lobby on those with the... read more
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Categories: Europe News

EU agreement means councils set to deliver £1.1bn of EU funding in Wales 

The WLGA has welcomed the approval of £1.1 billion of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes, which will support research and innovation, SME competitiveness, renewable energy & energy efficiency as well as infrastructure in Wales. ... read more
Friday, 21 November 2014 Categories: Europe News

Welsh councils seek EU solutions on austerity 

Local government representatives from Wales will today join partners from across the EU Member States to help shape a response to growing public sector austerity. Bringing together practitioners and politicians from across the EU regions, the... read more
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 Categories: Europe News

Preparations for 2014-2020 EU funding intensify 

A WLGA delegation, made up of local government officers and councillors from across Wales, has arrived in Brussels to represent Welsh councils during the annual European Week of Regions and Cities (known as ‘Open Days’), hosted by the Committee of... read more
Thursday, 10 October 2013 Categories: Europe News

Wales receives top EU award for 'Ageing Well in Wales' programme 

An EU wide programme that promotes healthy and active ageing has recognised the innovative approaches being taken in Wales by awarding the nation a three star status. The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing aims to... read more
Monday, 01 July 2013 Categories: Europe News

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