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Vienna hosts 3rd ICPDR Ministerial Meeting
February 10, 2016

Vienna hosts 3rd ICPDR Ministerial Meeting

The 3rd International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) Ministerial Meeting took place on February 9, 2016, in Vienna, Austria, at the ARES Tower. During the meeting, ministers and high-level representatives responsible for water management from the Danube River Basin countries and the European Commission endorsed two management plans and adopted a...

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Ukraine cities commit to LINK goals
February 5, 2016

Ukraine cities commit to LINK goals

All five of the LINK project's beneficiary municipalities have made progress towards institutionalising cooperation with the REC. Three municipalities have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (Cherkasy, Ivano Frankivsk, Lubny), and two more (Poltava and Berdychiv) plan to sign in the near future. The LINK team visited all five municipalities between January...

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REC travel plan greens commutes
February 2, 2016

REC travel plan greens commutes

A raft of measures to encourage greener transport among staff has helped cut the REC's carbon footprint, and increase healthy means of travel. The combined initiatives of the REC's sustainable mobility plan have helped cut single-occupancy car commuting by 8 percent and boosted shared mobility and other sustainable travel significantly. The REC's plan...

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Online transport tool helps cut REC's CO2
February 2, 2016

Online transport tool helps cut REC's CO2

A bespoke transport monitoring tool developed in-house has helped to reduce the REC's carbon footprint and make staff commuting habits more sustainable. Since the tool launched in 2014, staff commutes by single-occupancy cars fell 8 percent, REC's ride-sharing community grew by 3.2 percent and car use overall has fallen 5 percent. The tool was introduced as part of...

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Closing one chapter, opening another
January 29, 2016

Closing one chapter, opening another

PLANTFOODSEC project draws to a successful close, as EMPHASIS projects hold kick-off meeting A late-January visit by REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert and several REC experts to various European Commission institutions in Brussels was also connected with the closing events of the Plant and Food Biosecurity (PLANTFOODSEC) project, within which the REC was...

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Sharing results, shaping a plan
January 29, 2016

Sharing results, shaping a plan

Last week, REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert and several experts visited European Commission institutions with the double aim of showcasing relevant projects and learning more about the EC's strategic goals and processes in order to better integrate them into efforts made at the regional level. The purpose of the meeting with Directorate-General for...

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