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Netherlands delegation, REC meet to discuss EU presidency
February 24, 2016

Netherlands delegation, REC meet to discuss EU presidency

On February 10, 2016, a delegation from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hungary, led by Elzo Molenberg, Deputy Head of Mission, met with REC Executive Director Marta Szigeti Bonifert and senior experts from the REC to enhance cooperation as part of an effort to reinforce priorities of the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The...

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SEEDLING project team visits Montenegro
February 17, 2016

SEEDLING project team visits Montenegro

Within the scope of planned country visits, the SEEDLING Team visited Podgorica, Montenegro on February 11-12, 2016 for some important meetings with beneficiaries and stakeholders. The team also met the newly appointed contact person from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, Admir Sahmanovic, Advisor in the Division for EU Pre-Accession...

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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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