Committee of the Regions rewards six European Entrepreneurial Regions

As EU leaders discuss the Europe 2020 proposals to revamp the European economy at a summit in Brussels, six European regions that are already working to create jobs and boost their local economies through their entrepreneurial vision have become the first winners of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) label at a ceremony in the Committee of the Regions headquarters in Brussels.

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EU Strategy for the Danube region kicks off successfully

More than 400 participants from 19 countries gathered in Ulm (Baden-Wurttemberg) on 2 February for the first conference on the development of an EU Strategy for the Danube region. This was the first in a series of consultation meetings by the Commission to shape the content of the Danube Strategy as requested by the European Council.

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Deal agreed on sources of funding for micro-finance facility

MEPs gave the green light for EU funding to help Europe's unemployed start up small businesses. Credit will be made available to budding entrepreneurs through a "microfinance facility" funded partly from the existing Progress programme and partly from unallocated money in the EU budget.

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PSI Alliance announces its annual conference

The Public Sector Information (PSI) Alliance has announced that the Annual Conference with the theme: From Regulation to Action will take place on Wednesday 16th June 2010 at the Residence Palace, Brussels.

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