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    Rapporteur Schausberger at Committee of the Regions, Brussels

    from left: J. Chmielecki, Franz Schausberger, Dardoufas Emmanouil, CIVEX Vorsitzender António Costa The state of play of decentralisation and of the division of competences in the EU Member States, as well as the CoR contribution in the EU enlargement process was the main issue at the last Committee of the Regions’ commission for Citizenship, Governance, [...]

    Schausberger meets EU Commissioner for Energy

    DATE: Thursday, 31 January 2013 from the left: EU Commissioner Oettinger and Franz Schausberger IRE director Schausberger and European Commissioner Oettinger met yesterday in Brussels to discuss local and regional projects on renewable energy. Oettinger welcomes the IRE´s effort to foster discussions on new energy resources in its annual conferences.

    Commentary by IRE chairman Schausberger in the financial paper WIRTSCHAFTSBLATT

    DATE: Wednesday, 9 January 2013 The Austrian paper Wirtschaftsblatt published a comment today by IRE chairman Schausberger on financial decentralisation. Less than half of Europe´s regional administrations collect taxes autonomously, instead, mostly the Nation states transfer money to the regions. Statistics show, that regions collecting  own taxes are wealthier. In order to enhance federalism, a [...]

    Schausberger reports about decentralization in Brussels

    DATE: Friday, 7 December 2012 In his function as member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), IRE chairman Franz Schausberger has been appointed as rapporteur for the official opinion on the decentralization process in Europe. On Monday, 3 December Schausberger had several meetings with stakeholders, amongst others representatives from the European Commission (DG ECFIN) [...]

    Schausberger gets award from Varaždin County

    Friday, 14 September 2012 • For his merits in regard to the Croatian regions within the EU-integration process Schausberger was honored with the Medal of Varaždin. «As chairman of the Institute of the Regions of Europe (IRE), Franz Schausberger contributed to the development of the Croatian regions through the implementation of several conferences,seminars, cultural and [...]