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07.11.2018

Event

A European agenda for rural, mountainous and remote areas

The RUMRA Intergroup (rural, mountainous and remote areas) in the European Parliament and the Future of Rural Energy in Europe (FREE) initiative are pleased to invite you to a breakfast debate hosted by Mercedes Bresso…

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03.10.2018

Press Release

Getting closer to the acknowledgement of rural areas in the European agenda

On 3 October 2018, the European Parliament successfully approved the motion for a resolution addressing the specific needs of rural, mountainous and remote areas, presented by MEP Iskra Mihaylova on behalf of the REGI Committee.

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05.09.2017

Press Release

The Renewable Energy Directive is an opportunity to reshape rural Europe’s energy mix

The FREE initiative welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a new Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), underlining that Europe’s rural areas need a tailored approach if…

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