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The partners want to eliminate the barriers for cross-border transport as much as possible and to stimulate the development of (European) corridors to strengthen the leading position of the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia in logistics as well as in labour mobility and tourism. In the coming years, the Dutch and German partners will work on simplifying and expediting regional cross-border express cycle lanes, bus and rail connections, and on international rail connection, such as between Amsterdam-Frankfurt and Amsterdam-Berlin. In addition, the partners want to use European subsidies to improve the facilities for inland shipping and road transport.
From 13 to 15 February inclusive, the Model European Parliament took place in the provincial government building. Approximately 80 students separated into various committees to debate with each other on current European issues and to try to form coalitions to jointly support the proposed solutions to these issues.
The Model European Parliament (MEP) is a simulation of the European Parliament for European students. With this, the MEP provides young people from the final years of secondary education the opportunity to gain experience in coming up with solutions for cross-border problems within the European Union. In the role of 'European parliamentarians these young adults learn about the complex process of European decision making and gain insight into the importance of cooperation between the various EU member states.
Cake for the skippers of the Mon-Desir, Els and Tom Bosman. In the run-up to the midterm conference of the CLINSH (CLean INland Shipping) programme, Regional Minister Rik Janssen made a working visit to their vessel, that runs on the cleaner GTL (Gas to Liquid) fuel.
The European industry is strong and leading in many branches in the world. The European industry, however, also has to adapt to a globalising and competitive global market. The CoR is aware of that and has asked Regional Minister Jeanette Baljeu (Zuid-Holland) to write a report on ‘a place-based approach of the EU industrial policy 2030’. Regional Minister Jeanette Baljeu is gathering input in Brussels to move towards the EU Industrial Policy 2030.
The audience of the annual industry award chose the N470 gives Energy! as the most ingenious engineers’ project of the past year. Engineers Bureau Nelissen won the jury prize with a ground-breaking cooling and heating system for a school in Cuijk, in the Province of Brabant.
The province of Zuid-Holland and the Randstad Region invite you to the informal stakeholders meeting on the ECON rapport of Jeannette Baljeu. You have the opportunity to give your input for suggestions and recommendations towards a new EU industry policy 2030 and the role of regional governments in this. We would like to invite you on:
A faster train connection between The Hague, Eindhoven and Düsseldorf has to bring North Rhine-Westphalia and Zuid-Holland closer to each other. The parties also want to improve their cooperation.
On 5 & 6 February 2019, Regional Minister Jeannette Baljeu attended the EU Industry Days 2019 in Brussels, where various policymakers discussed important industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitisation, investment and globalisation. Approximately 1,800 participants were present at these EU Industry Days, among which stakeholders representing industries, trade unions, national and regional authorities and civil society from all over Europe and beyond. Regional Minister Jeannette Baljeu was among the speakers during a panel discussion on the subject of a circular economy and how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could organise and ready themselves for such a circular economy.
The Province of Zuid-Holland and the joint environmental protection agency in Zuid-Holland (DCMR Milieudienst Rijnmond) want to provide more information to businesses and residents on the regulations concerning high-risk businesses, and on the compliance with them. They aim to have the relevant details of all high-risk businesses in Zuid-Holland available digitally in 2022. The initial results will become apparent even sooner.
SUSTAINABILITY Healthy, sustainable and affordable food for everyone - that is the ambition of the Province of Zuid-Holland. But how to go about it? Regional Minister Han Weber and Voedselfamilies (‘Food families’) chairman Dress Peter van den Bosch agree on that: the food chain has to be changed.