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10/12/2016

Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?

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Education 24-11-2016

How much money goes into Europe’s universities?

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Almost a decade has passed since the financial crisis broke out, but universities across Europe are still feeling the pinch.
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Energy 21-11-2016

Why is a thriving energy renovation market essential to drive the EU economy?

And what is needed to boost the energy renovation market?
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Digital 15-11-2016

Cable is connecting Europe with Gigabit speeds

Cable broadband networks reach over half of European households, offering the single largest NGA network in Europe.
Digital 08-11-2016

The CAP and the Digital Single Market

Internet connectivity has become vital to modern agriculture.
Agriculture & Food 07-11-2016

Farming 4.0: The future of agriculture?

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Rising demand for bigger yields and higher environmental protection has put pressure on the agricultural sector to “produce more with less”. Smart Farming or “farming 4.0.” could hold the key.
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Boeing: Current Market Outlook 2016-2035

Strong growth despite uncertainty Europe's aviation market remained strong in 2015 despite significant economic uncertainties. Europe's GDP grew by 1.9 percent in 2015 and is forecast to grow by 1.8 percent annually through 2035. The European aviation market is expected to grow during the next 20 years, with airlines forecast to acquire more than 7,500 new …

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Global Europe 24-10-2016

‘Smart defense’ and ‘interoperability’: The future of defense policy in Europe

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In the 25 years following the end of the Cold War, European countries benefited from a peace dividend, by significantly decreasing defence spending.
Agriculture & Food 05-10-2016

Structural changes in Germany as a result of climbing agricultural land price

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Family farms still largely dominate German agriculture, having to adapt to an industry that demands more efficiency and cost-effective production.
Development Policy 30-09-2016

How EU wants to leverage €3.35bn into €88bn in investment for Africa

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The European Commission announced in Jean-Claude Juncker's 'State of the Union' speech a new initiative on Africa – the EU External Investment Plan (EIP), which looks at helping the private sector in Africa and the European Neighbourhood.
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Digital 26-09-2016

Very high speed connectivity – who can deliver it?

Before 2020, cable’s performance will equal that expected of 5G and FTTH.
Elections 26-09-2016

Referendums, France’s new election fad

Since Brexit, many of the candidates for the 2017 French presidential election have been campaigning to leave the EU or renegotiate the treaties. Some hope to validate these positions with referendums.
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The construction sector in Europe and its SMEs: facts and figures

The construction sector is the EU’s largest industrial employer with a total direct workforce of 18 million people and it contributes at around 9% to the GDP of the European Union.
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Energy 31-08-2016

What impact has Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ had on infrastructure and the labour market?

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The sharp increase in the use of renewables like solar and wind has provided more flexibility to the German electricity market.
Transport 20-07-2016

Curbing CO2 emissions from trucks

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Unlike for cars, there is currently no binding EU-wide cap on CO2 emissions from trucks. But the European Commission is considering introducing one in the coming years.
Development Policy 30-06-2016

Aid Effectiveness: From commitment to transparency?

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Open data, and the transparency and effectiveness of international development aid, have failed to get the attention they deserve.
Agriculture & Food 29-06-2016

The facts about the CAP 2014-2020

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The EU and its member states will spend over €191 billion by 2020 to help the bloc’s farming sector go green.
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Energy 21-06-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Germany's Energiewende ensure supply security?

Boosting renewable energies and using existing sources more efficiently are the two main pillar of the German energy transition, better known as Energiewende. Both pillars contribute to the goal of lowering the dependence on energy imports.
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Socio-economic contribution of the European cosmetics industry

The vast majority of Europe’s 500 million consumers use cosmetic and personal care products contributing to well being and healthy lifestyles, and positive self-esteem every day. Ranging from antiperspirants, fragrances, makeup and shampoos, to soaps, sunscreens and toothpastes, cosmetics play an essential role in all stages of our life.
Public Affairs 09-06-2016

5 differences in corporates & federations communication

In April 2016, EurActiv circulated a survey among EU affairs experts working in corporations and federations in Brussels, trying to examine the different roles these entities play in “the Bubble”, the synergies between them, but also what sets them apart in their approach to raise awareness of various policy aspects.
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European Textiles and Fashion: Facts & Figures

Textile and clothing sector is a powerful manufacturing industry in Europe. Our strength is that each step of the production chain is present in the EU.
Euro & Finance 25-05-2016

Timeline of a crisis: Europe’s economic strategy from 2008 to today

At the outset of the economic crisis in 2008, the EU mirrored the rescue packages seen in the US and elsewhere. In total, more than €1.6 trillion was used to save the banks and €200 billion to keep the European economies afloat.
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Trade & Society 18-05-2016

TTIP: A Strong Framework for EU-US Regulatory Cooperation on Chemicals

For more than 29,000 European chemical companies, TTIP is a no-brainer: European manufacturing industries – not just chemicals, but other industries we supply such as automotive and construction – face growing competition from other global regions.
Digital 28-04-2016

Women in ICT – How do EU member states measure up?

Women are underrepresented in the technology industry in Europe, constituting only 18% of the workforce.
Agriculture & Food 25-04-2016

Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?

Europe’s agri-food industry provides 46 million jobs in 15 million businesses, accounting for 6% of the EU’s GDP.