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Health & Consumers 19-12-2016

Cardiovascular health in the UK

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Although death rates have fallen substantially, cardiovascular disease remains the single biggest killer in the UK and Europe, as well as a sizeable economic burden. EurActiv looks at the many facets of cardiovascular disease.
Agriculture & Food 14-12-2016

Agriculture: Towards more efficient resource allocation

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The talks about the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy have already started, and several stakeholders claim that the next CAP should help EU farmers adjust to a competitive international environment.
Health & Consumers 12-12-2016

Diabetes: The next global challenge

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Diabetes is a growing health challenge that has raised concerns among policymakers. The World Health Organisation says that 422 million adults have diabetes worldwide and projects that this chronic disease will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.
Health & Consumers 05-12-2016

European Accessibility Act

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Debate about policies in favour of people with disabilities has climbed up a notch on the agenda with the publication in December of new European Commission proposals for a European Accessibility Act.
Energy 21-11-2016

Electricity in transition

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Europe’s electricity system is on the cusp of a deep revolution, driven by the imperative of decarbonisation and the move towards decentralised renewables energy production.
Health & Consumers 02-11-2016

Is Europe ready for Alzheimer's?

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The European Union has launched a series of initiatives to support people living with Alzheimer's disease, a mental deterioration typically associated with old age that impairs memory, thinking and behaviour. EurActitv brings you the latest from the 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Copenhagen.
Agriculture & Food 24-10-2016

Growth and jobs: Where does the CAP stand?

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The latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) placed the emphasis on greening aspects and continued the move away from production-oriented subsidies.
Energy 17-10-2016

Sunlight at the end of the tunnel?

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Europe is the most solarised region in the world, but deployment of technology needs to be stepped up if the bloc is to meet its climate commitments.
Agriculture & Food 26-09-2016

Germany’s agricultural challenges

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Despite its small size relative to the country's GDP, agriculture is a political heavyweight with the German government. With far-reaching changes to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy about to take effect, EurActiv.com looks at the implications for the German agricultural sector.
Transport 26-09-2016

Road transport

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In July, the European Commission presented a strategy for low-emission mobility that could mean dramatic changes for the transport sector. EurActiv.com looks at the implications for industry, with a focus on road freight.
Energy 12-09-2016

Transition to green economy

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The transition to a green economy requires nothing short of a revolution, transforming society from a culture based on extraction and consumption into one based on sustainability and low carbon energy, transport and agriculture.
Agriculture & Food 25-07-2016

The main challenges facing the CAP

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The new Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020 is faced with a number of challenges but at the same time, it could help EU farmers take a step forward and adjust to rising competitiveness worldwide.

Transport 11-07-2016

Farnborough International Airshow 2016

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Air shows offer an opportunity for the aviation industry to showcase its latest innovations. The 2016 edition of the Farnborough airshow will be no different, but will carry a special significance, as it takes place just weeks after the UK's shock referendum on leaving the EU.
Digital 20-06-2016

Big data meets politics

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Politicians across Europe often look suspiciously at the "big data" revolution as a trend imported from the US, which encroaches on their privacy. But others are also surfing the wave and see a multitude of areas where big data analytics can support decision-making – and sometimes also help politicians win an election.
Energy 13-06-2016

Consumers, regulators and energy efficiency in buildings

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Saving energy consumption in buildings will play a key part in Europe’s transition to a clean, secure and efficient energy system.
Digital 06-06-2016

How will big data change insurance?

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The systematic collection and treatment of large amounts of (private) digital data is transforming the insurance industry, raising new legal issues for policymakers along the way. From health to car insurance, EurActiv.com provides an overview of the challenges and regulatory initiatives at European level.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

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The European Union wants to create an innovation-friendly environment by 2020 that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services, bringing the economy growth and jobs.
Agriculture & Food 18-04-2016

Sustainable farming

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Policymakers agree that agriculture will play a crucial role in addressing the planet’s most pressing challenges – whether on food production, health or the preservation of the environment. But transforming the dominant agricultural model could be the greatest challenge of all.
Sustainable Dev. 18-04-2016

Can Energy Union build healthier homes?

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The EU’s Energy Union strategy has the twin goals of fighting climate change and boosting energy security but could it also build healthier homes for European citizens, 80 million of which live in damp and leaky buildings.
Trade & Society 18-04-2016

Saving European steel

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Policymakers are struggling to find the way forward to preserve a future for the European steel industry, once a bedrock of the bloc’s industrial economy, which is currently facing the most serious crisis in its history.
Development Policy 11-04-2016

Is EU development aid working?

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The EU remains the biggest donor of humanitarian and development aid assistance in the world. But budgetary constraints faced by its member states, the refugee crisis and the deterioration of the international security context have put Europe’s international solidarity to the test.

What’s driving Europe’s digital transformation?

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This week, EurActiv reports on Europe’s uphill battle to make the fourth industrial revolution a reality, from education to industry, from smart cities to health.
Global Europe 14-03-2016

EU-Thailand relations after the coup

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Thailand suffered a military coup in May 2014 - overthrowing the democratically-elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra after months of street protests, just as the second-largest economy in ASEAN was about to sign a Free Trade Agreement with the EU.
Global Europe 14-03-2016

Elections in the Republic of Congo

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This week, EurActiv reports on the elections in the Republic of Congo. President Denis Sassou Nguesso is seeking to extend his long-ruling presidency in polls on Sunday (20 March). This Special Report is also available in French (lien vers EurActiv.fr).