About: Catherine Day

Politics 04-04-2017

Commission appoints seven new Special Advisers

The Commission published today (4 April) an updated list of its Special Advisers, which have been appointed from 1 April 2017 until 31 March 2018, featuring seven new names.

Tired of the founding fathers? Let’s celebrate the women building Europe

Gender equality is a prerequisite to achieving a sustainable Europe that has the buy in of its citizens - and this includes women at the heart of all decision-making, write Joanna Maycock and Petros Fassoulas.

Endocrine disruptors
Health 17-12-2015

Sweden wins case against Commission on endocrine disruptors

The General Court of the European Union on Wednesday (16 December) backed Sweden, saying that the European Commission breached EU law by failing to publish a definition for hormone-affecting chemicals or 'endocrine disrupters'.

Brexit 24-06-2015

Commission reshuffle has Faull take charge of Brexit taskforce

Jonathan Faull, the European Union’s top civil servant for financial services regulation, will head up a European Commission “Brexit” taskforce dedicated to the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership of the bloc.

Vella told Timmermans not to axe Circular Economy Package

EXCLUSIVE / Frans Timmermans, the Commission First Vice-President in charge of Better Regulation, ignored Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella's advice not to ditch the Circular Economy Package of waste, recycling and incineration laws, it has emerged.

Bart Staes, Belgian MEP for the Greens group
Agrifood 18-09-2014

EU Commission drags its feet on food waste

High-level decision makers at the European Commission are blocking its very own action plan to address food waste and to promote a sustainable food policy for Europe. Saying sorry will surely not be enough, writes MEP Bart Staes.

How the Commission ‘blocked’ key environmental plans

EXCLUSIVE / Plans to crack down on endocrine disruptors and illegal timber being imported into the EU, were buried by the outgoing President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and his secretary-general Catherine Day, according to a senior EU source.

Innovation gap divides member states, warns Commission Secretary-General

The innovation gap between northern European countries and their southern and eastern counterparts risks deepening political and economic divisions between member states, the EU executive’s most senior civil servant has warned.

tar sands field
Transport 15-04-2014

The tar sands mystery and the smoking TTIP gun

The EU’s motivation for a proposal to scrap greenhouse gas intensity targets in its flagship Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), which regulates emissions from transport fuels, has been shrouded in mystery since it was first mooted three months ago, but EURACTIV has uncovered new information.