Brian Maguire

Economy & Jobs 25-01-2022

Skills – the currency of the future. How is the EU accelerating upskilling and reskilling?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference, the third event of the 'Future of Work Lab debate series', to find out where we stand one year after the launch of the Pact for Skills and how skills are becoming 'the currency of the future'.
Agrifood 07-12-2021

The European Green Deal – How does it impact EU food and drink SMEs?

How much do we know of the way food and drink SMEs adapt to legislation decided in Brussels? How do they cope with new requirements and transitional periods? What are their main challenges? Some SMEs are ahead of the curve, but their efforts sometimes go unnoticed.
Agrifood 01-12-2021

Media Partnership: Healthy soils for sustainable agriculture

You can watch and find out about healthy soils for sustainable agriculture. Prof. Ettore Capri from the OPERA research center, had the privilege of inviting policymakers, academia, industry and civil society to join us in a lively debate moderated by EURACTIV.
Transport 25-11-2021

Media Partnership – Options for a sustainable Irish transport system: how to achieve carbon neutrality?

You can watch and find out about the best strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the Irish transport sector, with panellists from Brazil, Ireland and Sweden.
Agrifood 04-11-2021

Policy Dialogue: Can Glyphosate play a role in achieving greater biodiversity?

The question of how to achieve sustainable agriculture and a balanced relationship between the environment, farmers and consumers is more and more pressing.
Digital & Media 26-10-2021

Cybersecurity in the EU – Why we need NIS2 and what changes does it mean for the tech sector?

Cybersecurity is one of the European Commission's top priorities and a cornerstone of the digital and connected Europe. An increase of cyber attacks during the COVID crisis has shown how important it is to protect hospitals, research centres and other critical infrastructure.

COP26 – Can it be a game-changer?

Climate change remains an imminent threat at the core of many discussions between heads of state, industry and civil society. These stakeholders see recovery from the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to build back better by creating greener and more sustainable economies.
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2021

Recovery and sustainability – how can SMEs achieve both?

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the beating heart of Europe’s economy, accounting for over 90% of all businesses in the EU and for more than half of its gross domestic product, whilst employing about 100 million EU workers before the pandemic.

Media Partnership: Charting pathways to enable net zero – what role for hydrogen?

One year after its release, the EU Hydrogen Strategy continues to be the centre of debates on where, when and how hydrogen can best support the EU’s energy transition goals.

Media Partnership: The Blue Economy in the Green Transition – European contributions to sustainable ocean management

In this webinar we will discuss European policies and initiatives for a sustainable blue economy and how these initiatives contribute to the global efforts for sustainable ocean management.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2021

Future of work – how has the COVID-19 pandemic re-shaped the agenda?

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries had experienced transformations in their labour and jobs markets as a consequence of technological progress, climate change, globalisation, and shifts in demography.
Digital & Media 22-06-2021

Trust in the Digital Decade – Making sure technology serves EU citizens

On March 9th, the European Commission presented a vision for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. This vision for the EU’s digital decade focuses on around four key points: skills, government, infrastructures, business. A framework of digital principles will help promote...
Digital & Media 21-06-2021

The Twin Transition: How can Green Growth and Digital Transformation go hand in hand to drive Europe’s recovery?

The European Commission states that “Europe must leverage the potential of digital transformation, which is a key enabler for reaching the Green Deal objectives.”
Digital & Media 10-06-2021

Over a Coffee with Alex Rogers, Executive Vice President of Qualcomm

Over A Coffee with Alex Rogers, Executive Vice President of Qualcomm, and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing A recent Accenture study on the impact of 5G in the European economy reports that 5G will drive up to €2.0 trillion in...

China, EU and US cooperation on climate change – Is there political will to make real progress?

China, the EU and the US are collectively responsible for around 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

EU agenda for global forests – Getting the balance right

The EU engagement in negotiating Forest Partnerships for the period 2022-2027 is expected to deliver on the European Green Deal priorities as well as the EU’s development cooperation objectives, including poverty alleviation and human rights.
Economy & Jobs 18-03-2021

Gender equality in the workplace: How to build on recent progress to reach true parity

Gender equality is a core value of the EU, a fundamental right and key principle of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Economy & Jobs 19-02-2021

CETA and Ireland Explained

Before the vote in Ireland’s parliament, the Dáil, EURACTIV takes a closer look at the impacts of CETA on Ireland and Irish exports into Canada, such as Irish Whiskey.
05-11-2020

How to Save Christmas – Over A Coffee… with Adina Vălean

Saving Christmas isn’t an opportunity which presents itself often in one’s career. Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport has been granted at least the possibility of slaying the Ghost of Christmas Future, by navigating safe passage through a sea of...
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Digital & Media 26-06-2020

Experience Readiness Level – Intersection of Arts and Technology in the New European Digital Era

Today, we stand on the edge of a new era, powered by 5G, Industrial IoT and quantum computing. The challenge for the European Parliament, and for the whole of Europe, is to go further. To help industry stay focused on...
Politics 05-03-2020

This is the ‘Decade of Delivery’ for Sexual and Reproductive Health, says UN’s Kanem

The Executive Director of  the United Nations Population Fund on advancing the UN-EU ‘Spotlight Initiative’ - a global, multi-year programme to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
Health 28-02-2020

‘Don’t panic about COVID-19, learn from Latvia,’ says Pabriks

“Resilience is about education. COVID-19 will not be the last emergency faced by Europe,” said Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Artis Pabriks. “We must all learn from this, change our mindset when it comes to crisis management, educate...
Digital & Media 19-02-2020

Digital Agenda – speaking with Ismail Ertug, S&D

Ertug’s Social Contract for the Digital Age “We need a new Social Contract for the digital age” says Ismail Ertug, Vice President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, in charge of the group’s Digital Agenda. Speaking with EURACTIV’s...
Digital & Media 06-12-2019

EU ‘data sovereignty’: opportunities and challenges

In November 2018, the European Commission presented its Digital Strategy, where it set the vision to become a ‘digitally transformed, user-focused and data-driven administration by 2022’.