Brian Maguire

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’.
Economy & Jobs 14-10-2019

Ensuring the future competitiveness of EU industry in a fast-changing global economy

Manufacturers are the backbone of the European economy. Yet companies face more and more challenges that put this strong position at risk.
EU Elections 2019 08-10-2019

Over a Coffee with Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman

Another five years? European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has thrown her hat into the ring for another term.

Powering today’s world with tomorrow in mind

Twelve years. According to the latest IPCC report, that’s how long we have left to make sure global warming doesn’t increase beyond 1.5C. Waiting any longer or allowing temperatures to rise above this limit risks “irreversible impacts.”
Health 14-06-2019

Rui Pinto: hacker, criminal, or whistleblower?

Outraged by what Ana Gomes, an outgoing MEP with the Socialists & Democrats, says is Rui Pinto’s unjust detention, deep seated corruption in Portuguese public life and the European football industry, she has launched a campaign of support for Pinto.

CETA 05-06-2019

Over a Coffee with Daniel Costello, Canadian Ambassador to the EU

Daniel Costello, Canadian Ambassador to the EU joins EURACTIV's Brian Maguire to talk over a coffee about the relationship between the the EU and Canada, where it is today and what it could look like in the future.
Economy & Jobs 17-05-2019

An Innovative and Responsible Europe: Empowering young people

According to the UN, quality education is the foundation to create sustainable development. Education and teachers’ empowerment are therefore considered as key factors in supporting youth as a globally connected engine for change.
EU Elections 2019 16-04-2019

Over a Coffee with Frans Timmermans, lead candidate for the PES

Frans Timmermans, lead candidate in the European Elections for the PES group meets with EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee.