Esther Snippe

Adenovirus, COVID-19 examined as possible cause for mysterious hepatitis

As acute hepatitis cases of unknown origin continue to grow across the globe, the investigation into its origin is ongoing. While the leading hypothesis is adenovirus, the link to COVID-19 is also being looked at. 
Agrifood 29-03-2022

Show me the money: How much is the next CAP worth?

In a recent EURACTIV quiz, only 58.8% of respondents correctly identified how much of the EU’s budget is devoted to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), while just under two-thirds knew which of the CAP financial instruments is the largest. In...
Health 11-02-2022

New contraception ranking shows differences between East and West

Western Europe performed well in the latest ranking on access to contraception and information about it. On the other end, Poland remained the laggard for the second year running, scoring lower than ever and underscoring the growing east-west divide.
Health 10-02-2022

Could animal-to-human transplantation fill the EU’s organ shortage void?

After the first successful animal-to-human organ transplant, hopes are high that this could offer a way to tackle the chronic global organ shortage. And while it is slowly becoming a reality in the US, the EU is close on its heels.

Participatory budgeting: Europe’s bet to increase trust in government

Participatory budgeting (PB) - the shared decision between city leaders and inhabitants on spending a part of the municipal budget - is becoming an increasingly popular democratic tool in Europe.
Economy & Jobs 03-01-2022

20 years of euro: The success and shortcomings

Although officially introduced on 1 January 1999, the euro became a tangible reality for most Europeans on 1 January 2002, when the first euro coins and banknotes were put into circulation.
Climate change 26-11-2021

INFOGRAPHIC: After COP26, world is still on track for drastic global warming

As the dust settles on the COP26 climate summit, many are left wondering whether the fanfare of pledges made in Glasgow will make any tangible difference to global warming.
Agrifood 28-10-2021

Animal welfare in the EU

Where do the EU and its member states stand in terms of animal welfare and what is being done in terms of policy? In this infographic, EURACTIV takes a look at some of the key facts and figures.

Concerns raised over green spending as EU moves forward with recovery plan

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has called on EU member states to speed up delivery of their national spending plans in order tap into the EU's €750 billion recovery fund, but concerns have been raised over a lack of transparency on how the money may be spent.

Biodiversity in Europe: EU aims to protect 30% of land and sea

With a UN biodiversity summit approaching in spring, 2021 has been hailed as a super year for biodiversity. As part of its contribution, the European Commission is preparing legislation to introduce legal protection for 30% of land and sea in Europe.
Coronavirus 22-01-2021

COVID vaccine contract: nearly a quarter obscured

As European lawmakers demand more transparency around COVID vaccine contracts, a EURACTIV analysis has found that nearly a quarter of the CureVac COVID vaccine contract made available to MEPs this week, including nearly two-thirds of its Annexes, has been redacted.
Non-discrimination 25-09-2020

Handbook on the racial equality directive

This Handbook on the Racial Equality Directive was drafted in response to a lack of awareness on the topic of non-discrimination – the rights, bodies and redress mechanisms - and an unclear understanding of what discrimination really means.