Evi Kiorri

Economy & Jobs 26-11-2020

Social Economy – a driver of cohesion

  In the second part of EURACTIV’s series on cohesion policy, the European Union’s project to decrease the disparities between its regions, we look at social economy, its importance to the bloc’s economic and social health as well as its...
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...
Digital 22-10-2020

Empowering Citizens – The key to a successful digital health transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore the untapped potential for the deployment of digital health tools in Europe. Digital tools can empower citizens to manage their own health, allow healthcare workers to treat patients remotely, enable beneficial research efforts,...
Economy & Jobs 05-10-2020

Unlocking the benefits of diversity in the workplace

The European Commission announced in March 2020 that it will launch a five-year gender equality strategy. It will revive plans for mandatory quotas of women on company boards, amid slowing progress towards gender equality among top management. The EU commissioner...

Can sustainable industries in Europe be globally competitive? The case of batteries

The European Commission has announced its intention to revise the EU Batteries Directive and create a new regulatory framework for batteries, with a view to providing Europe with an effective battery value chain to achieve the ambitious EU climate change,...
Non-discrimination 30-09-2020

Non-Discrimination Terminology in the Media

Over the years, the European Union has put in place legislation to tackle discrimination, such as the Racial Equality Directive. While the Directive was adopted two decades ago, various problems still persist in the national implementation of European non-discrimination law....
Economy & Jobs 31-08-2020

Climate protest against the EU-Mercosur trade deal

Protests against the planned EU-Mercosur trade agreement were held on Friday (28 August), with the participating groups citing the incompatibilities of the EU's climate ambitions with actions taken by the Brazilian government.
Economy & Jobs 26-08-2020

Do you speak cohesion?

  In the first edition of “Do you speak cohesion?” we are breaking down the elements of the cohesion policy or regional development funds, providing a better understanding over the European Union’s support mechanism. We will be explaining what is...
Politics 20-08-2020

EU to impose sanctions over election fraud in Belarus

The European Union does not recognise the results of Belarus elections and would shortly impose sanctions on those who were involved in electoral fraud and repression of protests, the European Council chief said on Wednesday.

20-07-2020

Budget Summit: How it happened

EU leaders are under pressure to reach a deal on the next Multiannual Financial Framework and the Recovery Fund as they are heading into their fourth day of negotiations.
Agrifood 13-07-2020

Rural broadband – Challenges and opportunities

The economic competitiveness of regions, and notably rural regions, depends on good connectivity. This means not just roads and railways, but also internet highways. Connectivity to fast internet in rural areas is still almost half of what it is on...
Politics 10-07-2020

Tweets of the Week: VDL on Video, Merkel in the EP, Barnier en route

VDL’s video is a step too far, Merkel’s Parliament performance raises the bar and Michel Barnier is back on the Eurostar.
Economy & Jobs 08-07-2020

Re-starting the EU economy – How can industry contribute to a resilient and sustainable recovery?

The outbreak of the corona pandemic has posed a serious threat to European industry in both the short and long term, from disruption of supply chains due to transport and travel restrictions, to the loss of suppliers. Most industrial companies...
Economy & Jobs 29-06-2020

Achieving a digital and sustainable recovery

The COVID-19 crisis led to new creative solutions and long-term policies to make society more resilient to future shocks.
Agrifood 24-06-2020

Farm to Fork Strategy: What role of nutrients?

Looking at the future of agriculture in general, and the fertiliser industry in particular, the challenges of sustainable food production are apparent. Growing food demand will force farmers to invest in innovative tools to increase production, ensuring maximum efficiency from...
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