Malte Ketelsen

Digital 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’.
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Economy & Jobs 02-12-2019

Opening ceremony of the Europe Enacted exhibition

On 13 November, the Council of the Notariats of the European Union held the opening ceremony of the Europe Enacted exhibition at the European Parliament, in the presence of representatives of the 22 notariats of the European Union, the European institutions and the Member States.
Future of mobility 22-11-2019

Greening mobility: Are we acting fast enough?

Transport has brought plenty of benefits to society, providing jobs, connecting people and moving goods. It now has to face its next challenge: reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Consumer behaviour & climate change: Can heating make a difference?

The planet is heating up fast. Whichever predictions you read, the consequences look serious.
Climate change 21-11-2019

Decarbonising the construction industry: Can Europe lead in low carbon buildings and infrastructure?

Buildings & construction are a major driver of energy demand and global CO2 emissions. According to the European Commission, they jointly account for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions and also 40% of final energy consumption.
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Global Europe 18-11-2019

Disability & Migration – AMiD final conference

How many migrants arriving in European have a disability? What kind of support do they need?
Politics 15-11-2019

Tweets of the Week: Commissioner Title Changes, Tusks Speech, Boris’ Mop

VdL’s new titles are a bit of a flop, Tusk Brexit  speech is a major mic-drop, and Boris Johnson it appears can’t use a mop.
Central Asia 15-11-2019

New Kazakh leadership: What impact for EU-Kazakhstan relations?

Following the presidential elections on June 9th, Kazakhstan has a new leader, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He is the second president to be elected after almost thirty years of uninterrupted rule by Nursultan Nazarbayev, who occupied the position since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Global Europe 12-11-2019

Clothing imports to the EU: Achieving sustainability & transparency in the supply chain

The EU’s retail clothing sector sources textiles and clothes from all over the world. In addition to sourcing at the most competitive rates, they must also consider how industries, such as cotton production, are regulated in different countries, both in terms of the environment and international labour standards.
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12-11-2019

Elimination of child and forced labour in the Uzbek textile sector

Adkham Ikramov, Chairman of the Chamber of Trade and Industry of Uzbekistan, commended the efforts of Uzbekistan’s government since 2013 to eliminate child and forced labour in the cotton harvesting sector.  
Politics 08-11-2019

Tweets of the Week: Empty UK Chairs, EU China Food Deal, Schiphol Airport

Boris Johnson has chairs to fill, Emmanuel Macron had steak to grill, and Dutch police get impromptu alarm drill.
Politics 01-11-2019

Tweets of the Week: Brexit Extension, Oettinger’s Budget and European Prizes

Brexit didn’t happen so it’s not yet goodbyes, Oettinger accuses the FT of lies, and Uyghur rights activist wins Sakharov prize.
Health 28-10-2019

Protecting workers: What role for agile solutions?

Over the last decades, the world of work has changed dramatically. While the traditional career model is fading, self-employment and ‘gig’ working is becoming more commonplace and mobility across industries and geographies is increasing.
Economy & Jobs 23-10-2019

The Future of Global Trade

EU trade policy has gained momentum in recent years with several notable agreements concluded – CETA, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, Vietnam, Mercosur. Keeping the momentum in the 2019–2024 mandate is not a certainty.
Circular economy 21-10-2019

The circular economy: Its potential, its challenges

Ensuring sustainable growth for the EU implies moving from a 'take-make-dispose' model towards a model where resources are used in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Politics 18-10-2019

Tweets of the Week: European Council Brexit Special

Brexit negotiations drive everyone mad, there was not a wink of sleep to be had and in the end is ANYONE glad? It’s a Brexit special this week.
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Energy 18-10-2019

Decarbonising district energy for our cities

Euroheat & Power has come forward with a commitment to full decarbonisation of Europe’s district heating and cooling networks before 2050 but Managing Director Paul Voss wants everyone to know he’s not proud of it.
Health 15-10-2019

Tap water in the EU: Environmental and health considerations

Finland’s EU presidency and MEPs in the new European Parliament will have to address all relevant health concerns when it comes to drinking water rules if they want to pass the historic first citizen-led EU legislation in the next term.
Azerbaijan 14-10-2019

Global Eurasia – Connectivity as a driver for peace, stability & security

In the Caucasus Region, power has traditionally been a complex mix of countries’ geography, resources, military capabilities and economic importance. Yet trade and trading routes are often underestimated as a driver for security and stability.
EU Elections 2019 11-10-2019

Commissioner Hearings: Best Of

A compilation of some of the best moments of the 24 hearings.
Politics 11-10-2019

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, Goulard, and Fake News

Brexit shouting until we are hoarse, Goulard’s ousting revealed at the source, and fake news website exposed by task force.
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.
Politics 04-10-2019

Tweets of the Week: Brexit Plans, Austrian elections, Commissioner Hearings

It’s the Brexit Chronicle’s gazillionth edition, Austrian elections give Kurz the ignition, and would-be Commissioners face a grand inquisition.
Future EU 03-10-2019

20 Visions for Europe: ‘There is no infinite amount of hope but there is still hope for us’

This video is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives.

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