Malte Ketelsen

Over A Coffee with Maroš Šefčovič

Over A Coffee with Maros Sefcovic

European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič meets with EURACTIV’s Sam Morgan over a coffee to talk about Europe’s climate policy, Nord Stream 2 and why he thinks he can succeed Jean-Claude Juncker in the top job.

How to reduce the impact of plastic products on the marine environment?

The ocean provides us with everything we need: food, oxygen, inspiration and jobs. It also regulates the climate. Despite its vital importance, between 4.8 and 12 million tons of plastic enter the ocean every year.
Politics 03-07-2018

Lobbyist: In Brussels, the balance of power is in the camp of NGOs

It’s crucial for the industry to move from a defensive to a pro-active attitude and be able to communicate with the public and social networks in order to achieve a science-based policy making.
Politics 29-06-2018

Over A Coffee with Tanja Fajon, Slovenian MEP

Tanja Fajon meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about Europe’s handling of the migration crisis and the toxic impact of populism on Europe’s values.
Politics 26-06-2018

Over A Coffee with Paulo Rangel, Portuguese MEP

Paulo Rangel meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about reshaping the Eurozone, and how the lessons of the economic crisis are driving a serious reform agenda, designed to protect Europe from future melt-downs.
Economy & Jobs 22-06-2018

Circular economy: Linking the EU and global agenda

In January 2018, the European Union adopted a new package as part of a broader Circular Economy action plan launched in 2015.
Digital 21-06-2018

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing: Game changer or just another hype?

Most people agree that artificial intelligence will have a huge impact on the way Europeans will produce and consume in the future. However, there are differing views on what the European Union can do to tap the full potential of AI in manufacturing and while coping with possible challenges.
Politics 20-06-2018

Quo vadis, EU evidence-based policy making? Addressing the “evidence – policy” gap

In theory, the EU policy decision-making process is based on the principal that excellence, independence, accountability and efficiency in science or evidence-based advice should inform political choices.
15-06-2018

Tweets of the Week: G7 Summit, The Strasbourg Train and Aquarius

G7 Summit shows international strain, if you’re going to Strasbourg, maybe don’t take the train and Euroean Plenary talks migration again. It wasn’t quite the last supper, but the G7 Summit certainly had a finality about it. I knew the...
08-06-2018

Commission throws lifeline to Penka the cow

EU import rules do apply to Penka the cow, but she is now safely back in Bulgaria awaiting tests to see if she is healthy and able rejoin her fellow cows.
Agrifood 08-06-2018

EU health chief: Some politicians spoke too ‘loudly’ against glyphosate before elections

Some politicians spoke loudly before the election proposing to immediately ban glyphosate, but after the election, they were “welcomed to reality”, Andriukaitis said.
Cybersecurity 08-06-2018

Wire Taps on Your Apps? ePrivacy and Security: Striking a Balance

Does the ePrivacy Regulation set a high standard for the confidentiality of electronic communications, or is it a far-reaching expansion of government surveillance authority?
Agrifood 06-06-2018

How should we regulate pesticides? Solutions for safe, transparent decision-making

Over the past months, discussion has heated up regarding the use and safety of pesticides in Europe. All stakeholders are calling for a transparent and science-based approach. But how can policy-makers ensure that the authorisation procedure really is based on sound research?
Economy & Jobs 05-06-2018

The Channel Tunnel: What economic value to European trade?

The Channel Tunnel provides a fast, frequent and reliable route accounting for €138 bn of trade and 21 million passengers each year. It has changed the way transport and logistics operate across the continent.
Politics 01-06-2018

Tweets of the Week: Oettinger, golden passports and Mamoudou Gassama

This week, gaffe-prone Gunther rides again, golden passports are met with disdain and Malian hero earns widespread acclaim.
Agrifood 25-05-2018

Eric Andrieu on Efsa, PEST committee and France

French MEP Eric Andrieu discusses the role of the EP’s PEST Committee, which he chairs, to respond to comments suggesting that it is at a dead-end.
Agrifood 24-05-2018

Innovation in agriculture for a secure food supply

The European farming sector today faces a number of challenges: producing better food for a growing population while respecting the environment and ensuring good living standards to farmers.
Agrifood 18-05-2018

Reducing emissions in agriculture: What solutions for a more sustainable farming sector?

Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate change. However, it also contributes to the release of gases like ammonia and greenhouse gases (GHGs), affecting the quality of air and biodiversity.
Digital 18-05-2018

Digital Skills: Mind the gap

On 10 June 2016 the European Commission published a New Skills Agenda for Europe: Working together to strengthen human capital, employability and competitiveness. It presents a number of actions and initiatives with the ambition to tackle the digital skills deficit in Europe.

Under Pressure, with Nord Stream 2: ‘How often do you receive calls from Mr Putin?’

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project has come under intense scrutiny from the European Commission, which drafted a special directive last year to try and stop it. EURACTIV’s Frédéric Simon asked the awkward question to Nord Stream 2’s Chief Financial Officer, Paul Corcoran.
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European Dialogue 2018
Economy & Jobs 04-05-2018

European Dialogue 2018: Social Europe Strengthening Workers’ Voice

The worker's voice is part of a democratic Europe. Securing and strengthening it is supposed to increase the acceptance of the EU.
Ridesharing in Estonia
Future of mobility 30-04-2018

Ridesharing in Estonia

As Europe looks for models to facilitate a peaceful coexistence between taxi drivers and new ride-sharing platforms, like Uber or Taxify, Estonia offers a valid solution for both the traditional transport providers and the newcomers to share the market, while ensuring that the new digital ecosystem does not hamper consumers’ rights.
Health 27-04-2018

Clearing the clouds: Reduced-risk and vaping regulation

Reduced-risk products (RRPs) have the potential to reduce the risk of harm associated with a particular activity or behavior, what about smoking?

Integrating the EU energy rules into South East Europe

In 2015 the European Commission adopted its strategy for a European Energy Union, to give a boost to completing the internal energy market. Since then, many member states and even regional wholesale markets are increasingly characterised by fair and open competition.