Michael Ball

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.
Politics 10-05-2019

Tweets of the Week: Sibiu Summit, Juncker, and the Royal Baby

Sibiu earns international fame, Jean Claude Juncker takes some of the blame and the Royal baby is given a name.
Digital 09-05-2019

‘Trust is a must’ for the future of the EU’s Digital Single Market

The future for digitisation in European business is pivotal at the moment for the EU.
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.
EU Elections 2019 12-04-2019

Over a Coffee with Jan Zahradil lead candidate for the ECR

With the European Elections just around the corner the ECR candidate lays out ECR's vision for the future of Europe as well as possible collaborations with Salvini and Orban.

Contributing to a CO2 neutral gas supply: On the road to 2050 – what role for renewable gases and gas infrastructure?

Climate change requires urgent action and the ultimate challenge is to carry out the required transition towards a greener future at affordable cost for EU citizens and in line with EU energy security perspectives.
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Politics 09-04-2019

Why the EU needs to take a local shift

Whether it’s Brexit, the climate strikes or the ‘gilets jaunes’: Europeans no longer want ‘politics as usual’. This sentiment, which is being expressed by the European population, should send a shockwave through EU Member States.
Health 28-03-2019

A Europe that Champions Well-being: Reframing EU priorities for the next five years

A global paradigm shift is occurring in attitudes towards economic and social progress. From a GDP centred model, a new paradigm now focuses on improving citizen’s well-being. All Policies for a Healthy Europe is a multi-stakeholder initiative calling for Europe...
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Agrifood 22-03-2019

The future of farming is sustainable and connected

Agriculture is a difficult business involving a lot of different aspects such as the quality of the food, the environment and the economic situation of the farmers.
Brexit 15-03-2019

The Irish Border and Brexit

The decision of the British people to leave the European Union will have important consequences both in Europe and in the UK, but Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland will be the most heavily impacted by Brexit.
Climate change 08-03-2019

Carbon leakage: Energy-intensive industries and the EU’s decarbonisation roadmap

Does decarbonisation inevitably mean de-industrialisation?
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Economy & Jobs 26-02-2019

EU Cohesion Policy: a tool you benefit from without knowing it

It is called Cohesion Policy: it is the main investment, solidarity and development tool of the EU for its cities and regions. It gives a face to Europe on the ground. Still, many erroneously believe it only invests in disadvantaged regions, while more privileged areas are just losing money they send to the EU.
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Agrifood 25-01-2019

Discover the passion of the flavour industry with our #Flavour Ambassadors

Do you want to learn more about the flavours in your favourite food? Discover it now first hand with our #Flavour Ambassadors, what inspire these professionals, how is their day to day work and how do they meet consumer’s expectations.
Tweets of the Week: Brexit transport, migration, and US downgrades EU
Brexit 11-01-2019

Tweets of the Week: Brexit transport, migration, and US downgrades EU

This week, Brexit transport plans are totally cracked, migrants saved thanks to EU pact and Donald Trump displays his usual tact. This episode is supported by Medicines for Europe.
Economy & Jobs 21-12-2018

Local organisations are fighting youth unemployment in Europe: this is how

More than three million young people are unemployed in the EU and although Europe does not have competences over the labour market, it helps fighting unemployment including through the use of the Cohesion Fund. We have travelled across Europe to find out how.
Politics 14-12-2018

Tweets of the Week: Strasbourg attack, democracy challenged in Hungary, and Theresa May

Outrage over Strasbourg attack, democracy in Hungary continues to crack, and Theresa May avoids the sack.

Local Energy Communities: driver of the 2050 low-carbon agenda?

Households and neighbourhoods feeding small-scale electricity and heat into a decentralised European energy grid: this is the vision developed by proponents of microgeneration. As much as half of EU citizens – including local communities, schools and hospitals – could be...
Politics 07-12-2018

Tweets of the Week: Article 50 in ECJ, Selmayrgate, and Gilets Jaunes protests

This week, Article 50 in ECJ, Selmayrgate just won’t go away, and Gilets Jaunes protests go seriously astray.
Automated vehicles 28-11-2018

Galileo: A critical component for autonomous driving?

The past decades have seen substantial improvements in the performance of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. The satellite signals have been modernised, and by the end of 2018, multi-band GNSS will become affordable.
Cybersecurity 26-11-2018

Can the EU lead on cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity has become a prominent topic on the EU policy agenda. The NIS directive, the EU's first cybersecurity law, went into effect in May of this year. And the European Commission proposed more legislation, known as the cybersecurity act, in September 2017.
Central Asia 08-11-2018

EU visa facilitation for Kazakhstan will be a win-win story

There is nothing to be feared from putting in place visa facilitation for Kazakh citizens.
Agrifood 07-11-2018

Science in the future of agriculture: Can innovation double food production – and improve sustainability?

The European farming sector is facing a number of challenges – producing more and better food from shrinking arable land for a growing population, while preserving the environment and ensuring good living standards for farmers.
Electricity 06-11-2018

Regulated energy prices: The end of an era?

Many European countries have various types of limits on gas and electricity prices paid by consumers, a legacy inherited from the post-war period.
Politics 26-10-2018

Tweets of the Week: Anger in Strasbourg, plastic ban, and the Sakharov Prize

Angry words in the chamber are drastic, MEPs vote against plastic, and reaction to the Sakharov Prize is fantastic.

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