Michael Ball

Agrifood 01-07-2020

Food security & Climate change post-COVID – Improving the sustainability of EU agriculture

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about the fragility of our food supply, putting food security back on the agenda. Coupled with the on-going threat of climate change, agriculture has a crucial role to play to ensure European food remains...
21-04-2020

Crisis innovation: virtual Stars4Media lab

The need for innovation and building new skills is paramount for the media sector to respond to the coronavirus crisis. The Stars4Media Lab went virtual with its training and policy event, bridging promising media professionals and media experts to develop...
Global Europe 08-04-2020

University programme for Afghan women in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the UN, and the EU are working together on a programme to educate Afghan women.

The EU Climate Law explained

The European Commission tabled its much-awaited Climate Law in March this year, in a bid to carve into stone Europe’s objective of becoming the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050. EURACTIV explains what the Climate Law does, how it works and what its criticisms are.
Politics 13-03-2020

Tweets of the Week: Home working, hand washing, and cancelled flights

EU leaders work from home, remember, wash your hands with loads of foam, and Trump clamps down on desire to roam. Welcome to Euractiv’s EU Tweets of the Week, this week it’s a Corona special, we’re hoping it goes viral!...

‘This climate law is a surrender,’ Thunberg says of proposed climate legislation

The European Commission's proposed climate legislation "is a surrender", Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg said in the European Parliament on Wednesday (4 March) and urged MEPs to do more.
Politics 14-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: VLD vs Boris, Coronavirus, and Irish elections

Welcome to Euractiv’s EU Tweets of the Week VDL issues Boris an Ozzie correction, efforts continue to stop coronavirus infection and Irish give tight result in general election. This episode is supported by ACI Europe, find out more about them...
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Digital 07-02-2020

Google Online Safety Summit 2020

The Google.org Online Safety Summit took place in Brussels on Tuesday (4 February), showcasing Google.org Impact Challenge on Safety community organisations tackling hate, extremism and child safety online.

‘Don’t waste your money on American LNG’: Mark Ruffalo in the European Parliament

Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday (5 February), Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo spoke out against a proposed EU list of energy infrastructure projects that will be voted on next week in the European Parliament.
Agrifood 03-02-2020

Common Agricultural Policy: How to encourage young people to get into agricultural profession?

EURACTIV France organised a round table to discuss the EU's Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 and the support for the renewal of generations of farmers.
Brexit 31-01-2020

‘This is the point of no return’: British MEPs bid farewell to the EU

After 47 years of membership, the UK will leave the EU on 31 January. EURACTIV interviewed British MEPs Nathan Gill (Brexit Party) and Caroline Voaden (Liberal Democrats) before they leave their seats at the European Parliament to know about their...
Health 27-01-2020

Sustainability at Stadio Olimpico

In the framework of the Life TACKLE project, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome has been making changes to be more environmentally friendly. Stadium Manager Andrea Santini explains the steps they have already taken, and the plans they have for the future.
Politics 24-01-2020

Tweets of the Week: Night Trains, Davos, Macron in Jerusalem

Brussels gets worked up over a brand new train, too many jets at Davos the Twitterati complain, and in Jerusalem Macron puts security under strain.
Health 23-01-2020

Florinel Coman and Dennis Man: ‘Football can help the environment’

Florinel Coman and Dennis Man speak about the contributions that football can make towards sustainability. For more information on the project, be sure to check out https://lifetackle.eu/
Digital 15-01-2020

Storytelling and Multilingualism at Netflix

Netflix's Diego Avalos discusses the importance of original storytelling as part of Netflix's creative output, how the company identifies the stories at the heart of its production, and multilingualism in the age of mass online media
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Aerospace 13-01-2020

Airbus and the EU: An agenda for EU aerospace and defence policies

The definition of a long-term European industrial strategy will allow the EU to successfully address the era of profound change we have entered, including the sustainable and digital transitions.
Politics 10-01-2020

Tweets of the Week: Iran Responses, VDL in London, Megxit

Soleimani airstrike causes international strain, VDL heads to London by taking a plane, and Harry and Meghan decide being Royal’s a pain.  
Politics 20-12-2019

Tweets of the Week: Christmas Special

EURACTIV's EU Tweets of the Year!
Politics 13-12-2019

Tweets of the Week: Climate Actions, Macron Turtleneck and UK Election

Climate activists set out their goals, Macron’s jumper amuses style trolls, and the great British public goes to the polls.
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Health 12-12-2019

The European Medical Cannabis Association – the Brussels-based industry body – calls for harmonised EU regulatory framework to create equal access for patients

The European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA), the newly formed Brussels-based industry body, represents the interests of ethical companies working in the supply and manufacturer of medicinal cannabis.
Economy & Jobs 11-12-2019

EU businesses’ total tax contribution – towards greater tax transparency

The fight against corporate tax avoidance is central to the European Commission's political aims of ensuring a fairer Single Market and more stable environment for business.
Energy 10-12-2019

50% Renewables by 2030: Creating a flexible power system to ensure EU’s renewable ambition becomes a reality

Today in Europe, renewable sources of energy meet 30% of electricity needs. The binding renewable energy target for the EU by 2030 is to deliver at least 50% of its electricity consumption from renewable sources of electricity.
Health 10-12-2019

Sustainable Football with Salvatore Sirigu and Elena Linari

Salvatore Sirigu and Elena Linari speak about bringing sustainability into football and into their lives.

Frontier Research: Creating Pathways to Sustainability

This conference covered relevant research supported by the European Research Council (ERC) and provided a networking forum for ERC-funded researchers as well as policy-makers.
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