Michael Ball

Economy & Jobs 31-07-2018

A journey through EU Cohesion Policy

Cohesion Policy supports the development of regions that are lagging behind and helps in fostering innovation and enterprise in more advanced areas of the European Union.
Politics 27-07-2018

Tweets of the Week: Alexandre Benalla, Juncker in Washington and Chocolate Bar Justice

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tweets of the Week. This week, Macron’s presidency in question, Juncker looks in Trump's direction, and an iconic chocolate shape misses out on EU copyright protection.
Agrifood 13-07-2018

Greening European agriculture: Can the new CAP be really green?

Environmental pressure and climate change are some of the main challenges facing agriculture today. The 2013 Common Agricultural Policy reform addressed these problems with “greening” measures, in an attempt to make the direct payments system more environment-friendly.
Energy 21-06-2018

The Future of Cooling: Implications for Energy and the Environment

The demand for space cooling in buildings is expected to grow exponentially in the coming decades.
Development Policy 11-06-2018

‘Water, women and waste’ are our development priorities, says Coca-Cola SVP

In an interview at the European Development Days in Brussels, Perez underlined Coca-Cola's hopes to work with the EU on its flagship External Investment Plan that seeks to build partnerships between local communities, governments, and the private sector.

Is the Commission credible about preventing plastic pollution?

June 8th was World Oceans Day and the European Commission was quick to point out their contribution to preventing plastic pollution ending up in the ocean.
Politics 08-06-2018

Tweets of the Week: U.S Trade Tariffs, European Development Days and Penka the Cow

This week, real trade war now, European development days take a bow, and Europe unites to save Penka the cow.
Elections 07-06-2018

European Youth Event 2018

The European Youth Event is a unique opportunity for young Europeans to make their voices heard. EURACTIV went to Strasbourg to learn more about their hopes for the upcoming European Parliament elections, as well as their visions for the future of the EU.
Future EU 06-06-2018

Straight Outta Strasbourg: MEPs rap battle for the youth vote

The 2018 European Youth Event was home to one of the most unusual European Parliament happenings of the year - an MEP rap battle.

Solar trade barriers: Who are they benefiting?

In December 2013, the European Union imposed trade defence measures on solar panels and cells from China, which are set to expire in September 2018.

Heating and cooling: Towards a fossil-free reality?

Today, several renewable technologies are available to decarbonise heating and cooling (H&C). They are mature and ready to deliver but the market uptake of renewable energies in the H&C sector remains difficult.
Freedom of thought 23-05-2018

Freedom of expression in Europe: Who draws the line?

Hate speech laws are spreading in Europe as EU governments and international organisations try to find measures to defuse conflicts.
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Future EU 20-05-2018

‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ launch 7 May 2018

On 7 May the ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign was officially launched in partnership with the BOZAR and the city of Brussels, and with the support of the campaign's partners.

Making bioeconomy circular: How far can circular economy principles be applied to the bioeconomy?

The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way.
Health 30-04-2018

Empowering citizens to protect their health: What role for vaccinations?

The most important achievements in public health occurred during the last century. Together with clean water, sanitation and the use of antibiotics, vaccines are an essential part of these achievements.
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Digital 27-04-2018

Are you ready for the future of work?

Automation, AI and digital technologies mean that in the next 10 to 15 years, 21 million new jobs will be created and 90% of all jobs will require at least some level of digital skills.
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Politics 27-04-2018

Tweets of the Week: Macron goes to Washington, Brexit app stalls, and Kate delivers

This week, Macron helps Trump plant a tree, Europeans in the UK are un-appy, and William and Kate welcome baby number three.
Agrifood 26-04-2018

Financing EU agriculture after 2020: What future for the CAP?

The recent European Commission’s Communication on The Future of Food and Farming, published at the end of 2017, announced a shift away from a unified set of requirements decided in Brussels for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy.

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.
Politics 13-04-2018

Tweets of the Week: Hungarian voters allegiant, Good Friday Agreement, EU investigators vehement

This week, to Viktor Orban, Hungarian voters are allegiant, ongoing Brexit troubles jeopardise the Good Friday Agreement, and in raiding Murdoch’s HQ, EU investigators are vehement.

Safe and circular: Making food contact material work for consumers and the environment

Packaging is essential to preserve the safety and quality of food for consumers all across Europe. Food Contact Materials (FCMs) help maintain food and drinks’ standards and safeguard public health.
Nuria Oliver
Digital 07-03-2018

Game Changers: Nuria Oliver on Artificial Intelligence

Nuria Oliver talks about why we are currently living in the “Golden Age” of AI, how she personally got involved in the field, and her thoughts on how Europe can be a global leader in AI.
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Digital 22-02-2018

European data centres: Supporting growth in Europe

Technology is changing the economy - not just in the bigger cities but also in regions across Europe.