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Agrifood 17-07-2019

Share A Snack: Challenge your perceptions about savoury snacks!

The European Snacks Association (ESA) recently organised the 6th edition of its “Share A Snack” event on the crowded Place Luxembourg to raise awareness about savoury snacks products in a convivial atmosphere.

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS): Time to inject a new sense of urgency?

The European Commission unveiled its 2050 climate strategy on November 28th, saying the transition to “a climate neutral economy” with net-zero emissions by mid-century will be positive for the economy, despite the significant additional investments it will require.
Health 03-07-2019

Work-life balance: Health and well-being in the digital era

The European Commission recognises the importance of work-life balance. It is argued that a positive work-life balance contributes to a more inclusive labour market, reducing the gender employment gap and raising individuals’ quality of life.
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Agrifood 28-06-2019

Agriculture Atlas 2019

Facts and figures on EU farming policy.
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Economy & Jobs 25-06-2019

networX. Inspiring Rural Europe

networX was the largest gathering or rural development stakeholders in the current EU programming period. Over 400 participants from the EU and beyond gathered in Brussels for two days celebrating the results of the past ten years of rural networking...
Politics 21-06-2019

No deal on top jobs or climate neutrality at June summit

The June European Council was all about jobs. Leaders failed to fill the five available positions to lead the EU in the next mandate and to reach an agreement to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which would lead to the creation of a million jobs, according to a European Commission assessment.
EU Elections 2019 21-06-2019

Rutte: ‘I will never support stabilisation mechanisms at euro level’

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com after the European Council, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said on Friday (21 June) that he "will never support" new budgetary instruments to stabilise the euro area if an economic shock hits the region.

Powering today’s world with tomorrow in mind

Twelve years. According to the latest IPCC report, that’s how long we have left to make sure global warming doesn’t increase beyond 1.5C. Waiting any longer or allowing temperatures to rise above this limit risks “irreversible impacts.”
Cybersecurity 07-06-2019

AI-enabled facial recognition: More than just ethics?

Facial recognition technology has been advancing rapidly over the past decade and is starting to be common in more devices, more places and real time. The odds are that facial biometrical information is already being analysed regularly. While there are...
CETA 05-06-2019

Over a Coffee with Daniel Costello, Canadian Ambassador to the EU

Daniel Costello, Canadian Ambassador to the EU joins EURACTIV's Brian Maguire to talk over a coffee about the relationship between the the EU and Canada, where it is today and what it could look like in the future.
Future of mobility 04-06-2019

The road to decarbonisation: Long-term biofuels policy in a changing EU political landscape

The EU has outlined a vision for a zero-carbon future – one that would require a massive increase in the deployment of renewable energy sources.
Politics 31-05-2019

Tweets of the Week: EU Elections, Spitzenkandidaten, and Council Summit

Welcome to Euractiv’s #EUtweets of the week. This week it’s election election election, Spitzenkandidaten anticipate rejection and EU leaders tussle over selection. This episode is supported by Amfori find out more about their big event at the end. Last week...
EU Elections 2019 27-05-2019

It’s coalition time at the European Parliament after the elections

The ‘Green Wave’ and the rise of the Liberals have transformed the European Parliament, which for the first time in 40 years will not be governed by the two main parties. Political forces are now expected to work out a compromise on the next Commission president... if the member states allow.
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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