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Future EU 13-07-2018

How the Spitzenkandidaten process will work ahead of 2019 elections

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The European elections are looming ever closer but how will the Parliament's main political groups choose their candidates for the EU's top jobs in the lead-up to May 2019?
Central Asia 06-07-2018

Kazakhstan is the buckle of the Belt and Road initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a development strategy proposed by the Chinese government which focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries. BRI largely replicates the Silk Road, a common historical heritage of China, Kazakhstan and all countries along its path.
Agrifood 25-06-2018

Organic farming: Europe’s south produces, north consumes

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Organic farmland in three countries in southern Europe accounts for 44.9% of the total across the EU but when it comes to the consumption of organic products, northern countries top the list.
Central Asia 22-06-2018

EU-Kazakhstan parliamentary relations

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The contractual basis for relations between the EU and Kazakhstan is the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA), the first of its kind and acclaimed both by Brussels and Astana. The European Parliament’s relations with Kazakhstan, however, fall in the remit of...
Agrifood 26-03-2018

10 years of CAP simplification

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After ten years of efforts, the European Commission and the member states are still trying to find ways to make the complex framework of the European Common Agricultural Policy simple and effective.  
Central Asia 13-03-2018

25 years of EU-Kazakhstan relations

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On 2 February 2018, EU and Kazakhstan celebrated the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations, an anchoring point for their close and mutually beneficial cooperation. This infographic highlights the main achievements of these 25 years.
Central Asia 08-02-2018

The EU-Kazakhstan agreement in an nutshell

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The Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Kazakhstan and the EU (EPCA) is unique. The European Commission says that the EU’s relationship with Central Asia in general and Kazakhstan in particular “has never been any stronger or any better”.
Agrifood 25-01-2018

Ecosystem services of EU forests

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Forests cover 40% of Europe’s territory and provide a multitude of ecosystem services that contribute to the health of the environment and human wellbeing.
Agrifood 20-12-2017

How can the CAP combat rural poverty and land abandonment?

Agriculture is a vital pillar of Europe’s rural economies, providing jobs and supporting rural communities.
Agrifood 05-12-2017

How important is a healthy breakfast in our lives?

The World Health Organisation says that more than 60% of children who are overweight before puberty will be overweight in early adulthood.
Agrifood 15-11-2017

Beyond the CAP: Complementarity in EU rural development funding

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Many rural areas suffer from high levels of unemployment and lack vital infrastructure like high-speed internet and transport connections: the EU’s rural residents are up to twice as likely as city-dwellers to experience poverty or social exclusion.
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Health 13-11-2017

Place your bets: FTI Consulting’s EMA relocation game

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The EU vote on 20 November will decide the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), one of the big Brexit prizes.
Energy 27-10-2017

Offshore drilling and environmental protection

In early offshore oil and gas activity, drilling wastes were generally discharged from the platforms directly to the sea. Until several decades ago, the seas and oceans were considered as limitless dumping grounds. Today apart from regulatory control, companies adopt voluntary measures to minimise the industry's impact on environment.
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Mineral wool can play a significant role in designing sustainable buildings

The positive contribution of mineral wool insulation to the different pillars of sustainability is shown in the infographic.
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Renewable energy is too valuable to be wasted – we must preserve Energy Efficiency First

Renewables have an essential role to play in meeting our greenhouse gas emissions reduction target but their use needs to be built upon tapping the full energy efficiency potential of buildings. #EPBD #energyefficiencyfirst
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Air Quality 05-09-2017

We need an Indoor Air Quality Performance Certificate

Poor indoor air quality causes respiratory distress and leads to chronic illness such as asthma, allergy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Agrifood 26-07-2017

Who is driving quality in EU agri-food?

The EU’s Southern member states are the leading producers of foods certified by EU quality schemes: between them, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece account for 70% of the total.
Electricity 12-07-2017

Energy and climate scenarios 2050

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The EU has set a long-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. But getting there will be a huge challenge that will require a transformation of our energy system.
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Economy & Jobs 11-07-2017

Eastern Europe’s shadow economy: What citizens think

A new poll commissioned by Mastercard shows that citizens across Eastern Europe are not fans of the shadow economy.
23-06-2017

Consumer goods regulation: A ‘slippery slope’?

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In an attempt to address public health concerns, policymakers have pushed for increased regulation on food, soft drinks and alcohol products.
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Digital 19-06-2017

#DigitalFacts: Building Europe’s Gigabit Society

The European Parliament and the member states are discussing crucial digital reform. As they review the first Electronic Communications Code in Europe’s history, find out more about how companies are contributing to a connected and digitised future for Europeans.
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Economy & Jobs 29-05-2017

The textile and fashion sector: A powerhouse of EU manufacturing

The textile and clothing sector is a powerful manufacturing industry in Europe. Each step of the production chain is present in the European Union.
Agrifood 28-04-2017

EU agricultural income since 2005

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Challenges ranging from volatile markets, high input costs and the Russian ban on agricultural exports to sluggish Chinese demand, have put a great deal of pressure on the income of EU farmers