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Agrifood 03-12-2019

COP25: Is transport decarbonisation pragmatic enough?

Stakeholders will be meeting in Madrid for the COP25 Climate Change Conference over the next two weeks (2-13 December), and transport decarbonisation is expected to take centre stage in the discussions.

Sustainable finance: Going green’s crucial ingredient

The scale of the energy transition required in Europe and the wider world is huge, as is the financial bill attached to the shift. Companies are already starting to align their business models around green policies but is there appetite...
Central Asia 28-11-2019

Multi-vector diplomacy

Lodged between China and Russia, Kazakhstan, a country with huge territory and a modest population, pursues a 'multi-vector' foreign policy, positively engaging with its big neighbours, but also with the US and the EU and the global community.
Air Quality 27-11-2019

Polluted air: the invisible killer

The European Environment Agency estimates that 374,000 Europeans die prematurely every year due to air pollution.
Economy & Jobs 25-11-2019

Frontier Research – A good return on investment?

From healthy lives to sustainable cities, from food security to equal societies – frontier research is often credited to have the potential to produce paradigm-shifting discoveries with economic, societal and policy impacts. With almost 10,000 researchers supported all over Europe,...
Health 25-11-2019

Shedding light on medical cannabis

The medical cannabis industry is growing rapidly in Europe and thousands of patients are already prescribed with cannabis-based drugs. This created a new demand that now runs the risk of being unsatisfied if the legislation remains fragmented amongst EU countries.
Agrifood 22-11-2019

Whole grains: key part of healthy and sustainable diet

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The Whole Grain Initiative, a partnership of international organisations and scientists dedicated to promoting whole grain diets, held an event on Tuesday (19 November) to mark the first  International Whole Grain Day.
Agrifood 20-11-2019

EU transport decarbonisation: What’s the cost?

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A study by Farm Europe has recently suggested that the current 10-year National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) drafted by EU member states risk being ineffective because they lack a calculation method on the cost-effectiveness of the proposals.
Health 19-11-2019

Empowering patients for a better health

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Concepts like the multisectoral approach and people-centred health services are turning the healthcare sector upside down, putting people back at the core and breaking silos for implementing cross-sectoral policies.
Energy 18-11-2019

Raw materials: Aiming for sovereignty

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In face of fierce global competition, how can Europe secure access to key raw materials for the future of its industry?
Agrifood 18-11-2019

Generational renewal in agriculture

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More than 31% of all farms in the EU are run by farmers older than 65, whilst young farmers represent only 6% of European agricultural community. Reversing this trend is one of the toughest challenges for the main EU farming policy.

EU citizens at a legal crossroad

The Single Market has torn down the economic barriers all across the EU but the legal discrepancies still stand and citizens find themselves too often at a legal crossroad. A strong EU justice system and legal cooperation across the bloc is key to help Europeans deal with their day to day problems.
Energy 06-11-2019

Energy supply and end-use integration (sector coupling)

Sector coupling is the new energy buzzword in town. In essence, it means bringing energy supply closer to large consuming sectors such as transport, buildings and industry in search of greater efficiency, more renewables and lower carbon emissions.
Agrifood 29-10-2019

Brave new food world

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At the dawn of a new legislative term, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen seems determined to increase the ambition on a new integrated food strategy that will involve the entire food supply chain, from farm soils to supermarket shelves.
Transport 29-10-2019

Unclogging one of the most congested cities in the world

Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta, is one of the most congested in the world. In an effort to improve the dire situation on its roads, public transport heads have turned to Europe for inspiration.
Economy & Jobs 28-10-2019

How Interreg transforms the Mediterranean region

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In this Special Report, we will look at how Interreg MED has contributed to the region’s sustainability but also at the programme's future in the EU's next seven-year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework, considering the planned cuts.
Agrifood 25-10-2019

Alternatives to animal testing

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The EU legislation provides that principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (3Rs) should be “considered systematically” when animals are used for scientific purposes in the EU These alternatives are basically scientific guiding principles for the more ethical use of animals...
Health 22-10-2019

An EU health policy for rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

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Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) represent one of the more burdensome chronic diseases affecting around 25% of EU citizens of all ages. The European League Against Rheumatism (Eular) says that, beyond the impact on individuals, RMDs impose an enormous burden...
Cybersecurity 18-10-2019

Striking a balance: IT infrastructure and digital sovereignty

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As the EU searches for the best path to balance cutting-edge technologies with its future ‘digital sovereignty’, EU policymakers must consider the potential advantages and risks of working with non-EU services providers in technology infrastructure, including 5G.
Agrifood 16-10-2019

Biotechnology: Europe’s next ‘hot potato’

The discussion over the future of biotechnology in Europe heated up after the EU Court ruled in July last year that gene editing should, in principle, fall under the GMO Directive. We focus on the future of biotechnology in Europe, the regulatory framework of the so-called new plant-breeding techniques, as well as GMOs.
Brexit 15-10-2019

Status Anxiety. The 6 million people at the heart of Brexit

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This Special Report looks at some of the questions facing EU nationals living in the UK and their UK counterparts, and whether these 6 million Europeans will be victims of the political chaos.
Economy & Jobs 14-10-2019

Tatra Summit: Europe’s competitiveness in a global economy

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Politicians and business stakeholders from Europe and beyond agree on the pressing need for Europe to adjust in the rapidly changing global environment. What should the EU focus on in order to ensure its seat in the world's future?
Agrifood 14-10-2019

Communicating modern animal farming

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A communication gap between citizens and farmers in the modern livestock sector is increasingly widening and the general sentiment is shifting from an overall good opinion of those who keep feeding the world toward a negative view on farmers' role in today's society.
Energy 14-10-2019

Buildings and the forgotten 90%

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Human beings spend on average 90% of their lives indoors. Buildings are also a huge drain on energy resources and create a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. This Special Report looks deeper into the places we live and work.

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