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12-07-2019

Tweets of the Week: von der Leyen’s pitch, Greece elections, Hello Kitty takeover

Ursula von der Leyen meets with MEPs to keep candidacy afloat, Greek citizens cast their votes, and Hello Kitty steals the show. This episode is supported by the European Snacks Association.

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.
05-07-2019

Tweets of the Week: Late night council summit, top job nominees, MEPs back in session

This week, late night Council sets press pack a-jitter, Commission nominee doesn’t have Twitter, and Brexit MEPs seem a little bit bitter. This week we are supported by Animal Health EU
Politics 03-07-2019

Italian Socialists David Sassoli, new president of the European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament elected Italian Socialist David Sassoli to chair the chamber amid rising criticism over the EU leaders attempt to influence their choice.
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.
Politics 03-07-2019

Interview with Kira Peter-Hansen, the youngest MEP ever elected

Kira Peter-Hansen discusses her introduction and first weeks in the European Parliament as well as her hopes and expectations for the 5 years to come.
Central Asia 03-07-2019

Kazakhstan Agenda 2019

Following Kazakhstan's presidential elections on June 9th, EURACTIV convened a high level panel of EU and Kazakh dignitaries to discuss how the new President will steer the country's political agenda
Politics 28-06-2019

#Media4Democracy: ‘VP Democracy’ for Sound Platforms & Independent Media

Following the EU Elections, it will be clear if online platforms were used to influence the outcome. Newly elected MEPs will have the opportunity to review the future strategy for the media sector, ensuring its sustainability and support to democracy. They may wish to create a media intergroup.
Politics 28-06-2019

Tweets of the Week: People power, Maggie manoeuvring and sock-gate

Today, we’re looking at people power, Maggie manoeuvring and sock-gate.
Working towards a balanced energy mix: What role for hydrogen?
Energy 26-06-2019

Working towards a balanced energy mix: What role for hydrogen?

Hydrogen can store and deliver energy in a widely useable form, and it is one of the most promising alternative fuels for future energy applications. It is possible to produce it pollution-free, without carbon dioxide emissions and it decreases dependence on dwindling oil reserves.
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.
EP jobs, UK job, EU top jobs
Politics 21-06-2019

Tweets of the Week: EP jobs, UK job, EU top jobs

Parliament groups select their heads, Conservative hopefuls tear each other to shreds, and it’s the council top jobs summit that everyone dreads. This episode is supported by UNESDA.
Politics 20-06-2019

Keller: ‘It’s not possible that we never had a female Commission president’

Ska Keller is a German Green MEP and co-president of the Greens and European Free Alliance (EFA). The Greens’ unexpected success in the EU elections, combined with the continued decline of the Socialists and Conservatives, means they might emerge as kingmakers.
European champions vs hidden champions
Economy & Jobs 20-06-2019

European champions vs. hidden champions: What’s the future of European Industry?

Industrial policy is back in vogue. At European and national level, lawmakers express many ideas on how to ensure the future competitiveness of EU industry.

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.”
Health 14-06-2019

Rui Pinto: hacker, criminal, or whistleblower?

Outraged by what Ana Gomes, an outgoing MEP with the Socialists & Democrats, says is Rui Pinto’s unjust detention, deep seated corruption in Portuguese public life and the European football industry, she has launched a campaign of support for Pinto.

Sturgeon in Brussels, MEPs in office, Conservatives in trouble
14-06-2019

Tweets of the Week: Sturgeon in Brussels, MEPs in office, Conservative candidates in trouble

Nicola Sturgeon flexes her muscles, new MEPs make the trip to Brussels, and top Tory wannabes caught in drug-taking tussles. This episode is supported EDAA.
Energy 13-06-2019

Transforming Europe’s Power System: How best to manage the system?

The liberalisation of power markets has led to substantial changes in the way electricity is generated and used. Transmission system operators need to anticipate uncoordinated flows and take measures to ensure the secure supply of energy.
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Global Europe 12-06-2019

How can Workers‘ Voice contribute to responsible sales of financial products?

The Global Framework Agreement between UniCredit and UNI Global Union, including a joint declaration on responsible sales of financial products, shows that Workers‘ Voice is an important vehicle to represent not only workers but also consumers interests.
CETA 12-06-2019

CETA Explained

It has been described as “the most ambitious” and progressive trade deal ever signed by the EU, but what does CETA do?
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...
Central Asia 07-06-2019

Kazakh Elections 2019: Politics after Nazarbayev

On June 9th, Kazakh citizens will go to the polls. It's the first time since since Kazakhstan's independence from the Soviet Union that it's first president, and long-time leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev isn't on the ballot.
Politics 07-06-2019

Tweets of the Week: Trump in the UK, Farage in trouble, Commissioners in the Parliament?

Trump protesters take to the streets, Farage must explain his receipts and Commissioners mull MEP seats.

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