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Over A Coffee with Maroš Šefčovič

Over A Coffee with Maros Sefcovic

European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič meets with EURACTIV’s Sam Morgan over a coffee to talk about Europe’s climate policy, Nord Stream 2 and why he thinks he can succeed Jean-Claude Juncker in the top job.
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.
13-07-2018

Tweets of the Week: David Davis, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump – Oh My!

It’s the week of the three buffoons! David Davis decides to quit, Boris Johnson makes a split, and Donald Trump gives Nato a fit. This week started with a bang when David Davis make his shock resignation from the British...

How to reduce the impact of plastic products on the marine environment?

The ocean provides us with everything we need: food, oxygen, inspiration and jobs. It also regulates the climate. Despite its vital importance, between 4.8 and 12 million tons of plastic enter the ocean every year.
Brexit 12-07-2018

No, EU citizens won’t be exempt from post-Brexit criminal checks

An article in the Daily Telegraph wrongly claimed that European citizens who currently reside in the UK will not be subject to international criminal checks after Brexit. EURACTIV.com looks into the story as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
Politics 06-07-2018

Tweets of the Week: Merkel vs. Seehofer, EU Parliament Plenary and the Copyright vote

This week, proper migration solution still a pipe-dream, angry interpreters let off some steam, and the Parliament copyright vote saves the meme… for now.
Politics 03-07-2018

Lobbyist: In Brussels, the balance of power is in the camp of NGOs

It’s crucial for the industry to move from a defensive to a pro-active attitude and be able to communicate with the public and social networks in order to achieve a science-based policy making.
Brexit 29-06-2018

Brussels flash mob aims to dance away Brexit

British expats and anti-Brexit Europeans gathered in Brussels on Thursday to call for a popular vote on the outcome of the negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship.
Politics 29-06-2018

Over A Coffee with Tanja Fajon, Slovenian MEP

Tanja Fajon meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about Europe’s handling of the migration crisis and the toxic impact of populism on Europe’s values.
Politics 29-06-2018

Tweets of the Week: Belgium against England, Macedonia, and Stop Soros

This week, England played Belgium, oh what a game! FYR Macedonia changes its name, and Stop Soros law is Hungary’s shame.
Elections 28-06-2018

Oettinger’s Italy gaffe under the microscope

The EU’s budget Commissioner, Günther Oettinger, triggered a wave of outrage last month after reportedly suggesting that markets will “teach” Italian people how to vote. EURACTIV.com looks into the story as part of the 'Fact or Fake' series, in partnership with France 24.
Air Quality 27-06-2018

Transport’s role in improving air quality in Europe: How best to co-ordinate regulation?

Some 40 million people in the 115 largest cities in the European Union are exposed to air exceeding WHO air quality guideline values for at least one pollutant, resulting in approximately 100,000 premature adult deaths each year.
Politics 26-06-2018

Over A Coffee with Paulo Rangel, Portuguese MEP

Paulo Rangel meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about reshaping the Eurozone, and how the lessons of the economic crisis are driving a serious reform agenda, designed to protect Europe from future melt-downs.
Economy & Jobs 22-06-2018

Circular economy: Linking the EU and global agenda

In January 2018, the European Union adopted a new package as part of a broader Circular Economy action plan launched in 2015.
22-06-2018

Tweets of the Week: EU Withdrawal Bill, Article 13 and Hague’s Cannabis Dream

Theresa May floats post-Brexit schemes, copyright law could banish our memes, and William Hague has legal cannabis dreams. On Wednesday the UK Parliament passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, a crucial step in delivering what Theresa May still insists on calling...
Digital 21-06-2018

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing: Game changer or just another hype?

Most people agree that artificial intelligence will have a huge impact on the way Europeans will produce and consume in the future. However, there are differing views on what the European Union can do to tap the full potential of AI in manufacturing and while coping with possible challenges.
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.
Politics 20-06-2018

Quo vadis, EU evidence-based policy making? Addressing the “evidence – policy” gap

In theory, the EU policy decision-making process is based on the principal that excellence, independence, accountability and efficiency in science or evidence-based advice should inform political choices.
Central Asia 20-06-2018

Modernisation of Kazakhstan: What role for the European Union?

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 2017 address to the nation focused on what he termed a new, third stage of the country’s modernisation. The EU is not only monitoring progress closely, but has an interest to see Kazakhstan as a prosperous, politically-balanced, democratic country in the region.  
Elections 20-06-2018

The modest impact of ‘fake news’ on the 2018 Italian elections

A Brussels-based NGO has monitored the 2018 Italian election and came to the conclusion that "fake news" have been relatively rare. EURACTIV.com looks into the story as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
15-06-2018

Tweets of the Week: G7 Summit, The Strasbourg Train and Aquarius

G7 Summit shows international strain, if you’re going to Strasbourg, maybe don’t take the train and Euroean Plenary talks migration again. It wasn’t quite the last supper, but the G7 Summit certainly had a finality about it. I knew the...

Transitioning from conventional to advanced biofuels: What cost for consumers and taxpayers?

The European Commission’s proposal on the Renewable Energy Directive II reduces the cap on the contribution of conventional biofuels to transport fuel from a maximum of 7% in 2021 to 3.8% in 2030.

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.
08-06-2018

Commission throws lifeline to Penka the cow

EU import rules do apply to Penka the cow, but she is now safely back in Bulgaria awaiting tests to see if she is healthy and able rejoin her fellow cows.