While all eyes have been fixed on the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy’s climate change mitigation threshold, the parallel process for climate adaptation has received less attention – to potential detrimental effects, writes Jonas Helseth.
In designing the European security architecture, how can Norwegian and EU priorities in defence and security be prudently squared against one another to ensure that both sides mutually benefit from the partnership, ask Kinga Brudzinska and Lucia Rybnikárová.
More than 300 scientists mostly from EU countries published on Saturday (19 December) in the prestigious general medical journal The Lancet a proposal for a joint European strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic. EURACTIV re-publishes the full text.
2020 has been a year with plenty of dark clouds. Pandemic, economic hardship, layoffs and, of course, climate crisis. Yet, here at the end of 2020, it’s clear that, despite the serious circumstances, the clouds have a silver lining.
A Union that protects must be pragmatic in its Southern Neighbourhood - starting from the Sahara and placing security and counterterrorism at the centre of its thinking for the region, writes Mario Mauro.
As the European Union is revising the TEN-T rail freight corridors under the new Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, the effective connection of the Eurasian rail routes with the EU Core Backbone Network is a key priority, writes Pierre Borgoltz.
There are already signs for the potential transformation of the conflictual environment around Nagorno-Karabakh into one of cooperation and joint projects, writes Vasif Huseynov.
Vasif Huseynov is a senior adviser at the Center of Analysis of International Relations of Azerbaijan.
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2020 has been marred with pandemic, devastating wildfires and more frequent flooding, but it has also been a year of more ambitious climate targets. Now countries need to act on their pledges, writes Eliot Whittington.
If the coronavirus pandemic and Europe-wide lockdowns taught us one thing, it is just how
reliant we all are on digital technologies – including for our own health, and that data was in the right place at the right time to …
If the EU Taxonomy Regulation genuinely wants to deliver on its good intentions of scaling up sustainable investments and accelerating the climate transition, it sorely needs actionable criteria based on good science and existing metrics.
UK students are set to lose access to the EU’s foreign exchange scheme, Erasmus+, in what will arguably be the biggest Brexit-perpetrated crime. Forget the economics of it, this is wrecking a whole generation’s prospects.
The European Union has just unveiled draft legislation that intends to tame so-called “gatekeeper” firms (commonly referred to as Big Tech). If passed into law, this Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) would fundamentally alter the way these platforms conduct business in Europe.
For the past 36 months, the Astropreneurs project has been helping Europe’s space-based start-ups turn innovative ideas into viable businesses. That work was showcased this week during two virtual events.
If you're really pressed for time, here is the gist of this Brief: In case you're thinking of driving home for holidays, think twice and, if you decide to go, brace for impact because, right now, confusion reigns supreme.
The December …
Moving to a sustainable and circular economy is the goal of decision makers, civil society and forward-looking companies like Covestro, but how do we get there?
Here, Lynette Chung, Chief Sustainability Officer at Covestro, discusses what sustainability means to the industry, …
The EU’s Pharmaceutical Strategy must do more to support nanomedicines and protect patient safety. Here’s why.
Mike Isles is the Executive Director of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM).
If Europe is to make its world-leading pharmaceutical sector fit …
Despite significant findings about the dynamics of the pandemic, the policy strategy for combating infections remains the same with regards to the hospitality sector: close and compensate. It is time to think about innovative approaches to keep hundreds of thousands …
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