Opinions

  • Tackling child poverty, not only with words

    17-10-2018

    On the occasion of International Day of Eradication of Poverty marked on 17th October, Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General of Eurochild shares how EU economic tools can help tackle child poverty, which affects 25 million children in the EU.

  • What follows from China tariffs and the Juncker-Trump LNG talks?

    Energy 17-10-2018

    It is a bit surprising to see the Commission chief advocating additional imports in the EU of US LNG, a fossil fuel which produces a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, writes Danila Bochkarev.

  • Revamping buildings improves the climate, public health and social equality

    Health 17-10-2018

    Sobering warnings from the UN about the impact of climate change on our planet and human health has one obvious solution: increase the rate of building renovation, in order to massively cut energy use, writes Vijoleta Gordeljevic.

  • Enhancing European security by strengthening transatlantic ties

    Promoted content | Defence and security 16-10-2018

    As Europe continues to enhance its security and defence, the transatlantic industrial partnerships that Raytheon has developed for decades are a model for future cooperation and joint programs.

  • The Ulster Question: Taking ‘the Union’ out of the Brexit debate.

    Brexit 16-10-2018

    Brexit has become a ‘21st Century Ulster Question’, writes Dick Roche, who also suggests how it can be solved.

  • PKEE launches special report ‘Electricity market reform: a European Tour’

    Promoted content | Energy 16-10-2018

    A harmonised system for Capacity Mechanisms was proposed in the Clean Energy for All package as a means to allow governments manage security of supply concerns whilst energy systems transition to sustainable fuels and utilisation operations. The report highlights key recommendations for their effective design to aid current discussion on EU Electricity Market legislation.

  • Solidarity vs ‘securitarian obsessions’

    Justice & Home Affairs 16-10-2018

    The sudden and substantial increase of migrants’ flow to Europe over the last years has produced a severe political and identity crisis within the EU, a crisis that risks undermining its basic principles and values, and fostering the rise of xenophobic nationalism, writes the Progressive Caucus of the European Parliament.

  • Brexit – No Deal not an option: European industry leaders call for clarity and certainty

    Promoted content | Digital 16-10-2018

    Time is of the essence, as business needs certainty, and in the worst-case scenario, ample time to adjust. Clarity should be provided by agreeing on a time-limited extension of the transition period. In particularly SMEs would get the time to adjust to the possible new post-Brexit realities, writes Uwe Combüchen.

  • As Putin falters, possible next leader of Russia in Brussels this week 

    Global Europe 16-10-2018

    Vladimir Putin is now 66, the average age of death for a Russian male. He keeps fit so we can expect he will live longer than his fellow Russian men, whose standard of living and health care has not been at the forefront of his near two decades of rule, writes Denis MacShane.

  • ASEM comes to town

    EU-China 16-10-2018

    Apart from the UN General Assembly, the biggest gathering of world leaders takes place in Brussels this week, the biannual Asia-Europe meeting, known as ASEM. Representing two-thirds of the world’s population, trade and GDP, Europe and Asia have lots to discuss, writes Fraser Cameron.

  • 5G and IoT licensing: Are we better connected?

    Digital 15-10-2018

    A vital first step to making a European success story of 5G and the ‘Internet of Things’ is to help businesses manufacturing connected products understand the wireless technology licensing environment. That is why a group of innovative European companies have published a detailed draft guidance to help inform them.

  • An EU anti-smog fund for Poland

    Air Quality 15-10-2018

    Poland has some of the worst air quality in the EU. But fighting smog is expensive. The Modernisation Fund set up as part of the Emissions Trading Scheme could help here, writes Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera.