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Economy & Jobs 25-06-2020

Pubs ask for VAT cut on alcohol to face post-COVID reality

Europe’s hospitality sector has been hit hard by the lockdown measures enforced across the continent to contain the spread of COVID-19. In Belgium, pubs and restaurants were forced to shut down on 13 March. The Belgian government provided one-off payments and...
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18-06-2020

Europe’s trained pest management professionals call for recognition

Trained pest management professionals were recognised as key during lockdown, and will remain essential in public health and throughout the food supply chain. Support our call for recognition and sign the CEPA MoU.
Data protection 04-05-2020

Why are authorities in Bulgaria hiding the results of serological tests?

The latest investigative report by EURACTIV Bulgaria’s Valia Achchieva shows that the authorities are hiding the results of serologic tests which suggest that a large proportion of the population has already become immune to COVID-19. The findings shed light on...
Coronavirus 20-04-2020

Lenarcic: Some wrongly believed they were ready to fight COVID-19

The European Commission has been calling for preparedness against the pandemic since day one in January, the EU Commissioner for crisis management, Janez Lenarčič, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Coronavirus 16-04-2020

Private laboratories in Bulgaria: ‘Liberate the country from COVID-19!’

Five private laboratories in Bulgaria have organised rapid patient tests for COVID-19 and are uploading the results to a dedicated public platform. The idea is to have a more accurate census of people who have encountered the coronavirus and produced antibodies and provide data that would help the exit strategies' decision-making.

COVID-19 should not become a security crisis, NATO chief warns

"We have to deal with COVID-19, but at the same time, we have to make sure that the health crisis doesn't become a security crisis," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told EURACTIV in an interview about NATO's crisis response and threat preparedness, China's role and the pandemic's impact on the military alliance.
10-04-2020

Iberian stories on European cohesion

Looking back thirty years, one can find images like those seen today on the Spanish-Portuguese border. Crossroads under surveillance, roads shut down… images that only the elderly remember and that will soon be forgotten again. Thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese...
Politics 06-03-2020

Tweets of the Week: EU Corona Case, Greta Thunberg, Greek Border

Member states struggle to contain coronavirus disease, in Brussels, Greta Thunberg lectures MEPs, and new migration crisis causes unease.
28-02-2020

‘Don’t panic about COVID-19, learn from Latvia,’ says Pabriks

“Resilience is about education. COVID-19 will not be the last emergency faced by Europe,” said Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Artis Pabriks. “We must all learn from this, change our mindset when it comes to crisis management, educate...
Politics 28-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: Coronavirus, Brexit Mandates, Carnival Distaste

Coronavirus lockdown causes pasta distress, what happens next in Brexit is anyone’s guess and a carnival in Flanders fails to impress.
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28-02-2020

Rare diseases Day at the European Parliament

People living with SMA, ALS and other rare disease was the focus of the Rare Disease event at the EU Parliament on 18 February. The event was organised by Biogen in collaboration with EURORDIS, the patient organisation for rare diseases.
Coronavirus 25-02-2020

Coronavirus – How should the EU respond?

With the most recent outbreak of coronavirus, now known by its official name COVID-19, announced over the weekend in Italy, the EU is taking precautions to stem the spread of the virus. And as of 24 February, 178 cases of...
Politics 14-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: VLD vs Boris, Coronavirus, and Irish elections

Welcome to Euractiv’s EU Tweets of the Week VDL issues Boris an Ozzie correction, efforts continue to stop coronavirus infection and Irish give tight result in general election. This episode is supported by ACI Europe, find out more about them...
12-02-2020

Sinkevicius: Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU's Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU's commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.
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04-02-2020

Ensure that no one is left behind

In fall 2019, Dr Hans Kluge was nominated as the new WHO Regional Director for Europe. At the premises of the latest European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) conference in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, nominee WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Kluge,...
27-01-2020

Sustainability at Stadio Olimpico

In the framework of the Life TACKLE project, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome has been making changes to be more environmentally friendly. Stadium Manager Andrea Santini explains the steps they have already taken, and the plans they have for the future.
23-01-2020

Florinel Coman and Dennis Man: ‘Football can help the environment’

Florinel Coman and Dennis Man speak about the contributions that football can make towards sustainability. For more information on the project, be sure to check out https://lifetackle.eu/
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12-12-2019

The European Medical Cannabis Association – the Brussels-based industry body – calls for harmonised EU regulatory framework to create equal access for patients

The European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA), the newly formed Brussels-based industry body, represents the interests of ethical companies working in the supply and manufacturer of medicinal cannabis.
10-12-2019

Sustainable Football with Salvatore Sirigu and Elena Linari

Salvatore Sirigu and Elena Linari speak about bringing sustainability into football and into their lives.
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Global Europe 18-11-2019

Disability & Migration – AMiD final conference

How many migrants arriving in European have a disability? What kind of support do they need?
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04-11-2019

ESA: Fair media coverage based on scientific facts

Both indoor and outdoor tanning has been heavily criticised mostly using outdated scientific findings and completely disregarding benefits of moderate sunbed use or outdoor exposure to sunlight.
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31-10-2019

3rd value added medicines conference, 21 November, Brussels

Want to know more about value added medicines? Value added medicines can provide new solutions for patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems in the new digital era by improving patient adherence, quality of life and other health outcomes.
28-10-2019

Protecting workers: What role for agile solutions?

Over the last decades, the world of work has changed dramatically. While the traditional career model is fading, self-employment and ‘gig’ working is becoming more commonplace and mobility across industries and geographies is increasing.
15-10-2019

Tap water in the EU: Environmental and health considerations

Finland’s EU presidency and MEPs in the new European Parliament will have to address all relevant health concerns when it comes to drinking water rules if they want to pass the historic first citizen-led EU legislation in the next term.
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