Special Reports

Health 19-10-2020

Preventing osteoporosis in the EU

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition in which bones become weak and brittle, leading to fractures and breaks which often carry life-debilitating consequences. As well as causing considerable mental and psychological distress, they also severely impair people’s abilities to participate in...

Preserving biodiversity in Europe: Is sustainability the answer?

While most of the world is focusing on climate change and the steps needed to curb it, another critical environmental aspect - that of biodiversity - is failing to get the attention it deserves.
Circular economy 12-10-2020

Nonwovens target more sustainable future

The nonwovens sector is planning to inject more sustainability into its mix, with issues like new EU rules, a greater focus on recycling and the coronavirus pandemic all set to influence the future of the industry.
Health 09-10-2020

COVID-19 and beyond: Confidence and resilience in vaccine ecosystem

The debate over a rapid but safe and effective vaccine to fight the COVID-19 pandemic has heated up in Europe and worldwide.
Economy & Jobs 05-10-2020

Improving young people’s job prospects in the wake of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has put strains on all sectors of the economy, but while short-term work schemes and social safety nets have prevented crisis levels of unemployment throughout Europe,  the pandemic's impacts have not been distributed evenly.

Critical raw materials

The European Commission has launched a fresh attempt at securing access to minerals like lithium and rare earth elements, saying those will be critical to underpin Europe's growth in digital and green industries.
Health 30-09-2020

Building a stronger EU Health Union: where to start?

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The European Union is committed to scaling up its role on public health, at the time when well-known diseases such as cancer and obesity intertwine with new cross-border health threats. Drawing lessons from this year’s pandemic, which exposed flaws in...
Agrifood 24-09-2020

New terminologies in sustainable food systems

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The recent drive for sustainability has seen the emergence of a number of new terminologies, including agroecology, agroforestry and urban farming. The adoption of these new notions into the sustainability discourse has been rapid and has sometimes made new concepts...
Economy & Jobs 21-09-2020

The road ahead: challenges and opportunities for Europe’s regions

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This Special Report looks at challenges that lie ahead for the EU's cohesion policy, as the already vast to-do list for Europe's regional and local authorities keeps expanding with ambitious climate and digital transformation goals.  
Agrifood 16-09-2020

Exploring sustainability in the EU livestock sector

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Animal welfare is set to take centre stage in agrifood policy over the coming months, as it is a major focus of the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), and a key theme of the German EU Presidency priorities. In this Special Report, EURACTIV looks at what sustainability in the sector should look like and the ways in which it can be achieved in the EU.
Coronavirus 14-09-2020

Europe’s health after COVID-19

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Many EU countries are now experiencing the second wave of the COVID-10 pandemic and it seems that the lack of Europe-wide coordination that marked the first wave is still there.
Economy & Jobs 11-09-2020

EU and China: Charting a new relationship

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With EU-China relations being put to the test this year, policymakers in both parties have been in talks over how best to chart new bonds as part of the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. This report, sponsored by the...
Future EU 21-08-2020

All aboard: EU policy train builds up steam after summer

To help bring you up to speed after the summer holidays, EURACTIV's policy experts have put together a series of streamlined overviews of the most important issues in all policy areas, from agriculture and transport to energy and digital.
Health 13-07-2020

Rare diseases: Ensuring Europe remains at the forefront of innovation

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In the past two decades, a combination of scientific breakthroughs coupled with strong incentive systems has seen considerable progress for rare disease patients, but this innovation has tapered off in recent years.
Agrifood 13-07-2020

Innovation in agriculture: Europe at crossroads

One of the main issues that the European Commission and EU member states will have to face in the coming years is how to handle innovation in Europe’s agricultural sector. The agricultural sector’s fight to mitigate climate change and improve...
Agrifood 06-07-2020

Farm to Fork: In search of a solution-oriented approach

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The debate on targets has inevitably prompted extensive attention before and after the launch of the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F) and other crucial aspects, like its practical implementation, have been neglected so far.
Central Asia 06-07-2020

Kazakhstan: recovery and renewal

As Kazakhstan faces a new wave on the pandemic that forced authorities to reimpose a two-week quarantine, the country ponders its future in a post-COVID-19 world.
Health 06-07-2020

Reviewing orphan drugs law: A tough equation

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The Orphan Regulation was introduced in 2000 and its main objective was to address the challenge of regulating medicines which treat patients with rare diseases. Around 246,000 people suffer from such diseases across the EU, The European Commission is expected...
Batteries 22-06-2020

Navigating the road ahead for battery tech

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Europe's climate agenda and willingness to tag its virus-recovery efforts to green objectives mean that electric-battery technology is due for a great decade.
Energy 16-06-2020

Energy efficiency services

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With the EU's building renovation wave coming soon to your local town hall, has the time finally arrived for the energy services industry? In this special report, EURACTIV gives an overview of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
Economy & Jobs 15-06-2020

Hospitality sector: Re-connecting EU citizens after the pandemic

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Bars, cafes and restaurants are going to be vital to the process of “re-connecting” European citizens socially after the coronavirus pandemic. However, Europe’s hospitality sector, which mainly consists of small and medium sized companies, has been badly hit by the...
Digital 08-06-2020

The coming revolution: Europe’s digital transition in a post-covid world

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Policymakers and legislators in Brussels and across the bloc have been mapping out Europe's emergence out of the coronavirus pandemic with a series of commitments for how tomorrow's digital world should function for citizens across the continent.
Digital 29-05-2020

Digital in a post-crisis world

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As Europe slowly begins to emerge out of an unprecedented public health crisis, questions are being posed as to how digital technologies could be leveraged on the bloc to ensure a resilient and stable recovery. Building on from a recent...
Digital 14-05-2020

A Man’s world: Challenging gender stereotypes in the tech sector

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With men dominating higher managerial positions in Europe's technology sector, there has been no shortage of calls for greater female empowerment in the industry.
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