Special Reports

  • Can the next CAP measure its green performance?

    Agrifood 11-09-2017

    The discussion about the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy has kicked off as well as the talks about the policy’s long-term green obligations.

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  • Expo 2017 Astana

    Central Asia 30-08-2017

    EURACTIV.com reports from the International Exposition in Astana, Kazakhstan. Highlighting the theme "Future Energy," the expo aims to foster a global debate on "how to ensure safe and sustainable access to energy for all while reducing CO2 emissions".

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  • The added value of EU quality schemes

    Agrifood 24-07-2017

    Europe’s farmers are coming under extraordinary financial pressure as shifting export markets and volatile prices take their toll. But new markets are emerging and consumers in Europe and beyond are increasingly choosing to buy high-quality products from the EU.

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  • European Medicines Agency: What’s at stake?

    Brexit 05-07-2017

    Last month, EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker presented the procedure for relocating the European Bank Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from the UK after it leaves the EU.

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  • Cross-border business in the digital era

    Digital 26-06-2017

    Online platforms are changing the face of business, allowing millions of consumers to benefit from the advantages of e-commerce. 

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  • EU civil society at a crossroads

    Economy & Jobs 26-06-2017

    Factors ranging from lack of funding to mounting political pressure have sparked a discussion regarding the future of civil society organisations in the EU.

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  • Heating and cooling

    Energy 21-06-2017

    The heating and cooling of buildings and industry is responsible for half of the EU’s energy consumption, and “much of it is wasted” according to the European Commission.

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  • Regulating consumers?

    Health 19-06-2017

    Over the years, sales and marketing restrictions have piled up on food, drinks and alcohol products. Some are now beginning to worry about a “slippery slope” where tobacco-style regulations – and taxation – are being applied to a whole range of consumer products in the name of public health objectives.

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  • Progress and Partnerships in Development

    Development Policy 06-06-2017

    With its young and growing population, Africa needs to create 18 million new jobs every year in order to allow everyone to make a living. Public-private partnerships can unlock funding for development while creating jobs and strengthening local economies.

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  • Healthy buildings, healthy people

    Energy 29-05-2017

    The renovation of the EU’s building stock is seen as critical in achieving the bloc’s climate change targets, while reducing dependence on imported fuel. However, less is known about the positive impact renovation can have on people's health.

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  • EU-China: Mending differences

    China 29-05-2017

    Brussels hosts the 19th EU-China summit on 1 and 2 June. The wide-ranging talks will cover issues from trade, climate change and migration to foreign policy and security.

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  • World No Tobacco Day

    Health 24-05-2017

    According to the European Commission, tobacco consumption is considered the largest avoidable health risk and the most significant cause of premature death in the EU. Approximately 700,000 deaths every year are attributed to tobacco, while around 50% of smokers die prematurely.

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