Special Reports

  • Electricity in transition

    Energy 21-11-2016

    Europe’s electricity system is on the cusp of a deep revolution, driven by the imperative of decarbonisation and the move towards decentralised renewables energy production.

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  • Is Europe ready for Alzheimer’s?

    Health 02-11-2016

    The European Union has launched a series of initiatives to support people living with Alzheimer's disease, a mental deterioration typically associated with old age that impairs memory, thinking and behaviour. EurActitv brings you the latest from the 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Copenhagen.

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  • Growth and jobs: Where does the CAP stand?

    Agrifood 24-10-2016

    The latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) placed the emphasis on greening aspects and continued the move away from production-oriented subsidies.

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  • Sunlight at the end of the tunnel?

    Energy 17-10-2016

    Europe is the most solarised region in the world, but deployment of technology needs to be stepped up if the bloc is to meet its climate commitments.

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  • Germany’s agricultural challenges

    Agrifood 26-09-2016

    Despite its small size relative to the country's GDP, agriculture is a political heavyweight with the German government. With far-reaching changes to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy about to take effect, EURACTIV.com looks at the implications for the German agricultural sector.

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  • Road transport

    Transport 26-09-2016

    In July, the European Commission presented a strategy for low-emission mobility that could mean dramatic changes for the transport sector. EURACTIV.com looks at the implications for industry, with a focus on road freight.

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  • Transition to green economy

    Energy 12-09-2016

    The transition to a green economy requires nothing short of a revolution, transforming society from a culture based on extraction and consumption into one based on sustainability and low carbon energy, transport and agriculture.

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  • The main challenges facing the CAP

    Agrifood 25-07-2016

    The new Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020 is faced with a number of challenges but at the same time, it could help EU farmers take a step forward and adjust to rising competitiveness worldwide.

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  • Farnborough International Airshow 2016

    Transport 11-07-2016

    Air shows offer an opportunity for the aviation industry to showcase its latest innovations. The 2016 edition of the Farnborough airshow will be no different, but will carry a special significance, as it takes place just weeks after the UK's shock referendum on leaving the EU.

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  • Big data meets politics

    Digital 20-06-2016

    Politicians across Europe often look suspiciously at the "big data" revolution as a trend imported from the US, which encroaches on their privacy. But others are also surfing the wave and see a multitude of areas where big data analytics can support decision-making – and sometimes also help politicians win an election.

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  • Consumers, regulators and energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy 13-06-2016

    Saving energy consumption in buildings will play a key part in Europe’s transition to a clean, secure and efficient energy system.

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  • How will big data change insurance?

    Digital 06-06-2016

    The systematic collection and treatment of large amounts of (private) digital data is transforming the insurance industry, raising new legal issues for policymakers along the way. From health to car insurance, EURACTIV.com provides an overview of the challenges and regulatory initiatives at European level.

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