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  • Media4EU: EU strategy for independent and sustainable media

    Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 10-02-2015

    Europe’s media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. Tackling the economic challenges is getting critical in many ways, and also in the EU’s self-interest. Just like for any other key EU sector, the Juncker Commission could indeed trigger sector-strategic thinking, while refraining from interference and/or bailing out the sector.

  • Exploring Health and Sustainability Aspects of Palm Oil

    Promoted content | Agrifood 04-02-2015

    On 9 December, 2014 the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA) hosted a one-day interactive conference on palm oil in Brussels. The conference provided a  platform for discussion of the various aspects of palm oil.  Through demonstrations, debates and lively plenary sessions it offered new avenues for reflection to policy-makers, food manufacturers and key opinion leaders.

  • Juncker and Tsipras hold hands in Brussels

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 04-02-2015

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday, during his first visit to Brussels since being elected, in January.

  • Schulz to EURACTIV: “Keep scrutinising us”

    Promoted content | #Media4EU 29-01-2015

    Dear EURACTIV friends, thank you for inviting me to your #Media4EU conference, I am sorry I can’t be with you today.

  • Empowering your team to engage

    Promoted content | Public Affairs 29-01-2015

    The Yellow Academy is a series of 7 workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.

  • EurActory: Who matters in EU policy-making?

    Promoted content | Public Affairs 29-01-2015

    Today’s EU policy makers are overwhelmed with information from civil society, business representatives, lobbyists or think tanks.

  • EuropaBio’s Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award 2014

    Promoted content | Economy & Jobs 28-01-2015

    EuropaBio’s Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award aims to showcase European Biotech SMEs that have developed an innovative solution to technical, social and environmental problems.  The award is committed to strengthening the biotechnology and innovation arena in Europe while promoting and empowering SMEs to generate novel solutions to unmet needs.

  • Helping Small Businesses Grow Big

    Promoted content | Digital & Media 21-01-2015

    David Drummond talks about the challenges and opportunities of small business and entrepreneurs in Europe and the importance of the digital single market as a key driver for growth. David is the Senior Vice-President for Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer at Google and the Chairman of Google Capital and Google Ventures. He was in Brussels to speak at an event hosted by the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank.

  • Vince Cable: The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need

    Promoted content | Digital & Media 20-01-2015

    “The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”

  • Vince Cable on the Digital Single Market

    Promoted content | Digital & Media 20-01-2015

    “The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary – and Liberal Democrat MP added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”

  • Cable: Success of the single market is the right direction for UK

    Promoted content | Digital & Media 20-01-2015

    Vince Cable, Britain’s business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, set out his vision of a healthy, prosperous European Union at a Lisbon Council event on 20 January 2013. Cable's speech addressed what Europe can do to restore dynamism to its economy, how to boost growth and create new jobs, and how to demonstrate its relevance to its 500 million citizens.

  • Working with the Brussels press

    Promoted content | Public Affairs 16-01-2015

    The Yellow Academy is a series of 7 workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.

  • Cardiovascular Diseases: Cholesterol – What Impact for Europe?

    Promoted content | Health 31-12-2014

    Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 86% of all deaths in Europe, siphoning off 70% to 80% of healthcare budgets – an estimated €700 billion per year. During the 2014 EU Summit on Chronic Diseases, the European Commission identified key actions to tackle those. The initiative was taken in response to a call by the United Nations to reduce Non Communicable Diseases by 25% by 2025.

    So-called “bad” cholesterol increases the risks of heart diseases and stroke. According to the WHO, globally, a third of ischaemic heart disease is attributable to high cholesterol.

  • What Next for Sustainable Agriculture in Europe?

    Promoted content | Agrifood 31-12-2014

    The new CAP reform will fully apply in 2015. Among other changes, 30% of direct payments will now depend on farmer’s implementation of environmental measures to protect Europe’s water, soil and biodiversity. While the framework is taking effect, we are looking at a new leadership in the Commission and the European Parliament that will steer the EU’s agriculture decision for the next five years.

  • Why Aviation Matters: Looking ahead at the 2014-2019 mandate

    Promoted content | Aviation 31-12-2014

    2014 marks the centenary of the commercial aviation industry. Over the past 100 years, aviation has played a major role in facilitating movement of both people and goods and driving innovation, supporting economic growth in most parts of the world

  • Stylianides: Defeating Ebola requires stronger regional cooperation

    Development Policy 19-12-2014

    In an interview with EURACTIV's Georgi Gotev, Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management, said that more regional cooperation is needed in West Africa in the fight against ebola.

  • European quarter seized by anti-TTIP protestors

    Economy & Jobs 19-12-2014

    EU leaders finished their summit late last night (18 December), avoiding major protests that have completely blocked the Brussels’s European quarter today (19 December).

  • Exploring the €315bn EU investment plan

    Promoted content | Euro & Finance 18-12-2014

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week provided details of his plan to mobilise €315bn of public and private investment over the next five years to revive Europe’s economy. Just €21bn of initial public money is intended to lift 15 times as much in capital, a leverage ratio that many have already dismissed as unrealistic. Juncker has cited transport infrastructure, energy efficiency and schools’ IT as among the types of projects he envisages the money being spent on.

  • Abromavicius: Ukraine needs to reform its Achilles heel, Naftogaz

    Promoted content | Europe's East 16-12-2014

    In an interview with EURACTIV's Georgi Gotev, Aivaras Abromavicius, the Ukrainian Economy Minister talked about the need for reform in Ukraine.

  • Jaresko: Ukraine needs all the help we can get

    Promoted content | Europe's East 16-12-2014

    In an interview with EURACTIV's Georgi Gotev, Natalie Ann Jaresko, the Ukrainian Finance Minister, talked about the cause of the current financial crises in Ukraine and the country's need for continued assistance.

  • Council position on biofuels not ambitious enough, says EEB

    Promoted content | Energy 15-12-2014

    EU energy ministers have agreed their position on the draft directive on indirect land-use change (ILUC), which caps the amount of biofuels that can count towards renewable energy targets.

  • EESC Civil Society Prize 2014

    Promoted content | Social Europe & Jobs 10-11-2014

    Since 2006, the EESC has been awarding the Civil Society Prize to European non-governmental associations which make a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Through the award of this prize, the Committee strives to raise awareness of the substantial contribution which civil society organisations and individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship.

  • Energy Efficiency in Non-residential Buildings

    Promoted content | Energy 01-11-2014

    The Energy Efficiency Communication, released by the European Commission earlier this year, proposed a new energy efficiency target of 30% for 2030, a figure that has caused some debate among stakeholders. EU Member States have already signed up to a voluntary objective of reducing the EU's primary energy use by 20% by 2020, measured against 2005 levels.