About: Chief Scientific Adviser

Restoring trust and effectiveness in EU scientific advice

Today, more than ever, EU regulators must ensure that risk management decisions meet public demands for high standards of protection whilst simultaneously stimulating competitiveness and prosperity in Europe. Basing decisions on the best available science is the pre-condition for achieving these goals, argues Dirk Hüdig.
Anne Glover's EU Commission page

EU chief scientist post still vacant, could be scrapped

The position of Chief Scientific Advisor could be dropped under Jean-Claude Juncker's European Commission, although the EU executive made a U-turn in January and reinstated the role following pressure from Parliament.
Hans-Olaf Henkel from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party

SOS for science-based EU policy-making

The past few months have not been a triumph for science-based policy making in the EU, writes Hans-Olaf Henkel.

Juncker ignored chief scientific advisor’s meeting requests

The incoming Juncker Commission snubbed Anne Glover’s requests to meet and discuss her role as chief scientific advisor to the executive, she revealed in an interview aired yesterday (2 February).

Anne Glover’s EU advisor role reinstated, MEP says

The European Commission has agreed to retain the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser, despite the departure of Anne Glover, an MEP claimed today (14 January).

Commission’s better regulation panel mooted for watchdog role

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission’s reformed Impact Assessment Board could one day evolve into an independent watchdog, scrutinising legislation on behalf of the executive, the EU Parliament and Council, EURACTIV has learnt.

Juncker please note: You need more, not less science

The Juncker Commission has a unique opportunity to put independent science squarely at the heart of the EU policy machinery. It’s not a side issue, it’s key to understanding the big picture, writes Stephen Boucher.
Industrial

EU’s revamped industrial policy dogged by ‘better regulation’ dispute

SPECIAL REPORT: An overhaul of EU industrial policies scheduled for early next year will come under intense scrutiny as stakeholders squabble over related initiatives aimed at simplifying European laws and assessing their wider impact on business and society.

Juncker still mulling scientific advice role after Glover’s position axed

The function of Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission "has ceased to exist", Anne Glover confirmed yesterday (13 November) but that does not mean the position will not be re-established by the new Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EURACTIV understands.

NGO backlash to Chief Scientific Advisor position grows

EXCLUSIVE / More European non-profit groups have thrown their weight behind a call by Greenpeace and HEAL for the European Commission to scrap the position of its Science Tsar, Anne Glover, in a letter sent to the incoming EU president, Jean-Claude Juncker, which EURACTIV has seen.

Mr Juncker, do not scrap science!

We should be worried that the European Commission’s chief scientific adviser position is under attack as an incoming EU president prepares to review legislation on GMOs, write Marcel Kuntz and John Davison  
Agrifood 27-07-2012

GMOs: “Anne Glover, you are wrong”

An interview by EURACTIV with Anne Glover, European Commission chief scientific adviser, on GMO crops  triggered a response on EURACTIV.fr last week (27 July) from French MEP Corinne Lepage. Lepage says Glover was "wrong" to state there was "no more risk in eating GMO food than eating conventionally farmed food."
Agrifood 24-07-2012

EU science advisor: ‘Lots of policies are not based on evidence’

Politicians sometimes shy away from science, but they should be clear about why they reject scientific evidence in future, the European Commission’s first chief scientific advisor told EURACTIV. In an interview, she says GMOs are a good example of where policy has trumped science.

No risk with GMO food, says EU chief scientific advisor

EXCLUSIVE: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are no riskier than their conventionally farmed equivalents, the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor Anne Glover has told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview, calling for countries impeding GMO use to be put to proof.