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Health 28-04-2022

Pharma industry improved since before pandemic say patient groups

Since the pandemic, the public image of big pharma companies such as Sanofi, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Bayer has improved, according to a survey of 2,150 patient groups worldwide.
Agrifood 11-04-2022

FAO official: EU’s rethinking of food system fundamentals is legit amid Ukraine, COVID, climate crises

It is understandable that the EU is reorganising the fundamentals of its agricultural model in terms of strategic autonomy after the Ukraine war and the effects of both COVID-19 and climate crises, an official of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation told EURACTIV in an interview.
Coronavirus 08-03-2022

Women’s day: Time to address inequalities experienced by women during pandemic

Ahead of Women’s Day, the European Parliament started discussing the disproportionate effects that the pandemic had on women, who ultimately faced more unpaid care work, violence and worsened mental health as a consequence of lockdowns and curfews.
EU-India 02-03-2022

India’s G20 Presidency – Prioritising an equitable post-pandemic recovery

With its G20 Presidency starting on 1 December 2022, India hopes to play a pivotal role in what it sees as a “Decade of Action”, in view of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, writes Gauri Khandekar.
Transport 15-02-2022

European Parliament bets big on better batteries to secure market position

The European Parliament’s environment committee voted last week on amendments to the proposed EU battery regulation, throwing its support behind higher collection targets for portable batteries and increased materials recovery levels.
Health 11-02-2022

French presidency eyes ‘Grenoble declaration’ as Health Union milestone

French health minister Olivier Véran announced that a 'Grenoble Declaration' would soon be signed by his European counterparts to "mark a time that counts in the history of European health."
Health 11-01-2022

To avoid more COVID-19 variants, we must vaccinate Africa

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has reminded us that the pandemic will not be over until all countries have vaccinated their people. The EU should focus its attention on vaccinating Africa, writes Professor Alberto Mantovani.
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Politics 14-12-2021

UNited for a fairer and more sustainable recovery

Imagine playing a football match with half of the team seated on the bench. Or rowing a boat with only one oar. Or playing a game of chess without the full complement of rooks and knights. The results of all...
Coronavirus 10-12-2021

Omicron variant ‘mostly mild’, says European Medicines Agency

The EU medicines watchdog said Thursday (9 December) the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may cause milder disease, as the World Health Organisation warned against a re-run of vaccine hoarding by rich nations as the new strain spreads.
Coronavirus 23-11-2021

Germany considers more COVID-19 curbs, compulsory vaccines as cases soar

German Health Minister Jens Spahn called on Tuesday (23 November) for further restrictions as Germany's rate of coronavirus infections hit a record high and more politicians backed compulsory vaccinations.
Coronavirus 22-11-2021

Protestors clash with police in Brussels over new COVID restrictions

A fresh wave of protests broke out in Brussels and several European cities on Sunday (21 November), as protesters reacted, sometimes violently, to moves to reintroduced coronavirus restrictions.
Health 28-10-2021

Pandemic has brought major setbacks for gender equality, new report says

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted gender equality, mental and reproductive health across Europe, with little to no progress being made over the last 12 months, according to a report presented on Thursday (28 October) by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). 
Technology 15-10-2021

Greater inclusivity in post-pandemic connectivity push is needed

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home to policymakers the urgency of expanding connectivity, but further work is needed to ensure that its roll-out across the EU is comprehensive and inclusive, say experts working on the programme.
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Economy & Jobs 11-10-2021

The Post-COVID Recovery: Why are we no longer talking about Social Services?

Last year, we filled our doorways to clap and cheer in support of the health care and social service professionals keeping us safe. 19-months later and many of these vital services are still as underfunded and underrepresented in local, regional and national policies. Why?
Shipping 29-09-2021

Lack of green maritime fuels makes liquid natural gas a necessity says Commission

Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a necessary transitional fuel to decarbonise EU maritime activities as the available quantities of zero, or low-carbon fuels are currently insufficient, the European Commission has said.
Global Europe 24-09-2021

World Health chief set for second term after German endorsement

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is expected to obtain a second term as World Health Organization chief, after the German government endorsed him and no other candidate is likely to stand before the deadline on Thursday (23 September).
Health 23-09-2021

‘Mix and match’ approach to COVID-19 vaccines could help boost effectiveness

‘Mix and match’ or heterologous vaccination strategy split the scientists over the usage of different vaccines against covid. While some argue that this would boost the protection others say that more evidence is needed. 
Coronavirus 03-09-2021

Commission insists EU COVID certificates ‘entirely secure’ after reports of French fakes

The EU COVID certificate is “entirely secure”,  the European Commission has stressed after reports of false health passes in France being used to circumvent the country’s COVID measures.
Agrifood 01-09-2021

UK government banks on domestic workforce as struggling food sector calls for new visas

The UK food sector has called for a new COVID-19 recovery visa to address workforce shortages, but the government has been non-committal, stressing instead it aims not to rely on labour from abroad.
Coronavirus 23-07-2021

Delta COVID variant now dominates European region, warn WHO and ECDC

The COVID Delta variant has swept rapidly across Europe to become the dominant strain across much of the region according to new data from European health authorities, who warn that action must be taken to curtail its spread.
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Health 23-07-2021

Superbug pandemic threatens to undo medical progress

It’s never easy to focus on more than one crisis at a time. But, as vaccines begin to point the way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another global health threat lurking in the background which needs our attention:...
Health 15-07-2021

From vaccine race to marathon: What’s next for coping with COVID?

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The COVID-19 virus is not going anywhere any time soon and, as new variants keep cropping up across the globe, vaccine development cannot afford to stand still. There are currently just over 100 vaccines in clinical development worldwide but only...

COP26: Will it be different this time?

After being delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 crisis, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, will take place in Glasgow from 1 – 12 November 2021. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres described 2021 as a “make or...
Economy & Jobs 28-05-2021

COVID recovery money comes with strings attached, say EU officials

Tough control mechanisms will allow the EU to claw back misspent funds from the bloc’s ambitious Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), EU officials said at an event organised by EURACTIV on Tuesday (25 May).