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5G 26-04-2019

Investment in ‘first class connectivity infrastructure’ a priority, Commission says

The cable industry's ambitions of ubiquitous gigabit connectivity have long been hindered by a number of obstacles, including patchy coverage and consumer trust issues. Carlota Reyners Fontana explains what the EU Commission is doing to improve the bloc's broadband gaps.
Digital 20-02-2019

‘Small platforms’ are the target of online terrorist content regulation, MEP says

The EU is taking regulatory measures to clamp down on the dissemination of terrorist content online. In the European Parliament, the file is being dealt with by the Civil Liberties Committee, with MEP Daniel Dalton leading the report. EURACTIV sat down with Dalton to discuss the finer details of the plans.

Great Greenland CEO: seal hunting ban ‘devastating’ for Inuit communities

It is not profitable and may never be. And the EU has banned it. So why should seal hunting be supported? Because it is a sustainable way of life for Inuit people - and sometimes their only one. And the way forward for Greenland's independence, says Ditte Sorknæs.
Climate change 16-11-2017

UN chief: Migration ‘highly desirable’ if managed humanely and responsibly

For the first time, the Paris Agreement acknowledged climate change causes migration. At COP23 in Bonn, the big question is how to address it, William Lacy Swing said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Future EU 18-11-2016

Captain Europe: I am hanging up my cape

Captain Europe is hanging up his cape after seven years as the European Union’s only superhero. But he told EURACTIV.com that he was on the lookout for a successor to put on the mask.
Trade & Society 20-04-2016

Jude Kirton-Darling MEP: Steel crisis has already cost lives in England

The steel crisis has cost lives in the North East England constituency, MEP Jude Kirton-Darling has said, before launching a blistering attack on the British government for its inaction in the fight to save steel.
Public Affairs 21-04-2015

Ombudsman: EU must interrogate US over TTIP transparency

The United States’ resistance to greater transparency in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, poses a problem to a European Commission that must answer demands for more openness from civil society if it is to seal the trade deal, the European Ombudsman has told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
China 18-03-2015

EU businesses in Russia: American sanctions are clearer

The EU will lose ground in Russia, because they discourage business, even in cases when there are no restrictions, Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses in Russia, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Energy 08-12-2014

Climate innovator: We can turn CO2 into the soles on your shoes

Europe must focus on research and innovation in climate technology to remain competitive in the global village, says Bertrand Van Ee, who described an innovation project that can suck Co2 out of the air and use it to make rubber. 
Energy 03-12-2014

IEA director: ETS reform should have started yesterday, not in 2017

The EU and its member countries must learn the lessons of the 2020 Climate and Energy package, and realise the only way to meet the 2030 targets is through better policy coordination, and a governance and monitoring framework. Reform of the EU Emissions Trading System is vital for hitting both 2020 and 2030 targets and is long overdue, International Energy Agency executive director Maria van der Hoeven told EURACTIV. 
Dr Howard Williamson

Scientist: “A youth guarantee cannot create jobs”

Whether or not a youth guarantee will enhance employability is questionable, but it is very important to ensure that young people are given a sense of purpose in their lives, which can happen through a youth guarantee but, equally, it could be through volunteering and other opportunities, Dr Howard Williamson told EURACTIV Greece in an exclusive interview.
EU Priorities 2020 26-01-2010

Crossick: Europe should dust off its founding fathers’ ideals

There is a seat for Europe at the world talks table, but European leaders need to become more strategic and revisit the successful approach of the EU's founding fathers, Stanley Crossick, the founding chairman of the European Policy Centre, told EURACTIV in an interview.

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