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Health 16-05-2022

Cardiovascular disease: Not only about lifestyle?

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According to European Commission data, there are more than six million new cases and over 1.8 million cardiovascular disease-related deaths in the EU. In this event report, EURACTIV will examine the different proposals patients and industry stakeholders suggest for Europe to face its "number one killer".
Health 28-04-2022

A new phase of COVID-19 fight

Since the first wave of COVID-19, the EU has been working on strengthening its response to the pandemic outbreak. But now it is ready to face a new phase.

Wind power’s contribution to Europe’s energy independence

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As Europe looks to break away from its dependence on Russian fossil fuels, renewable energy, like wind power, could be part of the answer. EU countries are keen to increase their renewable energy capacity. However, slow permitting procedures and issues...
Technology 04-04-2022

The role of tech in EU sustainability

Technology and sustainability are becoming increasingly intertwined in both policy and practice but negotiating the relationship between the two is complex.
Health 21-03-2022

Untapping personalised medicine potential 

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Tailor-made prevention and treatment strategies for individuals are considered among the most promising breakthroughs in the European Health Union, launched in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic to reshape the way healthcare is dealt with across the bloc. The emerging...
Technology 07-03-2022

Addressing the digital gender divide

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Gender inequalities in STEM fields and the digital sector were identified decades ago and while some steps have been taken to address these, stark imbalances persist and in many cases, the divide begins from an early age.
Technology 08-02-2022

Diversity in the media: representing the EU’s inclusion agenda

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The value of diverse representation throughout the media is widely recognised but is often not reflected on or off-screen. Recent European Commission initiatives have touched on the importance of the media sector, but there are still calls for further action at the industry and national level.
Health 01-02-2022

Rethinking blood sustainability within the EU

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The lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis and the upcoming revision of the EU's legislative framework on blood, tissues, and cells offer a window of opportunity to rethink blood sustainability in Europe.
Agrifood 23-12-2021

Accelerating climate smart agriculture in Africa

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Between climate change, food insecurity, poverty, and environmental degradation, agriculture in Africa faces many challenges. To rise to these, African farmers are increasingly looking to implement climate-smart agricultural practices. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an integrated approach to managing landscape, including...
Transport 16-12-2021

Green laws and the EU’s road transport sector

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In July, the European Commission unveiled a package of green laws aimed at cutting the EU’s carbon emissions by 55% by 2030. In this special report, EURACTIV looks at the impact the so-called "Fit for 55" package will have on the road transport sector.
Politics 09-12-2021

The importance of teaching Europe’s past

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It matters how Europe teaches its past, and the importance of history teaching has been thrown into sharp focus by the emergence during the Covid pandemic of conspiracy theories and scapegoating of communities that echo the darker periods of Europe’s...
Energy 09-12-2021

Energy efficiency

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With the European Green Deal, the EU is increasing its climate ambition and aims to lower energy use by 9% below 2020 levels before the end of the decade. In this special report, EURACTIV looks at European Commission plans to ramp up energy savings.
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To prevent future energy prices crises, EU leaders must stop neglecting energy efficiency

When European governments devise solutions to cope with the high energy price crisis, they tend to address the problem mainly with supply side measures. This time around, it would be reassuring to see that leaders recognise the key role of energy savings, writes Arianna Vitali Roscini.
Global Europe 08-12-2021

Post-pandemic recovery, a chance for renewed multilateralism?

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Post-pandemic recovery has emerged as an opportunity for global governance, putting people and respect for human rights at the centre of the process.
Agrifood 08-12-2021

Putting words into action: Bridging the gender gap in the agrifood sector

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Women are being increasingly recognised for their role as sustainability leaders in the field of agriculture. But despite a concerted push to encourage women to enter the field, the number of women in the agrifood world still remains low. In...
Technology 30-11-2021

DSA: Re-establishing trust in the internet society

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The Digital Services Act (DSA) is a horizontal legislative proposal to regulate the digital ecosystem at large. By safeguarding the rights of internet users, this new legislative framework will play a key role in rebuilding trust in the internet society....
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Health 30-11-2021

Why the EU should boost Patient Blood Management implementation in Europe and align EU legislation with WHO guidance

There are many reasons for the EU to take a greater role in preserving blood – including one’s blood –  to improve patients’ lives. The window of opportunity is here to support EU countries improve health systems, policies and practices...
Economy & Jobs 29-11-2021

A just transition for workers

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The transition towards a fossil-free economy will require regions, companies, and workers to adapt to new realities. Many risk losing out from these changes, and workers are especially vulnerable. A policy dialogue and a policy study organised by the Friedrich...

The future of affordable housing

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The affordability of housing in Europe was already a matter of concern before the coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020 and has now reached crisis proportions, campaigners say.
Transport 26-11-2021

Clearing chemical and conventional munitions from the sea

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Tonnes of dangerous chemical and conventional munitions were dumped into Europe’s seas following the end of the world wars, which today pose a serious risk to marine life and seafarers. Lawmakers are pushing the EU to take urgent action to clean up seabeds and ensure Europe's waters are safe from hazards.
Global Europe 24-11-2021

EU-Uzbekistan relations on the move

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Uzbekistan held presidential elections on Sunday (24 October) amid little doubt that incumbent Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who has opened the Central Asian country to the world in recent years, will be re-elected for another five-year term.
Health 18-11-2021

An animal-free path towards EU’s sustainable chemical ambitions

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Presented in October 2020, the EU chemicals strategy for sustainability is intended as a first step towards a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment as a key part of the European Green Deal. While its unveiling was widely welcomed...

Green and digital: Europe’s twin transitions

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The European Commission is placing its hopes on digital innovation as one of the driving forces behind the EU’s shift to a zero-carbon economy. In this special report, EURACTIV looks at the opportunities and challenges related to the EU’s “twin...
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Health 02-11-2021

Rare Diseases in the EU: Learning from Spinal Muscular Atrophy

There are 6,000 rare diseases identified to date and an estimated 30 million people living with a rare disease in Europe alone. Furthermore, there is no approved treatment for 95 percent of rare diseases. These staggering numbers demonstrate the urgent...