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Health 24-11-2020

Breaking silos in diabetes care

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According to available data, 60 million people suffer from diabetes in Europe, a figure expected to rise to 68 million by 2045, while diabetes management already represents as much as 10% of overall health budgets.

Recycling of e-waste plastics

Electric and electronic scrap represents a growing share of plastic waste, but most of it is currently not recycled because of inappropriate collection schemes and difficulties in dealing with the harmful chemical substances they may contain.
EU-China 20-11-2020

EU-China cooperation on climate change

In September, the EU and China have agreed to establish a High-level Environment and Climate Dialogue to pursue joint commitments in the fight against global warming.

The EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism

When she took office in December last year, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced ambitious new climate goals for Europe and a new border levy aimed at ensuring fair competition with countries that do not impose a carbon...
Future EU 20-11-2020

Conference on the Future of Europe: EU overhaul in the making?

In 2020, hundreds of EU citizens were meant to be invited to reflect on Europe’s future at a conference that will debate European policy priorities in an attempt to introduce direct democracy in EU decision-making over the course of the...
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Agrifood 18-11-2020

The unsung superhero – whole grain

Every year, 11 million people across the globe die due to poor diet. A recent research review in the Lancet suggests that nutrition is a bigger health risk than smoking or high blood pressure. According to a recent Global Burden...
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Digital 16-11-2020

European app makers urge regulators to think outside of the bubble

As app makers, we may not immediately come to mind when discussing the perils of platform regulation. After all, the new competition rules will only directly apply to large companies acting as ‘gatekeepers’. This opinion is the result of a...
Following a provisional agreement between the European Council and the European Parliament recently on the EU's next long-term budget, 20% of the outlay has been dedicated to 'digital.' Where the bloc's priorities lie in this broad field, however, is still up for debate.
Digital 16-11-2020

Recovering with connectivity: a choice for Europe

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Following a provisional agreement between the European Council and the European Parliament recently on the EU's next long-term budget, 20% of the outlay has been dedicated to 'digital.' Where the bloc's priorities lie in this broad field, however, is still up for debate.
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Transport 13-11-2020

Towards climate-neutral aviation: Blending mandate for the European Union

Aviation is the fastest growing transport sector, and it will continue to grow despite the current COVID-19 crisis. Regulatory support is needed to achieve the sector’s emission reduction targets.
Between 9 and 13 November, the European Commission is hosting its fifth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, comprising of a series of events and workshops taking place all across the continent, as well as the presentation of a New Pact for Skills.
Digital 11-11-2020

Upskilling Europe: The path to a green and digital future

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Between 9 and 13 November, the European Commission is hosting the fifth edition of its European Vocational Skills Week, with a series of events and workshops taking place all across the continent, as well as the presentation of a New...
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Digital 09-11-2020

GIGAEurope – Connecting for Recovery

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe in March, it was clearer than ever how connectivity is underpinning everyday life, particularly in times of lock-down. Because of the uptake in-home working, online learning, remote healthcare services and digital public services, network...
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Transport 09-11-2020

Why road transport needs data governance

Data is power. In the world of road transport, where vehicles and companies generate huge amounts of data, who holds this power? With no legal framework to regulate the use of business-to-business (B2B) data at the EU level, the question...
Health 04-11-2020

The way forward to an animal-free science

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Although the EU remains fully committed to phasing out animal testing, a recent European Commission report has shown that animals are still used in areas such as skin irritation and serious eye damage, areas where alternative methods have reached regulatory acceptance.
Health 03-11-2020

Innovation and patients at the core of EU orphan drugs law review

The EU's Orphan Regulation was introduced in 2000 and its main objective was to address the challenge of regulating medicines which treat an estimated 30 million patients with rare diseases across the EU.
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Health 03-11-2020

Better Protection of People and our Planet While Building a World Without Animal Testing – Together

Over the past 15 years, the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing has helped facilitate coordination and cooperation via the 3R principles to successfully Replace animal testing with innovative methods, Reduce the number of animals in established methods,...
In early December, the EU will present ambitious new plans to regulate the platform economy in presenting its landmark Digital Services Act together with new digital competition capacities as part of the Digital Markets Act.
Digital 30-10-2020

Thinking of the whole ecosystem: EU’s plans to regulate the platform economy

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In early December, the EU will unveil ambitious new plans to regulate the platform economy in presenting its landmark Digital Services Act together with new digital competition capacities as part of the Digital Markets Act.
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The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: ensuring fairness

‘I want Europe to be a global advocate for fairness’, said President von der Leyen in her State of the Union address in September. But how do we design fairness into the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)? The CBAM is...
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Digital 28-10-2020

How to spend €150 billion to build a stronger digital Europe

If there is any – tragic – merit in the hard lessons of the COVID-19 crisis, it is that the pandemic has forced us to face the most pressing issues of our society, and to finally take action. Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl...
Health 26-10-2020

Transparency in the race for a COVID vaccine

As the coronavirus crisis continues to have a devasting impact on people’s lives and livelihoods, all eyes are on scientists to deliver on a COVID-19 vaccine. It is widely accepted that a safe and effective vaccine represents our best chance...
Transport 26-10-2020

The nexus between data and transport

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Digitalisation and the use of data is increasing in various sectors, not least in transport. As the coronavirus looks set to accelerate the meeting of the digital and mobility worlds, policy-makers and legislators will have to make sure it is...
EU-Africa 23-10-2020

Civil society’s role at the heart of EU-Africa relations

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Civil society groups in Africa and Europe say that they have been repeatedly shut out of the process of influencing and shaping the agenda for EU-African relations. The result, they argue, is a top-down process between political leaders that is...
EU-Africa 23-10-2020

EU-AU relations – A prosperous partnership of equals

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The EU-African Union summit aimed at finalising a new ‘strategic partnership’ between the two continents may have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Socialist and Democrat group in the European Parliament hosted its own three day Africa Week...
Digital 22-10-2020

Imagining Europe’s Digital Recovery: Options for Investment

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As part of her state of the union speech in September, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen noted that the EU’s recovery fund, the so-called ‘Next Generation EU’ outlay, should be spent on digital projects by member states. Questions have now...

Forests and climate change

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With its 2030 climate plan last month, the European Commission has put the spotlight on forests as Europe's main "carbon sink," saying their ability to store carbon dioxide must be preserved in order to reach the bloc's climate goals.
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