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25-06-2018

How to protect workers’ rights in a volatile labour market?

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In 2017, the European Commission proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights, aimed to ensure fair working conditions, social protection and inclusion. How can the the Pillar protect workers’ rights? How can trade unions address new challenges related to working conditions while protecting traditional workers?
Agrifood 25-06-2018

Science, public opinion and policy-making

The re-authorisation of Monsanto’s weedkiller glyphosate and the ban of three neonicotinoids – a class of insecticide – have opened a heated debate on the role of science in policy-making.

Health 08-06-2018

The fight for viral hepatitis C elimination

The hepatitis C virus is a global public health threat with significant morbidity and mortality, and within Europe, the WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region and the European Region have the highest reported prevalence.
Health 07-05-2018

How can we create sustainable healthcare systems?

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The healthcare systems of EU member states are under huge pressure to meet the growing demand for care and simultaneously support innovation in the sector. Combined with an ageing population and the alarming burden of chronic illnesses, several experts emphasise...
Economy & Jobs 03-05-2018

Social Europe: Bringing back democracy at work on the EU political agenda

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The global economy is undergoing major and irreversible changes, which raises the question as to how to ensure workers’ voices are being heard and taken into account within EU-based companies.
Circular economy 01-03-2018

Closing loops for a circular economy

After marathon talks, negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states reached agreement last December on a package of waste legislation, which sets new targets for recycling. But although the ink has not yet dried on the deal, the European Commission is already preparing a revision of the laws.
Climate change 20-02-2018

Europe’s mayors: Speeding up the energy transition

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While the EU hammers out its continent-wide energy and climate policy for the next decade, steps are being taken at local level to fight climate change and make a low-carbon European economy a reality.
Health 29-01-2018

Big data revolution and EU healthcare

The ongoing big data revolution could have a significant impact on health policies in the EU. EU policymakers say the big data could considerably change the way healthcare policies are shaped. Through a data-driven approach, health systems will be more...

Fact-checking science

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Trust in science may face a tough time ahead as doubts about transparency and the way scientific evidence is used by policymakers persist. But the EU institutions at least seem aware of these concerns, as this latest Special Report shows.
Digital 16-01-2018

Domain names on a multilingual internet

More than half of the content on the internet is in English. Some online platforms like Facebook and Google Translate have increased their offers in other languages, and are now available in more than 100 languages.
Electricity 04-12-2017

Electricity networks: Connecting the dots

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The growing electrification of the economy, driven by renewables, requires additional power networks to cope with the expected surge in demand for electric vehicles and consumer-centred services. EURACTIV explores the implications in this Special Report.
Future EU 18-10-2017

What’s next for European socialism?

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After bruising electoral defeats in France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, European socialists are looking at ways of turning their fortunes around. For many of them, the era of 'Grand Coalitions' with right-wing parties is now over.
Future of mobility 17-10-2017

Where will big data drive European transport?

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Click here to download this Special Report. This week, EURACTIV reports from the European Transport Forum in Brussels, where stakeholders gather to discuss how big data will transform today’s transport and to assess the associated challenges and risks.
Health 06-10-2017

Electronic immunisation record

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An increase in vaccine hesitancy, combined with the insufficient preparedness of EU member state healthcare systems against infectious diseases, has raised eyebrows in Brussels and the EU capitals, which now seek ways to minimise outbreak risks.
Economy & Jobs 26-09-2017

An Erasmus for SMEs to support the economy

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Click here to download this Special Report. Building on the success of a first pilot project, the European Commission and SMEs explore the idea of a mobility programme to increase companies’ exports.
Development Policy 25-09-2017

Youth and the future of Africa

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This week is the Socialists and Democrats Group's second installment of Africa Week, which this year will focus on the "Youth and Future of Africa". Follow EURACTIV's Special Report for insights into work being done for a stronger EU-Africa partnership.
Economy & Jobs 12-09-2017

Additive manufacturing, engine of industrial revival

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Click here to download this Special Report. As the European industry struggles to maintain a leading position in the digital era, the sector and legislators call for continuous support to ensure that key technologies such as additive manufacturing could contribute to...
Economy & Jobs 26-06-2017

EU civil society at a crossroads

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Factors ranging from lack of funding to mounting political pressure have sparked a discussion regarding the future of civil society organisations in the EU.
Health 24-05-2017

World No Tobacco Day

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According to the European Commission, tobacco consumption is considered the largest avoidable health risk and the most significant cause of premature death in the EU. Approximately 700,000 deaths every year are attributed to tobacco, while around 50% of smokers die prematurely.