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Ammonia and the greening of EU industry

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A chemical traditionally used in the fertiliser industry, ammonia is now also entering the realm of energy as a way to store and transport hydrogen, or as an alternative transport fuel in its own right.
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Decarbonising Food – Making the case for Green Fertilizers

The fertilizer industry has identified the most promising technologies for making green fertilizers. The challenge is to make the business case for decarbonised products. This can be achieved by driving down the cost and addressing technical challenges on the supply...

Hydrogen outlook in Central and Eastern Europe

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According to EU scenarios, the share of hydrogen in Europe’s energy mix is expected to grow from less than 2% today to 13-14% by 2050, as part of efforts to decarbonise transport and heavy industries. Central and Eastern EU countries...
Agrifood 09-02-2021

EU-Africa: translating green agrifood ambitions

On the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, the EU is currently establishing a new ‘strategic partnership’ with Africa, of which agriculture is a key focus. The aims of the EU’s flagship environmental policy, the Green Deal, combined with the COVID-19...
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Politics 09-02-2021

The pandemic reveals the importance of enhanced cooperation between the EU and its partner countries

In March 2020, the entire world was thrown into an unprecedented crisis. Although this isn’t over yet, a number of lessons can already be drawn. Koen Doens is the Director General for International Partnerships at the European Commission. Jérémie Pellet...
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Hydrogen – the case for Central and Eastern Europe

Best businesses thrive when faced with challenges and the EU Green Deal offers an abundance of them in the foreseeable future. However, the potential to turn a challenge into an opportunity will rely on joint and coordinated efforts of public...
Development Policy 05-02-2021

Renewal of international cooperation in a post-pandemic world

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Over the past year, international cooperation has been facing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic repercussions, as well as by the push for a greener future.
This event report covers DIGITALEUROPE’s annual Masters of Digital conference.
Digital 05-02-2021

Making Europe fit for the digital age

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There has been no greater reliance on digital tools than during the current period, as Europe continues to live under the reality of a global health pandemic. In this context, the European Commission is charting Europe’s digital transition with a...
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Digital 02-02-2021

Europe’s top 5 priorities to kick-start the digital decade

Europe is still reeling from the pandemic’s effects and many countries are battling a third wave. Digital technologies have been proven to be essential in the crisis and are rightly viewed as a way to reinvent Europe’s economy after COVID....
Politics 01-02-2021

Global youth and post-pandemic futures

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From climate hazards and COVID-19 to protests for racial justice and the rise of identity politics – the past year has left a mark on the young generation. The effects of the pandemic particularly affect young people, they exacerbate existing...
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Global Europe 28-01-2021

Beyond 2020: Global Youth – Voices & Futures

TODAY’S YOUTH HAVE BEEN DEEPLY IMPACTED BY 2020 BUT REMAIN RESILIENT, POSITIVE AND COMMITTED TO WORKING TOWARDS A BETTER FUTURE As the world continues on its path of unparalleled social, political and financial uncertainty, we wonder, what will the future...
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Aviation 15-12-2020

The benefits of Sustainable Aviation Fuel go beyond CO₂

We already know that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) provides cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels, achieving up to 80% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to fossil jet fuels. But what is less well known is the fact that...
Over the course of this year, European citizens have had to radically realign their lives to the new reality brought on by the coronavirus crisis. For the most part, this has meant rapidly migrating our personal and professional lives online.
Digital 10-12-2020

Legal certainty in the digital world: Lessons for Europe

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Over the course of this year, European citizens have had to radically realign their lives to the new reality brought on by the coronavirus crisis. For the most part, this has meant rapidly migrating our personal and professional lives online.
Agrifood 09-12-2020

Farm to Fork: what role for consumers and innovation

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Although reduction targets set in the EU's flagship food policy stole public opinion's attention at first, consumer behaviour and innovation are expected to have an equal, critical role to play in the path toward more sustainable food system.
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Digital 06-12-2020

Digitalisation of Justice must be based on the experience of practitioners

On 2 December, the European Commission published its Communication on Digitalisation of Justice in the European Union. It recalls in the preamble that “effective justice systems are also essential for the functioning of the internal market and a prerequisite for...
Health 04-12-2020

The future of nanomedicines in Europe

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Nanomedicines are emerging as an innovative technology in the scientific field, as they help address unmet medical needs and offer alternatives for many therapeutic areas. Nanomedicine uses state-of-the-art nanotechnology like nanoparticles, nanorobots or nanoelectronic biosensors for diagnosing or treating cancer,...
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Circular economy 04-12-2020

End of life Recycling of WEEE Plastics containing Brominated Flame Retardants

Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are used in plastics materials in electrical and electronic products to aid fire safety by reducing their propensity for ignition. This not only means a contribution to saving lives, but also products and property, thus preventing...
Aviation 02-12-2020

Aviation’s green flight-path in focus

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The aviation industry aims to cut its environmental footprint and contribute to society's shift towards decarbonisation. In order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, air travel will have to make emission cuts and now the discussion is focusing on how exactly to do that.
Agrifood 01-12-2020

Wholesome whole grains: how to encourage uptake in the EU

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This year has served as a stark reminder of the need for a resilient, sustainable, and healthy food system. As many consumers turn to healthier food options in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers continue to tackle the eternal...
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

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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

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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?

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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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