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Ludwig Forrest and Gerry Salole

No European philanthropic union just yet

Member states’ tax regimes hinder cross-border philanthropy in Europe, write Gerry Salole and Ludwig Forrest.

Digital 09-07-2014

Mr Juncker: pick one Commissioner for communications, another for the media sector

In the coming weeks, Jean-Claude Juncker faces the challenge to match profiles, portfolios and country ambitions with the needs of EU citizens. One is to communicate the EU message better; another is to ensure a sustainable industry strategy for the fragile media sector. Mr Juncker shouldn’t confuse these two, writes Christophe Leclercq.

Elections 19-03-2014

Parliament wants tougher funding rules for EU political parties

The EU Parliament has put new rules in the pipeline on Tuesday (18 March) aimed at increasing funding transparency of pan-European political parties. The rules bar parties from receiving funding if they don’t respect EU values.

Regional Policy 22-10-2012

Hahn: Cohesion Policy is Greece’s main public investment

Cohesion Policy will be the main public investment instrument for Greece in the foreseeable future, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn told Greek regional governors in Athens. EURACTIV Greece contributed reporting for this article.

Development Policy 19-12-2011

2050 roadmap to re-boot stalled energy efficiency talks

Denmark, which takes over the EU's rotating presidency on 1 January, is likely to use the European Commission's Energy Roadmap 2050 as a tool to push through an agreement on the stalled Energy Efficiency Directive. 

EU research priorities to be revealed, renamed

Climate change, energy, health and SMEs will form the centre of European Commission proposals for research funding within the new Common Strategic Framework (CSF), which will be renamed today (10 June) at a 700-strong stakeholder event.

Brexit 20-05-2011

Special Report: London Stock Exchange, Commission link up on SME funding

The London Stock Exchange is collaborating with the European Commission to devise new funding mechanisms for SMEs, and new SME envoys from all member states will meet for the first time in Budapest next week, the European Business Summit heard yesterday (19 May).

Health 04-05-2011

EU funding for stem cell research stirs debate

Stem cell research deemed "immoral" in the EU will nevertheless be funded by Brussels, possibly patented overseas and re-imported for sale, policymakers and experts said following the issuing of an opinion by an advocate-general of the European Court of Justice.

Brexit 25-01-2011

EU moves to cut red tape for research

The European Commission has taken steps to simplify EU funding for research and innovation to cut costs and attract more participants, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Regional Policy 11-11-2010

Commission wants regional funds to match 2020 goals

The European Commission presented yesterday (10 November) its blueprint for reform of the EU's cohesion policy, linking funding for regions to the achievement of the targets set out in the 'Europe 2020' strategy for jobs and growth.

Climate change 26-07-2010

Pay Eastern Europe to cut emissions and move to 30%

Europe can increase its emissions reduction target if it finds ways to redirect funding from Western to Eastern European countries, which oppose the move to a more ambitious commitment to fight climate change, writes David Buchan from the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.

Development Policy 29-10-2009

UN climate chief downgrades hopes for post-Kyoto treaty

It seems unlikely that a comprehensive climate treaty will be sealed at December's UN conference in Copenhagen despite progress made, but a political agreement is still very much possible, Yvo de Boer, the UN's top climate official, told journalists yesterday (28 October).