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Coronavirus 28-03-2020

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Europe

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is spreading through Europe. Apart from the health risk, it is also forcing businesses, as well as EU institutions, to cancel travel and public events and switch to teleworking, in the hope of slowing the epidemic....
Coronavirus 24-03-2020

European clinical trial begins coronavirus testing in France

France's national medical institute is testing four experimental treatments to combat the coronavirus, including chloroquine, as part of a wider European effort. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Coronavirus 11-03-2020

Merkel: Germany well-equipped against COVID-19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made her first public statement about the coronavirus epidemic on Wednesday (11 March), saying that financial reserves and good emergency mechanisms make Germany well-prepared. "We will do what is necessary," she added. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital 11-03-2020

EU privacy rules no obstacle to coronavirus fight; smartphone tracking a no-no

Europe’s privacy rulebook does not create obstacles to taking action to curb the coronavirus epidemic but mass tracking of people’s movements and contacts using smartphone location data would represent a clear violation.
Health 04-03-2020

French TV apologises for ‘bad taste’ Pizza Corona clip which offended Italians

A video featuring a pizzaiolo coughing and spitting on a "pizza corona" was broadcast on French satirical show Groland, sparking outrage across the Italian peninsula and forcing the TV channel Canal + to publicly apologise. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
Health 27-02-2020

Milan offers some cheer to suffering bars as coronavirus cases climb in Italy

Bars and clubs in Milan can re-open in the evenings, local authorities announced on Wednesday (26 February), in the first rollback of tough restrictions imposed at the weekend to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak in Italy.
Economy & Jobs 10-02-2020

Germany should be more Chinese – at least a bit

While China has shown it needs a few days to build a hospital, infrastructure projects in Germany are making no progress. But politicians from the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) now want to change this. EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Digital 05-02-2020

Huawei taking coronavirus ‘precautions’ ahead of Barcelona MWC

Following the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, telecommunications giant Huawei has put in place a series of 'precautions' and 'internal rules' for international travel ahead of the company's appearance at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the end of February.
Economy & Jobs 28-12-2019

How frontier research could be the answer to a more sustainable future

More frequent extreme weather events, increasing political nationalism and growing economic inequality are making sustainable development goals harder to achieve. EURACTIV looked at the work of four frontier researchers to explore how a more sustainable future could look like.
5G 12-12-2019

MEP: Commission ‘irresponsible’ on 5G health risks

The European Commission is “irresponsible” in not addressing the health risks associated with the future rollout of next-generation mobile network, Bulgarian MEP Ivo Hristov has said.
Health 05-12-2019

A ruin to serve as Children’s Hospital? Angry Bulgarians call on Brussels to intervene

A conflict is brewing in Bulgaria between civil society and the government over plans to reconstruct a 12-floor ruin, built during the last years of communism and abandoned ever since, into a children's hospital.
Health 06-11-2019

EU health sector ‘up to a decade’ behind others for digitalisation, Commission says

The EU health sector is in the middle of a defining moment but the sector is “up to a decade” behind other sectors in terms of digitalisation, Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety Martin Seychell told EURACTIV.com.
Air Quality 14-10-2019

International alliance of cities commits to tackling air pollution

Poor air quality causes 422,000 premature deaths deaths each year in Europe and EU member states have repeatedly been singled out for exceeding pollution thresholds. At the C40 Summit on Friday (11 October), 35 cities decided to take the matter into their own hands. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Agrifood 11-10-2019

Germany is a ‘developing country’ when it comes to tobacco regulation, expert says

While Germany is being branded a 'developing country' in terms of tobacco regulation, experts warn that a new wave of cancer illnesses may be related to the consumption of E-cigarettes. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Future EU 01-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Urpilainen/Johansson/Kyriakides

The European Parliament will be grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October.
Climate change 19-09-2019

Investing in zero-carbon cities will return $24 trillion by 2050, report finds

By investing US$1.83 trillion -  about 2% of global GDP - per year in cutting urban emissions, national governments would generate annual returns worth US$2.80 trillion in 2030 and US$6.98 trillion in 2050, a report released Thursday (19 September) finds.
Brexit 05-08-2019

After Brexit pledges, Johnson announces cash injection for health

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a £1.8 billion cash injection for Britain's public health system on Monday (5 August), seeking to honour his Brexit pledges as he pushes through the country's departure from the European Union.
Health 15-07-2019

The case of babies without arms remains a mystery for France

On Friday (12 July), French authorities published their first report on children born without arms in rural areas of three specific French departments. Although this congenital disability, termed transverse agenesis of the upper limb, is well described, its causes remain unknown. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
Health 03-07-2019

Work-life balance: Health and well-being in the digital era

The European Commission recognises the importance of work-life balance. It is argued that a positive work-life balance contributes to a more inclusive labour market, reducing the gender employment gap and raising individuals’ quality of life.

EU election 2019: What next for Social Europe?

In November 2017, the European Commission launched the European Pillar of Social Rights, which resulted in 25 legislative initiatives. Ahead of the EU elections this week, EURACTIV looks at what the main political parties have on offer for social Europe.
Health 28-03-2019

A Europe that Champions Well-being: Reframing EU priorities for the next five years

A global paradigm shift is occurring in attitudes towards economic and social progress. From a GDP centred model, a new paradigm now focuses on improving citizen’s well-being. All Policies for a Healthy Europe is a multi-stakeholder initiative calling for Europe...
Agrifood 27-03-2019

Only a nutrition-sensitive CAP can deliver on climate and health

The evidence is clear: to secure a thriving future for people and planet we need to collectively transform our eating patterns towards healthier, more plant-rich diets. The EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) can facilitate this transition. But several misunderstandings hinder progress.  
Health 26-03-2019

Lawmakers, stakeholders see delivering economics of well-being as next health challenge

The well-being of EU citizens should be made a priority and an intersectoral approach integrating policy areas such as housing, fighting pollution and digital transformation into health can also help bring about new economic models, MEPs and civil society representatives agree.
Economy & Jobs 14-03-2019

Taking back control: Empowering women and girls through sports

World champions and Olympic athletes are helping empower school girls through sports to become leaders in their communities, thanks to an EU funded project.

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