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Competition 08-10-2019

Commissioner hearings LIVE: Margrethe Vestager

The European Parliament is grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October. On Tuesday, Danish official Margrethe Vestager, nominated as Executive Vice President for Europe fit for the Digital Age, will be questioned by MEPs
Economy & Jobs 07-02-2019

German 2030 industrial strategy: Altmaier backs ‘European Champions’

German economy minister Peter Altmaier presented his 'industrial strategy 2030' on Tuesday (5 February), talking up the creation of European "champions" just one day before the European Commission decided to reject a proposed merger between rail giants Alstom and Siemens. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital 06-02-2019

EU’s future global industry leadership

Addressing the Industry Days conference on Tuesday (5 February), European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker highlighted the importance of ensuring that the EU stays at the forefront of developments in economy and society, if it is to lead the way in the global industrial marketplace.
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Digital 16-10-2018

Brexit – No Deal not an option: European industry leaders call for clarity and certainty

Time is of the essence, as business needs certainty, and in the worst-case scenario, ample time to adjust. Clarity should be provided by agreeing on a time-limited extension of the transition period. In particularly SMEs would get the time to adjust to the possible new post-Brexit realities, writes Uwe Combüchen.
Agrifood 25-09-2018

Pesticides: greater transparency in the approval process?

The system for approving pesticides has to show greater transparency, a special committee of the European Parliament has concluded. An article by EURACTIV France’s media partner, the Journal de l’environnement.
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Health 09-04-2018

EU’s energy intensive industries paid to pollute, says NGO

Instead of pursuing real decarbonisation plans, energy-intensive industry in the EU has managed to turn pollution into profit, Climate Action Network Europe said in a study published 9 April.
Energy 18-10-2016

ETS emissions fall as EU cuts surplus carbon quotas

Greenhouse gas emissions from the main sectors covered by the European carbon market fell between 2014 and 2015, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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European Youth Debating Competition

European Youth Debating Competition

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and PlasticsEurope have joined forces to promote STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as to inform about sustainability and resource efficiency - all of them being key ingredients for the future of both industry sectors and the overall competitiveness of the European Union.
Trade & Society 21-03-2016

Beijing: EU action against Chinese steel exports won’t solve industry problems

The European Union's call to step up measures on imports of Chinese steel products will not solve the problems facing the global steel industry, but will affect the international trade order, China's Commerce Ministry said on Monday (21 March).
Climate change 15-03-2016

European businesses make billions from free carbon quotas

European industry still benefits too much from the carbon market, according to the NGO Carbon Market Watch. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 13-11-2015

How a state company derailed competition in Greece

While energy-intensive Greek industries are struggling to survive in an unfriendly and costly business environment, a state company is enjoying a privileged status at the expense of taxpayers. 
Trade & Society 17-08-2015

Joining qualifications are a driver of European manufacturing competitiveness

With highly-qualified employment in manufacturing set to increase in the European Union, the EWF argues the case for offering training for for the 21st century.
Trade & Society 16-07-2015

Eurofer boss: Europe’s steel industry needs modern trade defence instruments

The European steel industry is confronted with unfair competitors outside the EU, Axel Eggert, Director General of Eurofer, told EURACTIV Slovakia.

Re-imagining Europe’s industrial policy

A new European industrial policy that puts innovation at its heart will help us face up to the economic challenges of the future, argue Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Gary McGann.

German labour costs exceed EU average by one-third

The latest numbers show labour is more expensive in Germany than in many other EU member states, especially in the industrial sector, though the trend does not show any negative effects for the country’s competitiveness. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 24-04-2015

Kandahar city power project in jeopardy as USAID prepares to pull plug

One of the US government’s flagship programmes for development in the strategic south of Afghanistan risks running aground.
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Economy & Jobs 21-03-2014

EU Industrial Policy: What industry needs for competitiveness and growth

Dr. Veronique Steukers from the Nickel Institute puts forward industry's case for the framework conditions needed for  competitiveness and growth and discusses the main issues of concern that must be tackled by EU Industrial Policy. Learn more at: http://www.nickelinstitute.org/
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Transport 03-03-2014

Strengthening European Prosperity and Competitiveness

Today, more than one person in every thousand European citizens works in the European Aerospace and Defence Industries. But global competition is increasing and the question is; Will Europe be able to keep up the good performance also tomorrow? Now is the time for the European Aerospace and Defence community, I mean Industry AND policy makers, to engage in a constructive debate. A debate on common strategies… Strategies that can be converted into investments for the future… A future where prosperity and competitiveness still become reality.
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Climate change 25-02-2014

Sustainability Conference: European Alliance for SMC/BMC

Organised for the second year, the Challenges & Opportunities for a Sustainable Future Conference provides the best opportunity to tackle the sustainability of the SMC/BMC industry within the value chain.
Health 09-01-2014

Greece passes new hospital fee bill to cigarette smokers

In a surprise U-turn, the Greek government decided to scrap a controversial hospital fee introduced at the start of the year and pass it on instead to tobacco product prices.
Health 17-12-2013

Pharma chief: Governments must stop thinking short-term

The EU must continue to invest in the pharmaceutical industry, where Europe has been a leader for many years, but where it's becoming more and more difficult to bring products to the market, says Bruno Strigini.
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Economy & Jobs 14-11-2013

Orgalime Testimonial: Klaus Schneider, CEIR

CEIR joined Orgalime in 2012 as an associate member. Klaus Schneider, President of CEIR, cites Orgalime amongst other things as "Value for money...professional...know how to move in a political environment...". Learn more about Orgalime at: http://www.orgalime.org

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