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Under Pressure: Climate change and the future of the oil and gas industry

The Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil presented its latest Energy Perspectives report earlier this month, drawing up three possible scenarios for global energy-related emissions up to 2050.
Health 06-04-2017

Europe’s biotechnology potential hindered by investment fears

In terms of pure biotechnology, Europe has embraced innovation. However, it cannot compete with the US yet because it cannot drive private investment in the field, as well as open up the market to new products, a pharmaceutical executive told EURACTIV.com in Lyon.
"When is the right time, if not now?" German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, referring to US-EU trade deal, TTIP. Here, she is pictured at an event with BDI chief Ulrich Grillo (left) in 2013. [Jochen Zick, Action Press/Flickr]

German industry calls for ‘investment offensive’ to boost the economy

Germany's BDI industry association is calling for an "investment offensive" from the Federal Government, saying that strengthening business confidence should be a top priority amid the economic downturn, and hailing TTIP as a "historic opportunity". EURACTIV Germany reports.
wind turbine in South Africa
Energy 22-09-2014

Climate finance on the rocks?

Climate finance is still going strong globally, but serious efforts are needed, including at the regulatory level, to sustain the momentum ahead of the UN Climate Summit.
Germany's middle class firms are more prosperous than they have been 11 years but the outlook is pessimistic, says a recent study by Ernst & Young. [QIAxcel assembly/Flickr]

Germany’s middle class prosperous but pessimistic, survey shows

Medium-sized companies in Germany are doing better than ever, according to a semiannual study measuring economic conditions and prospects but the horizon is dark, with results showing growing pessimism over the geopolitical climate. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Gary Bridgeman, managing director of Hodos Consulting
EU Priorities 2020 11-06-2014

Towards a single European business investment environment

Supporting SMEs is at the heart of the Europe 2020 objectives, but do they go far enough? A future roadmap should lead to a single European investment environment, writes Gary Bridgeman
Central Europe 10-03-2014

Romania’s enemy within

Romania’s economy is doing well, but political in-fighting could discourage investors, writes Adrian Maniutiu.