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Ensuring participatory democracy without abdicating responsibility

While participatory democracy sounds like an important goal to many, it also raises questions of responsibility, accountability, power and trust, according to a panel on citizen engagement. 

Participatory budgeting: Europe’s bet to increase trust in government

Participatory budgeting (PB) - the shared decision between city leaders and inhabitants on spending a part of the municipal budget - is becoming an increasingly popular democratic tool in Europe.
Technology 06-10-2021

Estonia’s digital journey sets a precedent for other EU countries

In just a few decades, Estonia developed from a Soviet republic to one of the most advanced digital societies in the world. The small Baltic state is setting a precedent for other EU countries to harvest the benefits of digitalisation.
Coronavirus 20-05-2021

Former top health official calls for EU to step up on health issues

Health stakeholders, including a former European health Commissioner, are calling for the EU to play a more active role on health issues to ensure that action taken during the pandemic continues to be built upon in the future.
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Economy & Jobs 16-01-2020

European Standards build trust in the Single Market

The more than 24.000 European standards existing play a fundamental role in making the Single Market work efficiently: they make it easier to sell products and services across Europe and beyond, improve safety, protect consumer, reduce red tape and foster innovation.
Future EU 16-07-2018

Left-right ideological divide remains relevant in Western Europe

Despite the rise of populist parties, right-left division remains relevant, particularly on issues such as immigration and the role of the government, according to a study by the American think tank The Pew Research Centre. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Future EU 08-02-2018

Matthieu Ricard: Europeans must rediscover trust

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard warned against taking the European Union for granted as it is an "immense factor of peace".
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Global Europe 25-11-2015

EuroPhilantopics 2015: Interview with Róża Thun MEP

An interview with Ró?a Thun, MEP, during the 2015 EuroPhilantopics. EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years. This year's theme was trust and how it can be levered to pave the way to a fairer society.
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Global Europe 23-11-2015

EuroPhilantopics 2015: Trust Matters – A lever to deliver better social justice outcomes

Highlights of the 2015 EuroPhilantopics event in Brussels. Jointly organised by BOZAR, DAFNE, EFC, EVPA and NEF, EuroPhilantopics is the annual event for foundations and EU institutions to come together and consider the challenges facing people and communities in the next 5-10 years. This year the theme was trust and how it can be levered to pave the way to a fairer society.
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EU Elections 2014 26-05-2014

Slightly higher election turnout averted a ‘big disaster’

Against all odds, Europeans have averted yet another decline in voter turnout in the European Parliament elections, which remained stable at 43.1%.
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Brexit 13-05-2014

Poll: Most Europeans believe ‘the worst is still to come’

With the European elections opening next week, a new survey shows that most Europeans believe the crisis is not over yet and that “the worst is still to come”, although the trend is slightly improving.
Health 05-04-2013

Crisis has hit companies’ social responsibility, poll suggests

Many Europeans appear to have lost trust in the corporate world, with a significant proportion believing that companies are paying less attention to their impact on society and the environment than they were 10 years ago, says a Eurobarometer poll.
Competition 27-07-2010

EU opens anti-trust probe into IBM

European Union competition regulators launched two anti-trust investigations yesterday (26 July) against International Business Machines Corp., suspecting it of abusing its dominant position in the mainframe computer market.
Public Affairs 01-04-2010

Trust in business rising despite banking sector’s woes

Global trust in business is improving, according to Edelman's annual Trust Barometer survey, despite wide expectations that banks will revert to 'business as usual' after the recession.  
Euro & Finance 01-09-2006

ECB set for rate hike to curb sluggish growth

Eurozone economic growth outpaced the US and Japan in quarter II of 2006, but slower growth is predicted for the rest of the year. The ECB is set to react with another interest rate hike.
EU Priorities 2020 29-01-2003

Davos Forum wraps up, world leaders assess gain

The 2003 World Economic Forum (WEF) concluded six days of business on 28 February in Davos, Switzerland, launching global initiatives on health and good governance.
Brexit 17-11-2001

Building trust on-line

Building trust on-line McKinsey Quarterly, 2001 nr 4 Policy relevance: This article highlights the importance of the presence of online trust in e-commerce. Developing e-commerce is one of the Commission’s action lines in its eEurope Action Plan (see EEURACTIV’s LinksDossier...