Politics 16-03-2018

Tweets of the Week: MEPs squawking, May isn’t baulking, goodbye Stephen Hawking

This week, in Parliament Selmayr’s appointment provokes more squawking, reacting to Russian poisoning, Theresa May is not baulking, and the world says goodbye to the amazing Stephen Hawking.
Digital 13-03-2018

Europe’s future in high performance computing

Currently only 5% of High Performance Computers are located in the EU and according to Vice-President Ansip, not all EU countries have the capacity to develop such infrastructure on their own.
Tweets of the Week, Episode 38
Politics 09-03-2018

Tweets of the Week: US Trade War, Italian Election, and Women’s Day

This week, potential trade war with US is brewing, Italy’s election results make for interesting viewing, and International Women’s Day shows women’s rights are accruing.
Economy & Jobs 09-03-2018

Cretu: No cuts for cohesion funds, fresh money for new priorities

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu said that cohesion funds should not be reduced in the next EU budget as they form the backbone of the EU economy. Instead, member states should finance upcoming priorities with new money.
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Agrifood 09-03-2018

Europe’s Food and Drink Industry celebrates successes of Single Market

FoodDrinkEurope marks the 25th anniversary of the Single Market — and the wide variety of food and drink it offers to consumers across Europe — with a new campaign that celebrates the diversity of products available.
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Bye, bye CECED, welcome APPLiA

After 60 years of history and technological revolution, the home appliance sector in Europe will be represented by the fully modernised association, now called APPLiA.
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Digital 07-03-2018

Game Changers: Nuria Oliver on Artificial Intelligence

Nuria Oliver talks about why we are currently living in the “Golden Age” of AI, how she personally got involved in the field, and her thoughts on how Europe can be a global leader in AI.
Electricity 07-03-2018

System flexibility as the key to a decarbonised and resilient European power system

In a decentralising energy system where the proportion of renewable energy penetration increases, enabling greater system flexibility of the EU energy market is crucial.
Economy & Jobs 07-03-2018

Jourová: Pay and pension gaps between women and men are ‘shameful’

On the eve of International Women’s Day, European Commissioner Věra Jourová, in charge of gender equality, slammed EU member states for not eliminating pay and pension gaps fast enough.
Politics 06-03-2018

Over A Coffee with Arne Lietz, German MEP

Arne Lietz meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about how to throw grenades, climate diplomacy, arms control, the EU's intricate dance in the Middle East, growing up in East Germany, and what really happened to Martin Schulz.
Energy 06-03-2018

Irish minister: We are the global leaders in taking variable renewable electricity onto the grid

The Irish electricity is now able to cope with 65% of electricity coming from intermittent electricity sources like wind and solar – an expertise Energy Minister Denish Naugthen believes can be replicated on a larger scale as Europe moves towards 50% renewable power by 2030.
Brexit 05-03-2018

Young people and Brexit: Are we listening to the next generation?

The UK’s decision to leave the EU is leaving many young people on both sides of the Channel feeling uncertain about their future. While some see an opportunity to carve out a new future, others are anxious that Brexit will...
Elections 02-03-2018

Italian election campaign plagued by fake news

Since the start of the election campaign in Italy, fake videos and pictures have circulated on social networks. looks into the main ones as part of the ‘Fact or Fake’ series, in partnership with France 24.
Politics 02-03-2018

Tweets of the Week: Mobile World Congress, Brexit mess, and the beast from the east

Hello and welcome to EU Tweets of the Week. This week, techies swamp Barcelona for their annual congress, Brexit, as usual is just one big mess, and the Beast From The East causes widespread distress.
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Economy & Jobs 01-03-2018

Live: BusinessEurope Day 2018 in Brussels

In the context of its 60 anniversary, BusinessEurope discussed 'The value(s) of business' in a day-long event in Brussels on March 1, 2018. As Media Partner, we featured a live stream throughout the day that can still be watched. Keynote speeches included Donald Tusk, Jyrki Katainen and Michel Barnier on a key day in the Brexit negotiations.
Circular economy 01-03-2018

Plastics Strategy: challenges and opportunities of recycling

Plastics are everywhere in our daily life: they are used in packaging, buildings, cars, electronics, agriculture and many other sectors. Plastics production is currently 20 times higher than in the '60s, and is expected to grow exponentially by 2050.
Central Asia 28-02-2018

What’s next for EU-Kazakhstan relations?

2018 is an important year for EU-Kazakhstan relations as it marks the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations and the start of a new chapter with the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Kazakhstan and the EU (EPCA) fully entering into force.
Circular economy 28-02-2018

Karmenu Vella: ‘We were encouraged by EU ban on plastic bags’

Single-use plastics like cutlery could be banned under new EU proposals due out in May, said Karmenu Vella, the EU’s Environment Commissioner, in an interview with
Elections 28-02-2018

How the National Front burnt its fingers with a fabricated video

A former campaign director from the far-right National Front party openly admitted on Twitter that he circulated a fabricated video during the French presidential campaign. looks into the story as part of the ‘Fact or Fake’ series, in partnership with France 24.
Energy 27-02-2018

Transitioning to renewables: What role for biomass?

Wind, solar, hydro, biomass and geothermal are all potential renewable energy sources that can replace fossil fuels which are blamed for warming the planet.
Economy & Jobs 23-02-2018

Payments: Converging Users, Sectors and Technology

As users call for the convenience of the digital experience, well- established financial services providers must embrace the change.
Railways 23-02-2018

What will Brexit mean for Europe’s railways? Exploring ‘EU27’ perspectives

Until Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU conclude, all industry sectors, including rail, face uncertainty about future relations.
Brexit 23-02-2018

Tweets of the Week: Selmayr’s promotion, Barroso’s ethics, and Mad Max Brexit

Welcome to Tweets of the Week. This week, Selmayr's promotion sparks attacks, Barroso’s ethics are allegedly lax, and post-Brexit Britain won’t be like Mad Max.
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Digital 22-02-2018

European data centres: Supporting growth in Europe

Technology is changing the economy - not just in the bigger cities but also in regions across Europe.