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Politics 17-09-2021

Tweets of the Week: Pope, SOTEU, Timmermans influential

Pope sticks to the essential, SOTEU has snack potential, and Timmermans is ranked influential.

DEMOTEC – Democratising Territorial Cohesion: Experimenting with deliberative citizen engagement and participatory budgeting in European regional and urban policies

DEMOTEC investigate the role of participatory budgeting in fostering greater and more informed citizen participation in policy-making.
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Large glazed surfaces deliver more than we think

By providing access to natural daylight and a visual connection with the external environment, glass ensures health and well-being in all type of buildings.

Media Partnership – The road to COP26: what is the role of biofuels?

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), of all direct CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, transportation accounts for 24%.
Politics 10-09-2021

Tweets of the Week: Poland Fines, EU Lingo, Brussels Filming

Poland in the dock over rule of law, EU lingo sticks in the craw, and EU bubble greets film crew with awe.

Carbon removal strategy – Is it needed and will it make a difference?

European Union Member States have agreed to reach climate neutrality by 2050 and increase their level of ambition for 2030. This means that Europe needs to amend many of its climate policies.
Climate change 08-09-2021

Forest restoration and tree-planting – What impact for climate change mitigation?

The EU has adopted ambitious new targets to curb climate change, with a pledge to make them legally binding.
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The Fitfor55 package is a turning point and a remarkable moment for the flat glass sector

The flat glass sector stands ready to play a crucial role in decarbonizing buildings, transport and energy.
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Highlights of the Hydrogen4EU virtual event “Charting pathways to enable net zero – What role for hydrogen?”

During the event interesting conversations took place around the Hydrogen4EU report, which charts pathways for low-carbon and renewable hydrogen to contribute to the EU’s goal of net zero GHG emissions by 2050. The keynote speaker was Adina Valean and the panel...
Politics 03-09-2021

Tweets of the Week: Afghanistan, Bled Strategic Forum, German Triell

Afghan situation leaves Europe stressed, the Bled Strategic Forum is a total sausage fest and German chancellor wannabes are put to the test.

New EU Emissions Trading System: what should change?

Set up in 2005, the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) is the world's first international emissions trading system. Since its establishment, the concept has had plenty of detractors.
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Cities & regions 01-09-2021

¡Ojalá!

Follow the first steps of Michelle, a 25-year-old student from Barcelona (Spain), in Marrakesh (Morocco). She discovers how municipalities in the province of Barcelona joint efforts with municipalities in the Marrakesh-Safi region to strengthen citizens’ participation and promote gender equality...
Politics 31-08-2021

Talking shop or shaping Europe’s future?

The Conference on the Future of Europe is now officially underway. But with its original political patron, French President Emmanuel Macron, no longer leading the project, and the Covid pandemic still around us, it is unclear where the conference will...
Non-discrimination 18-08-2021

Time for EU’s talk on diversity to be matched by actions, says leading MEP

Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission is talking a good game when it comes to tackling discrimination on race, gender and sexual identity but now faces a ‘crucial moment’ when these promises must become reality, Swedish MEP Alice Kuhnke tells...
Politics 28-07-2021

Far-Right Parties in the European Parliament Explained

Far-right and conservative parties from 16 EU countries, including France’s Rassemblement National, Poland’s PiS, Hungary’s Fidesz, and Italy’s Lega, have decided to join forces to make their voice heard in the European debates. Together, they signed a document calling for...
Non-discrimination 23-07-2021

Renew MEP: Racism is an everyday phenomenon in our societies

Europe needs to face the fact that racism is not something that only happens in the US or elsewhere, but is an everyday phenomenon in our European societies, Hungarian MEP Anna Júlia Donáth (Renew Europe) told EURACTIV. She spoke about...
Politics 16-07-2021

Tweets of the Week: EURO Finale, Fit for 55, Bastille Day

Euro football final ends in affray, Fit for 55, will Ursula get her way? And the Commission’s cheery greeting is a total cliche.
Central Asia 14-07-2021

Human Rights in Kazakhstan – The road ahead

In June 2021, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree “On further measures of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of human rights”, which he said represents an important step in the political modernisation of the Central Asian country....
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Cities & regions 14-07-2021

Discover PLATFORMA-CEMR latest study on SDGs!

The 2021 edition of PLATFORMA-CEMR regular series of publications on how municipalities, regions and their associations are making the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality on the ground is online!
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2021

Recovery and sustainability – how can SMEs achieve both?

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the beating heart of Europe’s economy, accounting for over 90% of all businesses in the EU and for more than half of its gross domestic product, whilst employing about 100 million EU workers before the pandemic.
Economy & Jobs 12-07-2021

The future of work in the EU – Challenges in a fast-changing world

The way we work, and our societies more broadly, are undergoing fundamental transformations in a context of globalisation, demographic changes, and the rapid advance of technologies.
Politics 09-07-2021

Tweets of the Week: Hungary News, Merkel Pose, EURO Finalists

That Hungary law is really pretty vile, Angela Merkel is going out with style and in football the Euros still raise a smile!

Media Partnership: Charting pathways to enable net zero – what role for hydrogen?

One year after its release, the EU Hydrogen Strategy continues to be the centre of debates on where, when and how hydrogen can best support the EU’s energy transition goals.
Global Europe 08-07-2021

Central Asia-South Asia Connectivity Summit – Why it matters in the region and beyond

An international connectivity summit named "Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities" will take place in Tashkent from July 15-16 as an initiative of the President of Uzbekistan, a double land-locked country.