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Health 28-02-2020

‘Don’t panic about COVID-19, learn from Latvia,’ says Pabriks

“Resilience is about education. COVID-19 will not be the last emergency faced by Europe,” said Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Artis Pabriks. “We must all learn from this, change our mindset when it comes to crisis management, educate...
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Economy & Jobs 28-02-2020

Building Digital Solutions in Construction

In an increasingly digital global economy, new technologies have a lot of benefits to offer Europe. European Standards (ENs) are on the forefront to make new technologies trustworthy and safe.
Politics 28-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: Coronavirus, Brexit Mandates, Carnival Distaste

Coronavirus lockdown causes pasta distress, what happens next in Brexit is anyone’s guess and a carnival in Flanders fails to impress.
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Health 28-02-2020

Rare diseases Day at the European Parliament

People living with SMA, ALS and other rare disease was the focus of the Rare Disease event at the EU Parliament on 18 February. The event was organised by Biogen in collaboration with EURORDIS, the patient organisation for rare diseases.
Agrifood 26-02-2020

Can good food be sold at the smallest price?

Can a pork cutlet which is on special offer be of high quality and still feed the farmer who produced it? Given the current imbalance in Germany's food industry, EURACTIV Germany travelled to Brandenburg to discuss good food and fair prices with one of the region's organic farmer.
Health 25-02-2020

Coronavirus – How should the EU respond?

With the most recent outbreak of coronavirus, now known by its official name COVID-19, announced over the weekend in Italy, the EU is taking precautions to stem the spread of the virus. And as of 24 February, 178 cases of...
Politics 21-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: Brexit Slide Wars, Digital Strategy, Budget Council

Number 10 claims Barnier’s a real jerk, digital strategy raises a wry smirk and leaders work on multiannual financial framework.
Digital 19-02-2020

Digital Agenda – speaking with Ismail Ertug, S&D

Ertug’s Social Contract for the Digital Age “We need a new Social Contract for the digital age” says Ismail Ertug, Vice President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, in charge of the group’s Digital Agenda. Speaking with EURACTIV’s...
Economy & Jobs 19-02-2020

The EU budget explained

Leaders will meet on Thursday (20 February) for a first attempt to reach an agreement on the EU’s next long-term budget. It will shape the future of the bloc for the next seven years. EURACTIV explains what the Multiannual Financial...
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Economy & Jobs 17-02-2020

What does the EU Green Deal mean for European Industries

The European Green Deal presents an opportunity to manage the ecological transition with a new circular economy action plan and an industrial strategy which enables the green and digital transformation. Such a deep transformation will not be possible without the...
Politics 14-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: VLD vs Boris, Coronavirus, and Irish elections

Welcome to Euractiv’s EU Tweets of the Week VDL issues Boris an Ozzie correction, efforts continue to stop coronavirus infection and Irish give tight result in general election. This episode is supported by ACI Europe, find out more about them...
Health 12-02-2020

Sinkevicius: Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU's Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU's commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.

The drained lake in Bulgaria – and the money siphoned away

How was it possible that the water from Bulgaria’s Studena Dam disappeared, creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 100,000 people in the city of Pernik?
Agrifood 10-02-2020

Sustainable Food Systems: Does the EU ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy have all the answers?

As the food sector strives to move towards more sustainable food systems and implementing the United Nations SDGs, it faces growing challenges such as climate change, resource depletion, and malnutrition, all affecting the sector and society alike.
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Digital 07-02-2020

Google Online Safety Summit 2020

The Google.org Online Safety Summit took place in Brussels on Tuesday (4 February), showcasing Google.org Impact Challenge on Safety community organisations tackling hate, extremism and child safety online.
Politics 07-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: Orban, The Hulk, and the EU Cancer Plan

Welcome to Euractiv’s EU Tweets of the Week. Not expelling Fidez leaves some members cryin’, tackling climate change, well the Hulk is sure tryin’, and EUCancerPlan is launched by President von der Leyen. This episode is sponsored by ePURE, the...

‘Don’t waste your money on American LNG’: Mark Ruffalo in the European Parliament

Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday (5 February), Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo spoke out against a proposed EU list of energy infrastructure projects that will be voted on next week in the European Parliament.
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Health 04-02-2020

Ensure that no one is left behind

In fall 2019, Dr Hans Kluge was nominated as the new WHO Regional Director for Europe. At the premises of the latest European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) conference in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, nominee WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Kluge,...
Agrifood 03-02-2020

Common Agricultural Policy: How to encourage young people to get into agricultural profession?

EURACTIV France organised a round table to discuss the EU's Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 and the support for the renewal of generations of farmers.
Global Europe 31-01-2020

Why does everybody want to divide the EU, asks Sassoli. And he provides the answer

Speaking in the European Parliament on 31 January, hours before the UK leaves the European Union, Parliament President David Sassoli asked a question which he said was fundamental during the last three years: “Why does everybody want to divide the EU”.
Europe's East 31-01-2020

Poroshenko: More tanks in Donbas than in the German Bundeswehr

The former president of Ukraine sat down with EURACTIV warned that without the elusive ceasefire the loss of Ukrainian lives continues.
Brexit 31-01-2020

‘This is the point of no return’: British MEPs bid farewell to the EU

After 47 years of membership, the UK will leave the EU on 31 January. EURACTIV interviewed British MEPs Nathan Gill (Brexit Party) and Caroline Voaden (Liberal Democrats) before they leave their seats at the European Parliament to know about their...
Politics 31-01-2020

Tweets of the Week: UK Farewell Special

Today, we’re spending Brexit 50ps, the Brits turn and flee, and we’re serenaded by MEPs.

The ‘Lake monster’ that drank the water of a dam in Bulgaria

Where did the water from Bulgaria's Studena Dam disappear, creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 100,000 people in the city of Pernik? Following the first part of Valya Ahchieva's investigation, the Minister of environment and water Neno Dimov was arrested.

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