Marlene Stocker

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Services of General Interest and their role in the post-COVID19 recovery

While the COVID-19 crisis has significantly highlighted and impacted the services of general interest,  they will be central in landing the green and digital transitions in a fair and inclusive way. On the occasion of their new identity, SGI Europe...
Politics 08-01-2021

Tweets of the Week: Covid Vaccine, Capitol Mob and China Deal

Brand new vaccine is just the job, US capitol stormed by angry mob, and China investment deal makes MEPs sob.
Politics 21-12-2020

A look-back at 2020

2020 is nearly over. Coronavirus has dominated all the news over the last 12 months but plenty more happened besides. Sam Morgan saves you the trauma of trying to remember it yourselves and looks back at what happened in 2020.
Economy & Jobs 27-11-2020

Exploring discontent with the EU

EURACTIV takes a closer look a what the geography of EU discontent is, what a regional analysis of the citizens’ dissatisfaction can reveal about the places that are most anti-EU and what the EU can do.
Circular economy 09-11-2020

Sustainable Finance: Opportunity or threat for the manufacturing industry?

Since the publication of the Sustainable Finance Package in 2018, the European Commission has sent clear messages to investors in Europe that the financial sector must not harm the planet and its citizens, and must avoid green washing. The objectives...
Politics 03-11-2020

The EU’s Rule of Law Approach Explained

EU leaders are fond of talking about the bloc’s values but a much more fundamental question is whether we should have common rules about the way in which our governments are built, how power is exercised and maintained in check....
26-10-2020

Media4Europe conference: Stars4Media and news media’s recovery

During the Media4Europe conference, held on October 14th, 2020, the Stars4Media results were unveiled. This project supports innovation in the media sector, through training and cross-border cooperation: 21 Initiatives were co-financed, involving 105 media professionals from 42 media outlets in 17 countries.
Politics 23-10-2020

Tweets of the Week: Veggie Burgers, Supermarket Aisles, Pope Statements

Veggie burger debate makes us lose hope, French minister is a bit of a dope, and a big change of heart by the Pope.
Politics 16-10-2020

Tweets of the Week: EUCO, Cyber Work, Female Clothing

European Council is the same old racked, this Fatima advert just doesn’t hack it, and Finnish PM is shamed over low-cut jacket.
Agrifood 13-10-2020

European meat sector: What role for poultry meat in the F2F strategy?

Poultry is the most widely consumed meat in the world, and is enjoyed by many as part of a balanced diet. But the meat sector in general has come under intense scrutiny during the coronavirus crisis and has been a bone of contention throughout ongoing debates concerning the sustainability of the EU agricultural sector.
Economy & Jobs 12-10-2020

Protecting an evolving workforce: The case for agile protection

Deepening the EU data economy and investments in AI are top priorities on the agenda of the von der Leyen Commission. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the digital transformation in all sectors is speeding up, intensifying our reliance on software, data and AI.
Politics 09-10-2020

Tweets of the Week: Quarantined VDL, Barless Brussels, Happy Commissioner Reshuffle

Ursula Von der Leyen is all on her own, Brussels becomes a booze-free zone and the reshuffled Commission is what we’d already known. 
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Economy & Jobs 06-10-2020

A bridge to jobs

How to support young people’s transition to work during and beyond the pandemic? The recent StartNet virtual conference discussed the European Commission’s recent policies to improve young people’s transition to work with European Commissioner Nicolas Schmitt as well as best...
Politics 02-10-2020

Tweets of the Week: EU v UK, Jourova v Orban, Vivaldi Government

Commission takes UK to court, spat erupts as Orban falls short, and Belgium finally has a government... of a sort.

Resolving plastic packaging waste: Can deposit return schemes provide a breakthrough?

The EU Single-Use Plastics Directive sets a 90% separate collection target for plastic beverage bottles by 2029. Policymakers are debating whether deposit return schemes (DRS) can be the solution to achieve this target.
Politics 25-09-2020

Tweets of the Week: Migration Pact, Council Cancellation, Kent’s Brexit Border

Does anyone know what the Migration Pact meant? European Council cancellation letters are sent, and Brexit means there’ll be a hard border in Kent.
Politics 18-09-2020

Tweets of the Week: SOTEU, Forest Cities, Good Friday Agreement

In her state of the union, VDL aims to please, Trump thinks Vienna is nothing but trees and Dominic Raab has us all thinking jeez!

Ammonia: The missing link in the hydrogen story?

Hydrogen has become a central element of EU plans to reach net-zero emission by mid-century. The hydrogen strategy relies partly on imports of hydrogen produced from places like North Africa, the Arabic Peninsula and Ukraine. How will this work in practice?
Non-discrimination 23-07-2020

MINDSET – Moving the Ideas of Non-Discrimination: Supporting an Equality Transformation

EURACTIV joins forces with EURACTIV Romania, Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes and the Migration Policy Group to raise awareness on racial and ethnic discrimination thanks to MINDSET, a project financed by the European Commission.
Politics 01-07-2020

Germany’s ‘crisis’ EU Presidency explained

Germany takes over the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July. This responsibility comes at a time when the EU is facing unprecedented challenges and expectations of Germany's leadership and diplomatic skills are higher than ever.
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2020

Pubs ask for VAT cut on alcohol to face post-COVID reality

Europe’s hospitality sector has been hit hard by the lockdown measures enforced across the continent to contain the spread of COVID-19. In Belgium, pubs and restaurants were forced to shut down on 13 March. The Belgian government provided one-off payments and...
Politics 16-06-2020

Europe’s tourism dilemma explained

Empty squares, deserted beaches and cancelled trips - the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown Europe’s tourism industry into chaos. Will we be able to go on holidays this summer? Will Europe’s travel industry survive the pandemic? And what is the EU doing in all this?

European energy decarbonisation: reinforcing the EU’s 2050 climate goal through a green recovery

Decarbonising the energy sector in Europe by 2050 is an ambitious, yet achievable objective.
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Agrifood 20-04-2020

Clear information on probiotics will benefit EU citizens

For IPA Europe to create a favourable environment for probiotics, with clear information on the label, will benefit EU citizens and contribute to cost savings at a societal level.
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