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In November 2015, the independent High Level Expert Group has released its report containing an ex post evaluation of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, as required by the European Parliament Decision and European Council decision setting up FP7. In early 2016 the Commission will publish its response. The objective of this Group was… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

It is natural that, after giving birth to a child, all parents want their newborns to have a good, healthy, productive and fruitful life. In that respect it is not surprising that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have the same feelings and emotions. In an open letter posted on Facebook yesterday and… » read more

  Posted by FEPS Fresh Thinking

  By Jan Vandermosten     A quote from Goldman Sachs perfectly summarizes the structural decline in which the global coal market finds itself today: ‘just as a worker celebrating their 65th anniversary can settle into a more sedate lifestyle while they look back on past achievements, we argue that thermal coal has reached its… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

Oceana calls on the EU states to follow scientific advice in setting TACs and prioritise stock recovery in their final decisions Today, the European Commission has presented its annual proposal of catch limits (TACs) for the Baltic Sea. The proposal is based largely on scientific advice, issued by the International Council on the Exploration of… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

The United Nations Financing for Development Conference was held in Addis Ababa this week. Yes, Ethiopia may not be Heard in Europe’s usual patch, but our spies are everywhere. Developing countries, 77 of them in fact, were pushing for the creation of a global tax body overseen by the UN. They want it because they… » read more

As it happened, I was unable to attend the lecture by Prof. Finn E. Kydland and Prof. Edward C. Prescott, entitled ‘The Poor Economic Performances in the EU and the US: Problems are Political, not Economic’, which took place on June 24th in Warsaw. I was in Sopot at that time, presenting the energy and… » read more

European Energy Union

The union grows through crises – this phrase yields some 20 million search results about the European Union, even without clarifying what kind of union is meant, while searches related to the growth vision for the European Union, run in various configurations, return 500 thousand results at best. This is several times less than in… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

European Energy Union

The union grows through crises – this phrase yields some 20 million search results about the European Union, even without clarifying what kind of union is meant, while searches related to the growth vision for the European Union, run in various configurations, return 500 thousand results at best. This is several times less than in… » read more

Cuando hace dos años los mandatarios europeos y latinoamericanos se reunieron en Santiago de Chile, se abrió una nueva era en las relaciones birregionales de los dos lados del Atlántico. Allí se puso de manifiesto un cambio histórico en la visión que unos tenemos de los otros, se ponía fin a un claro desequilibrio asimétrico… » read more

  Posted by Con acento hispano

Cuando hace dos años los mandatarios europeos y latinoamericanos se reunieron en Santiago de Chile, se abrió una nueva era en las relaciones birregionales de los dos lados del Atlántico. Allí se puso de manifiesto un cambio histórico en la visión que unos tenemos de los otros, se ponía fin a un claro desequilibrio asimétrico… » read more

Guest Blog post by EurActiv’s Development Policy Section’s Editors The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – global targets for international development – will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire at the end of 2015. In EurActiv’s recent Reader Survey focused on our multi-language EU Development Policy content (and subsequently via EurActiv’s Development Policy-focused… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Any strategy refers to specific external factors. In the case of oil companies, macroeconomic variables can include crude oil prices, product margins and the price of the US dollar. As changes in these variables have a strong effect on financial flows, assumptions about their future values are an important element of all business strategies. Since… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

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