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The European Commission has recently released its publication “Horizon 2020 – First Results”, sharing data collected throughout the first year of implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation framework programme for 2014-2020. Let’s take a look at it together. By 1 December 2014, a total number of 100 calls for proposals had… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

The first-ever EU global fishing transparency website, www.whofishesfar.org shows that 15,264 EU vessels were authorised to fish outside EU waters between 2010 and 2014   29th July 2015: Today, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana and WWF heralded a new era of fisheries transparency with the launch of an online database detailing 15,264 EU vessels… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

This is a guest blog post by Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director of Oceana in Europe. Oceana is the world’s largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. For more contributions from Oceana Europe go to http://oceana.blogactiv.eu/. Which animal protein requires no fresh water, produces little carbon dioxide, doesn’t require arable land and provides healthy protein at a… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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

« On n’a jamais autant entendu parler de l’Europe. » Voilà une petite phrase qui revient bien souvent dans les conversations. Effectivement on aborde le sujet européen d’une nouvelle façon. L’Europe préoccupe bien plus qu’il y a encore une année, même au plus fort de la campagne pour les élections européennes. Alors que s’est il passé depuis… » read more

  Posted by Morucci Europe Blog

Guest blog post by Bror Salmelin, Adviser Innovation Systems to the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission Open Innovation 2.0 is the new innovation space for creativity. It replaces the traditional triple helix innovation model with enterprises, research and public sector players with the co-creative quadruple helix innovation model… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blogpost by Vladan Lausevic, member of Alliance of Liberals And Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and student of European Studies at University of Riga.   Somebody said once that you can’t nationalize success and Europeanize failures. After all, there is a multi-level system of governance within the EU where the discussions are necessary to be performed. Problems… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europe. If the European Commission was aiming for high visibility with the Digital Single Market Strategy, they certainly hit their mark. Before the full text of the document was even published, the topic had been embraced by mainstream media with debate stretching way beyond the… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Cela fait exactement dix ans que le traité sur l’Union européenne, encore appelé traité constitutionnel, était présenté aux Européens. Composé de trois parties, le traité regroupait en un seul document l’ensemble des traités précédents depuis le traité de Rome. La deuxième partie concernait la réorganisation institutionnelle et la troisième consacrée au champ social traitait de… » read more

  Posted by Morucci Europe Blog

Guest blog post by Jean-Paul Oury. Behind these terms, with almost pleasant connotations, hides a worrying development of the economics of patents. Certain sectors, where innovation is law (notably telecommunications) seek to manage their large portfolios of patents more effectively, requiring surveillance, validity checks, market strategies, as well as, at the centre of these portfolios,… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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