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Genval, 27 November 2016 – The author, who is Policy Coordinator at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) argues that trade liberalisation policy can both support public health goals and undermine them. The potential for economic growth and higher incomes enable wider access to healthier lifestyles, while increased availability of cheaper processed foods, tobacco and… » read more

  Posted by EU ZMK's Diary

Written by Anouk Canet Luxleaks and the Panama Papers have made awareness about tax evasion issues mainstream. But as painful for the global economy as it may sound, tax evasion still overshadows the broader issue of tax competition – the relative lowering of tax base and tax rate to attract investments – and the subsequent… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Jean-Michel Bos [Connect Euranet/ Flickr] Jean-Michel Bos is Editor-in-Chief of Euranet Plus, grouping top national radios like RTBF, Radio 24 and BFM Business, now at risk of stopping. Just before the Commission apparently decided not to renew Euranet Plus’s contract, he spoke with EurActiv Founder Christophe Leclercq, as part of the series #Media4EU .Mr Bos… » read more

  Posted by EuRoman

Guest blog post by Pál Belényesi, Lecturer in Economics and Law at the John Cabot University. In a recent EUobserver article signed by the code name Civis Europaeus, an internal European Commission employee argues for a fundamentally revised communication strategy in order to win acceptance for Europe and thereby save the European unification process. The… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

On the 30th of September, the 1989 Generation Initiative held a roundtable at the LSE, drawing together a mix of students and EU professionals to discuss the State of the Union delivered by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and the recent Bratislava Declaration. Participants were asked to respond directly to both before suggesting… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Association to Horizon 2020 As of September 2016, there are 16 countries associated to Horizon 20201. Being associated to Horizon 2020 means that a third country can formally participate in the programme and is expected to provide a financial contribution on the basis of an International Agreement concluded between individual non-EU countries and the European… » read more

  Posted by Europa Media

Guest blog post by Dalibor Vukcevic, Executive Director of the LGBT Action Group.   After five rounds of vote at the Security Council, Portuguese former Prime Minister, Mr Antonio Guterres continues to lead the race with a very limited number of negative votes. But despite all the efforts from the UN to make the nomination… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The Czech daily Hospodarske Noviny (English: “Economic Newspaper”) is reporting today that the Czech Export Bank (CEB) and export insurance agency EGAP may not be be able to finance the Pljevlja II lignite power plant in Montenegro due to new OECD rules entering force on 1 January 2017. by Hugo Charat, cross-posted from the Bankwatch… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

10 myths about press publishers

Guest blog post by Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director, European Publishers Council. This week, the Commission is publishing a copyright reform package containing draft legal texts and an overarching Communication including a related right for press publishers. This new right aims to provide legal protection by introducing rights at EU level to protect the unauthorised… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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