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2017 begins under a busy schedule for the newly appointed Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. For the next six months, the smallest member of the European Union, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is undertaking an ambitious leadership for the first time. Maritime affairs, with its potential for growth, competitiveness and… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

Ci-dessous, un extrait d’un article d’EurActiv à propos d’un exposé au Parlement européen par un Directeur de la Commission, le 12 octobre 2016 : « Marie Donnelly, directrice pour les renouvelables, la recherche et l’efficacité énergétique à la DG Énergie, a expliqué les raisons qui se cachent derrière l’abandon progressif des biocarburants de première génération…… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Lasse Gustavsson is the Executive Director of Oceana in Europe, the world’s largest international advocacy organisation focused solely on marine conservation.   For the first time ever, we know the full potential of fish recovery in Europe and it’s good news! If we fully implement the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and manage stocks sustainably, fish… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

Given the sensitivity of the issue, I have to be careful and begin by stating that I have no interest, direct or indirect, with any of the players in this dossier which combines all the flaws of today’s EU governance: no objective science, full-on op between NGOs and industry, and an incomprehensible process. The book… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

    While market acceptance of alternative-fuel vehicles is rising, we should not forget that they still only represent a very small share of vehicle sales in Europe. It thus remains vital that all relevant players, including policy makers, continue to strive to remove the barriers that hamper the wider market uptake of alternative-fuel vehicles… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Last year the EU automobile industry exported more than 6.2 million vehicles, generating a positive trade balance for Europe in excess of €100 billion. The United States is by far the biggest market for European motor vehicles, accounting for more than 20% of exports (or about 1.3 million units). The other way round, the United… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

By Niall Lane Erdogan is no stranger to breaking new ground in Turkish politics; he has already succeeded in reshaping the presidential office from one of figurehead ceremony to all powerful executive, with direct control of the nation’s cabinet. Yet it now seems that he has overcome a national failsafe that had, until now, put… » read more

  Posted by 1989 Generation Initiative

Research is vital to development. Innovation also depends on being able to put all the human capital available to the test. According to statistics, this situation is still far from the reality. This is a repost of Per innovare (e crescere) servono le donne, originally published in InGenere by Sabina Passamonti (@spassamonti, Facebook, LinkedIn), and… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

That the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is having some seriously detrimental effects on EU-Russia relations is nothing new. But I think we’ve heard enough about this so-called ”new Cold War”. This is a repost of Playing with Russia in the Baltic Sea Sandpit: Challenges and Opportunities, originally published on LinkedIn by Clarissa Hirst (@clarissa_hirst, LinkedIn),… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

As scientists, it can sometimes be difficult to see the real-world implications of some of our research. Concepts can often seem abstract and remote when sitting in a lab or taking field measurements. But researching the Earth sciences can have profound effects on global society. This is a repost of GeoPolicy: 8 science-based projects improving… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

This article has been prepared by Riccardo Tomasi (Head of the IoT Services Management research unit, Pervasive Technologies, ISMB) and Maurizio Spirito (Emerging Trends and Opportunities, ISMB), based on know-how generated by the GreenCom project. This is a repost of The top 20 Lessons to remember when running an ICT&Energy R&D project with a pilot… » read more

  Posted by Europe in My Region

Leaks are becoming the new norm of transparency and perhaps the main source of informed public debate. The Panama mega leak and LuxLeaks expose tax heavens and show the salience of whistleblowers for triggering accountability. Yet, in Europe little or no whistleblower protection exists. Vigijlenca Abazi discusses the mismatch between whistleblowing and legal protection and… » read more

  Posted by CERiM

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