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Guest blog post by Raphael Weyland, EU conservation policy officer for NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland), a member of the BirdLife partnership. If the European Commission wants to prove its democratic legitimacy, it would be wise to deliver on its promise to ensure better implementation and enforcement of the hugely popular Birds and Habitats Directives. Its new… » read more

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Guest blog post by: Anders Nordstrand, Managing Director, SABO ; Reinhold Lennebo, Managing Director, Fastighetsägarna ; Marie Linder, the chair of Hyresgästföreningen Riksförbundet It is of highest importance that our energy use decrease – to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to make the Union less dependent on imported energy. The work that is now done… » read more

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by Julia Sinnig On 22 August 2012, the Joint Chamber of the Superior Federal Courts of Germany[1], consisting of the Federal Social Court and the Federal Court of Justice of Germany, held that the German price-fixing system for prescription-only medicinal products applying to German pharmacies as well as to mail-order supplies from pharmacies established in… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

When vehicles are discussed from a policy perspective here in Brussels, I often caution other stakeholders that they shouldn’t lose sight of the many different roles that motor vehicles play in our daily lives. This is especially the case when talking about light commercial vehicles, or vans as they are commonly referred to. Light commercial… » read more

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

    Mariana López is the founder – C.E.O. of a social enterprise, The Ocean Corner, a platform to spread knowledge, collaborations, positive practices and love for the oceans. Her work, as a social entrepreneur is to ignite projects of international participation. Currently, she’s leading an education project, partly funded by Royal Society of Arts… » read more

  Posted by Atlantic Arc Cities

  By Jan Mayrhofer Last year, the European Union committed to fostering sustainable growth and development and tackling climate change. The proposed new framework for the EU’s development policy recognises the linkages between both issues, but the EU must be more innovative to fight the injustices of climate change. When the Paris climate deal was… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

“Energy has always been a strategic element for national governments, which they had to control in order to signal strength and power. In the new energy world, national borders will not have the same meaning anymore.” says Jo Leinen, German S&D Member of the European Parliament. His colleague Benedek Jávor, Hungarian Member of the European… » read more

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A new Bankwatch study reveals a worrying track record of criminal and corrupt activities among the companies that are building Europe’s flagship gas pipeline project, the Southern Gas Corridor. by Sven Haertig-Tokarz, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. The Southern Gas Corridor, a 3,500 kilometre system of pipelines meant to bring gas from Azerbaijan into Europe,… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Although ratification of the ambitious climate agreement that was reached in Paris at the end of 2015 is still ongoing, Marrakech hosted a follow-up conference last month. The main objective of this COP22 gathering was to translate the ambitions of the first universal climate agreement into an agenda for concrete action. Here at ACEA, we… » read more

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

Guest blog post by Greg Foster, Area vice-president, Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa. In November 2016, the European Commission outlined its social and economic priorities for the year in the autumn package of the European Semester. Housing is mentioned. However, it is viewed as a commodity rather than a social right. And… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The COP22 meeting in Marrakesh has recently drawn to its close. Delegates from the UNFCCC participating countries have been tirelessly debating the best possible ways of implementing the Paris Agreement in a timely and efficient manner, trying to make sure it delivers on its hopeful promises. At the same time, however, a very imminent threat… » read more

  Posted by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Guest blog by Christian Friis Bach, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Irena Majcen, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia. Sadly, the devastating effects of industrial accidents, with their far-reaching and severe consequences, continue to impact the lives and livelihoods of people across the globe. Major accidents keep… » read more

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