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By Dr. Eli Opper, EUREKA High-Level Group Chairman As part of the EUREKA Clean-Tech Action and in parallel to the EUREKA meetings held last week in Eilat, Israel, EUREKA hosted a panel at the 4th Annual Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference this past Wednesday. Israel’s southern-most city of Eilat was the backdrop for the event, where… » read more

Last week I was in Madrid for the European Nanoelectronics Forum 2010, a conference sponsored by EUREKA’s CATRENE Cluster. CATRENE is a pan-European program supporting cooperative R&D projects in microelectronics. I was at the conference to give a presentation on the “Israeli Chairmanship’s Views of the EUREKA Clusters and CATRENE”, and while there had the… » read more

The environment problem caused by cities may include some environment solutions for the planet. For example, BedZED in Greater London represents a successful environmentally-friendly district although it failed on the socio-economic principles. (See Cities, problem or solution to the environment crisis? 1/2) There is an area in Malmo which economical, social and ecological transformations have been… » read more

Looking at Russia, Pakistan or China this summer, we can bet environment will come back on people radars and political agendas. Let’s face it: no viable and timely global solution exist for current population and CO2 emissions. But as population growth is part of the risk, I am curious how Europe is positioned to building… » read more

The Subsistence Expenses Deceit   In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell   Part 2: The EPSO’s Personal Data Protection Policy Deceit Part 1: The Treaty of Lisbon Deceit     Note to the reader: Some attachments have been omitted or replaced by blank forms in the… » read more

On the opportunity of the Copenhagen Conference on the Environment it might be purposeful to reflect on an aspect of the foundations of the debate often leading to wrong perceptions, expectations and often apathy. Since earlier than the 60s of the previous century the environmental movement, embracing enlightened individuals and genuinely concerned citizens, observing worrying… » read more

In our last interview from the Future of Agriculture series, we have to Franz Fischler, former European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, and now Chairman of the Rise Foundation, an organisation that supports rural development. The main focus of his position on the future development of the European agricultural sector is on the… » read more

(Executive Summary of the conclusions of the European Citizens’ Seminar held in Erfurt, Germany, 28-31 March 2009). This policy is intended to allow the development of socio-economic & environmentally sustainable agricultural systems. This will allow the present generation to meet its needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Labelling could… » read more

We were pleased to be able to interview Gerard Van Harten at the 2009 European Business Summit in Brussels. Mr Van Harten is Chairman of Dow Benelux. He spoke about policies relating to sustainability and the stance of Dow on these issues. If you would like to tell us your opinion, please leave a comment… » read more

Trips and WTO

The philosophy of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is to implement a liberal world regime on trade. This aim goes beyond the national frontiers and has several effects on the legal system established by the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS), especially concerning the Intellectual Property Rights territorial principle. In the TRIPS… » read more

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