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In a Grand Chamber ruling of 4 September 2018, the European Court of Justice annulled two decisions of the Commission to refuse access to documents on impact assessment reports in environmental matters. The decision is an important precedent to ensure greater transparency of the EU institutions at the early stages of legislative action – arguably… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

More than a ‘Procedural’ Revision The European Union for the past few years has faced significant crises of political and economic nature. It has to deal for the first time in its 60-year history with a Member State wanting to exit from the Union; with hostility by and even trade wars with what used to… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

Today, on March 1, the European Commission’s freshly appointed Secretary-General Martin Selmayr starts working in his new position. On February 21, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, appointed his new Secretary-General replacing Alexander Italianer, who announced, the same morning, the retirement from his position by the end of the month. Selmayr’s rapid appointment has… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

The best way to foster trust between politicians and citizens is by making informed decisions through dialogue. We, EU policy-makers, must listen to people’s concerns and aspirations; we have to consider the social, economic and political impact of our decisions in all Member States and across different sectors and societies. The European Commission is indeed… » read more

  Posted by EurActiv: Moving forward, with strong values

EurActiv has joined European Business Press as a member only recently but it brought a fresh view on how to do business in the traditional environment of print publications. With its original business model EurActiv paved the way for other business media companies. EurActiv’s strength is diversification of the content that is used by a… » read more

  Posted by EurActiv: Moving forward, with strong values

Abstract: Information is the lifeblood of the EU and EurActiv mines it successfully Transparency has been and remains a key value at EurActiv EurActiv has stretched the European public debate linguistically and done so efficiently   Happy Birthday EurActiv! It is a tribute to EurActiv’s current status as an irreplaceable information source that I find… » read more

  Posted by EurActiv: Moving forward, with strong values

EurActiv, the independent online EU policy media, deployed its editorial and communication resources to cover the European elections across its multi-lingual media network in 12 EU countries and 12 languages. It did so in the interests of providing non-biased, fact-based public information on the people and policies at the heart of the election campaign. Europe… » read more

  Posted by EurActiv: Moving forward, with strong values

EurActiv is a key player on the European media scene. It informs and educates, providing a valuable tool to policy makers and observers alike in twelve languages. EurActiv also identifies the tough policy choices to be made and provides a forum for democratic debate. ​​I have found its journalistic standards to be high and its… » read more

  Posted by EurActiv: Moving forward, with strong values

When we started EurActiv in 1999, we could not have foreseen what an influence our new internet venture would have on the future of European Union news reporting. At the time, European Voice was the only media ‘voice’ trying to bring traditional newspaper journalism to the European scene. It was therefore no surprise that, during… » read more

  Posted by EurActiv: Moving forward, with strong values

The European Commission is holding a public consultation to evaluate the Transparency Register that supplies information on EU lobbyists and the policy process. As a professor and trainer in lobbying and a somewhat active analyst, I thought it might be worth sharing my humble opinion. As this is about transparency, I feel it should not… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

  The agricultural-science world is looking on in horror as countries, regions and retailers are beginning to ban glyphosate, the active ingredient found in Monsanto’s main herbicide, Roundup. These restrictions are not being implemented on scientific grounds (per exposure level, coffee and biscuits are far more toxic than glyphosate) but on the basis of moral… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

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