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Refugee Integration in Europe: good practices and challenges

16 May 2018

The EU has a duty to protect refugees from exploitation, while preserving the values upon Europe’s  democratic societies are built, argues Tommaso Virgili.

Biofuels in the renewable energy directive: The last call

15 May 2018

Ahead of this week's RED II negotiations, Géraldine Kutas explains where policymakers are getting it wrong on biofuels - and how they can fix their mistakes before it's too late.

Scratching the surface: why mandatory GMO feeding studies just do not make sense

15 May 2018

It’s time to scratch the surface, and recognise that advanced plant breeding methods, including GM crops, can really make a positive impact, writes Julian Little.

Is Europe willing to make animals the scapegoat through a disproportionate focus on their role in AMR?

8 May 2018

Unlike human medicines veterinary medicines undergo a thorough environmental risk assessment, explains AnimalhealthEurope Secretary General, Roxane Feller.

Brexit: research and education must be solved now

3 May 2018

Research and education should be among the easier elements of the Brexit negotiations, argue Paul Boyle and Rolf Tarrach

Tunisia needs local elections to entrench democracy

3 May 2018

As the birthplace and sole success story of the Arab Spring thus far, Tunisia’s journey from dictatorship to revolution to nascent democracy is unique in the Arab region, explains Rached...

Transatlantic industrial cooperation helps allies keep their edge, writes Chris Lombardi

2 May 2018

The last 12 months have seen swift progress in the development of European defence and security capabilities.

The energy challenge: Why Europe’s universities hold the key

26 April 2018

Universities are uniquely positioned to work with policymakers and industry to shape a sustainable energy future, writes Torbjørn Digernes.

A shift to lightweighting demands heavyweight political support

17 April 2018

Lighter vehicles offer the opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions from all vehicles. However, continuing to focus on a mass-based approach is an opportunity lost, writes Patrik Ragnarsson.

Unleashing Big Data’s Potential for journalism, economy and research

4 April 2018

The extent to which Text and Data Mining is revolutionising the way both public and private sector researchers work has yet to be fully realised by EU policymakers, argue data mining experts.

Time to consign TB to the history books

23 March 2018

TB is far from being consigned to the history books, but there is real hope for a TB-free world in the coming decades, write Ivan Solovic and Raquel Duarte.

New rules breaking down barriers to innovation in animal health

21 March 2018

As trilogue negotiations progress, there are numerous ways in which the new rules on animal medicines can shape up to deliver on objectives to foster innovation for improving the health and...

Science and Democracy: safeguarding the right to science, also in agriculture

19 March 2018

The upcoming World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research will help raise awareness of the need for legislation to embrace the right to science, explains Marco Cappato.

Opposites attract: three main ideologies, one common threat

19 March 2018

In recent years the EU has experienced a bewildering wave of terrorist attacks from groups and individuals.

Europe must invest (much) more in research and education collaboration

19 March 2018

Investment in research and education not only brings the highest European added value, it is also the most effective long-term, future-oriented commitment that the EU can make towards its citizens...

Europe can’t afford to ignore Novo Banco

5 March 2018

Portugal’s central bank must correct its mistaken bail-in, if it wants to rebuild trust with the international investment community.

Salmonella – See no evil…..

14 February 2018

No one likes to talk about salmonella in feed, but the consequences of the recent formaldehyde denial mean we will be forced to talk about it a whole lot more, warns Phil McGuire.

Active Cities: Tomorrow’s pathway to healthy lifestyles

2 February 2018

Cities are strongholds of sedentary behaviour and unhealthy lifestyles, writes Maxime Leblanc

EU Court accused of playing politics with renewal of EU-Morocco fisheries deal

30 January 2018

The EU is expected to resume fisheries cooperation with Morocco despite a ‘politically motivated’ legal opinion from the EU Court of Justice, argues Eli Hadzhieva.

EU must future-proof legislation for animal health

29 January 2018

Animal Health Europe’s Roxane Feller provides a recap on the veterinary medicines and medicated feed review ahead of trilogue talks kicking-off this week on 31 January